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Old 03-28-2015, 11:51 PM   #76
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Lansdowne need to be demolished.
that is saddest mall I ever been to, now with target/FS gone

just put it out of its misery and build more condos lol
Read somewhere that there's been plans already drawn up for eventual development of retail + commercial, the same way brentwood/oakridge/marine gateway will be done.

maybe they need a 4th T&T in richmond or something
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:34 AM   #77
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It's not online shopping that killed futureshop or any retail for that matter.

It's their SERVICE. Every time I go to Futureshop, it feels that I'm being pressured into buying something by some fucking monkey. The sales have no idea about their products and show ZERO passion about what they do except selling you the extended warranty.

So instead, I do my own homework at home, order it at home, and wait for it to be ship to my own home. But if there were a local option that offer me the same experience, I would MUCH prefer to have it right away rather than waiting for canadaPOSt to deliver in a few days (if there's no delay).

Online shopping is booming, but it's still rather small comparing to B&M retail in total volume. It's up to local stores to up their game to offer an experience up to the same/beyond what online shopping has to offer and it would have no problem thriving.
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bought a samsung dishwasher from futureshop on thursday was asked to buy extended warranty 6 times. four years for 140 dollars. I knew exactly what I wanted and the salesman was still able to annoy me
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Lansdowne need to be demolished.
that is saddest mall I ever been to, now with target/FS gone

just put it out of its misery and build more condos lol
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As sad as Landsdowne is... Langley Farm Market, the TD and the dimsum and food court are still pretty popular

I hear the Home Outfitters there is also going to close soon
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yeah i think all home outfitters are closing aren't they? all the ones ive seen anyway have a closing sign displayed
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Already seeing ads up on cl looking to snag now jobless Futureshop workers....
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Already seeing ads up on cl looking to snag now jobless Futureshop workers....
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They are probably dumb enough to fall for it.
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Gotta say I was very pleased with how they handled the return from future shop. They didn't have the same headset in the store so they replaced it with one of a greater value. I do feel bad for the employees thay lost there job, but I'm glad too see future shop dead.
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From: Future Shop is done: 66 stores gone for good, 65 to become Best Buy locations | Globalnews.ca

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Abbotsford – West Oaks Mall
Coquitlam – Coquitlam Centre
Kelowna – Orchard Plaza
Langley – Langley Centre
North Vancouver – 1076 Marine Drive
Richmond – Lansdowne Centre
Richmond – 2780 Sweden Way
Surrey – Central City Shopping Centre
Vancouver – 1740 West Broadway
I guess the question remains is what will happen with these stores after they've been cleared out? The one in Coq. Centre is pretty big so it'll be interesting to see if who takes over the lot space.
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Surprised to see Bridgeport location close, then there's the next closest BestBuy is by Main and Ontario.
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there was a news report about this either late last year or early this year that mentioned this would happen. lots of people like myself will just go into futureshop to check out certain items and buy them online from somewhere else for a better price. fuck futureshop, im so sick of their annoying sales people who know nothing about the product and are there simply to push their bullshit warranty for a little commission. the sales people at best buy dont care about the products either but at least they aren't trying to shove a warranty up your nose at check out..

i usually go to FS/BB only to buy little things anyways. its always some kind of cable i need right away because im too impatient to wait a week for it. lol. for bigger ticket items like tv's, i go to costco. you just cant beat their warranty, 1 year manufacturers warranty and then they throw another 2 years on to that manufacturers warranty for no extra cost!
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Taco Luis is the only reason I go to Lansdowne
There's always still the location at Oakridge!
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what has happened with all the target stores? I know they're still closing down, but that's 2 anchor tenants of a lot of locations that will be empty.

The new canadian economy may have begun?
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Surprised to see Bridgeport location close, then there's the next closest BestBuy is by Main and Ontario.
bridgeport ones been really dead inside the last two times i went.
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what has happened with all the target stores? I know they're still closing down, but that's 2 anchor tenants of a lot of locations that will be empty.

The new canadian economy may have begun?
They're closing 30 stores by Apr 1st and 96 by easter Sunday and they're planning on shuttering all doors by mid April

Other than their rate of closure I haven't heard any news regarding replacement tenants, I wouldn't be surprised if some malls open the space up for smaller stores now.... however smaller spots aren't limited either, the 'Jacob' locations haven't been filled yet and they've been closed for several months now, then there's the additional mexx stores and home outfitters

There's just too many open locations now with all the recent closures and I doubt mall managers will be willing to negotiate on prices so soon since they're run by greedy idiots so, they' re going to lie empty for awhile I bet
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Taco Luis is the only reason I go to Lansdowne
The only reason I took the job at FS Lansdowne
It was one of the more fun job's I had except for when the clai's bitched at me in a foreign language because I wouldn't give them two promo's
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Walked into BB today to buy a memory card and couldn't help but overhear the customer service reps trying hard to push for the extended warranty. Guess it's at BB now too.
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Surprised to see Bridgeport location close, then there's the next closest BestBuy is by Main and Ontario.
The Best Buy in Lansdowne is still open.
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They're closing 30 stores by Apr 1st and 96 by easter Sunday and they're planning on shuttering all doors by mid April

Other than their rate of closure I haven't heard any news regarding replacement tenants, I wouldn't be surprised if some malls open the space up for smaller stores now.... however smaller spots aren't limited either, the 'Jacob' locations haven't been filled yet and they've been closed for several months now, then there's the additional mexx stores and home outfitters

There's just too many open locations now with all the recent closures and I doubt mall managers will be willing to negotiate on prices so soon since they're run by greedy idiots so, they' re going to lie empty for awhile I bet
wow, didn't realize there were so many closures. i'd heard mexx went into bankruptcy protection, but didn't know they closed their Vancouver stores. and home outfitters?

wow - low educated / young workers are pretty fucked - so little opportunity and so much more competition in the pipeline!
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yep however Home Outfitters don't seem to be closing all stores, but they've been steadily downsizing since last year across canada. All their stores in malls seem to be getting closed, over in ontario and locally. The Bay is said to be pushing their Home Outfitters stores towards an online sales format instead of BM

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07..._5613595.html?

the article lists only 2 stores, but their location in Metro is also closing and over in poco too iirc

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Walked into BB today to buy a memory card and couldn't help but overhear the customer service reps trying hard to push for the extended warranty. Guess it's at BB now too.
pushing warranty has always been at BB. at least it has been with my purchases from there.

its where they really rake in the dough and commissions
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Seems like I'm the only one who have never been hassled to buy extended warranty at FS.

The only funny incident I remember having way back was when I was buying a monitor at Best Buy. I took the box, was on my way to the cashier when a random staff intercepted me. He said, "Hi, let me help you bring that to the front". Then made sure the cashier knew he had helped me.

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