Alright, we are scrounging together all of the Black Friday 2009 ads and deals that we can find, and bringing them to you one-by-one in order to help you make your shopping decisions, and we are starting with Office Depot, which actually has a few surprising items that are fairly attractive, if you ask us. Go ahead and check out the list after the break. Also check out our Newegg posts, for items you can buy from the warmth of your chair, as opposed to lining up outside in the cold. Hey, to each their own.
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Laptop Magazine reported that there may have been deceptive sales practices at some Office Depots. It started when they went to buy a Gateway laptop and the salesperson first tried to convince them not to purchase it, then tried to get them to buy tech services to go with it. Some comments came in that seemingly verified that behavior in others. The comments drew so much attention that the company issued a statement saying that they don’t condone the practice and are reviewing the situation.
If you have ever been subject to high pressure from associates trying to get you to purchase something in addition to the product, like an extended warranty, you have to know that in certain retail outlets this is where a commission comes in. It us sort of like a McDonald’s employee being forced to ask if you want fries with your Big Mac, but without the extra pay.
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In an attempt to cut their losses, Office Depot’s adopting a familiar strategy; announcing today that they’ll be closing 112 or roughly 9% of their “underperforming” stores, six of their 33 North American distribution facilities and reducing their workforce by 2,200 jobs over the next three months. The plan to close 112 stores will reduce the chain’s brick and mortar stores to 1,163. It plans to close 45 stores in the Central U.S., 40 in the Northeast and Canada, 19 in the West and eight in the South - proof that “Taking Care of Business” is not only a slogan, but a business model…
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We can’t wait to see whether Office Depot actually fulfills these orders, but deals site Spoofee.com has a 15% coupon for
Officedepot.com, which lets you pick up an Xbox 360 Platinum pack for $339.99 + tax with free shipping. In addition, you get a bunch of other free goodies that you can pawn away on eBay, including a bluetooth headset, CD/AM-FM radio stereo system, leather “padfolio”, and a retro-style mini-fridge. Not bad for under $400 with free shipping!
Click the jump for all the details on how to get this CRAZY deal.
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