This is no damned surprise.
It took them less than a year to drop dead.
They were the store I didn’t name in this post: Stupid Suicidal Stores.
They filled their tablet inventory with a ton of shitty tablets — Coby, eMatic, and other names that are best forgotten. They stopped carrying name-brand tablets in the store and required people to order them online.
It’s now clear why that happened: They weren’t getting credit from the name brands to stock their tablets.
Their store once filled an entire side of a New York City block.
It shrunk to their original corner store with about one-tenth their previous inventory.
In recent months when I stopped in, it was less busy than a funeral parlor.
All that’s left in NYC now is B&H Photo and Best Buy. (Staples’ inventory is so bad, they don’t even rate these days.)
Ironically, I was thinking of hopping into the city today. I would have stopped by J&R. I missed being at their closing day.
There will be some at J&R who will probably blame Amazon for this.
Nope. It’s all on J&R.