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Borders sale is starting to get good

Originally uploaded by Michael Markos
I went to the closing Borders store in Boulder yesterday, and the sale is getting pretty good. Everything is at least 60% off. So I got some stuff:
  • Chic Young's Blondie: 1930-1933 -- Whenever you read anything about Blondie, they always mention that the strip started out with Blondie as a carefree flapper dating lots of men, but then she met Dagwood and they dated for a while and then his wealthy parents didn't want Dagwood marrying Blondie so Dag staged a hunger strike until they gave in, so they got married and the strip turned into the domestic comedy that it's been for the past 75 years or so.  Well, this book finally collects those pre-wedding strips, and I'm really looking forward to reading them...
  • Devo Something for Everybody -- I've always felt that I should like Devo, so when I saw this CD cheap, I snapped it up to see if I do like them...
  • Spike Jones Spike Jones in Stereo -- Spike Jones does songs about monsters.  I've listened to this one already, and it's fun and more than a little corny.  It's got Paul Frees and Thurl Ravenscroft on it, along with Spike's usual crew.  And from looking at the Amazon listing, it's apparently an out-of-print collectible, so it looks like I got a great deal... The cheapest used copy on Amazon is $25.98, and I paid $4.80!
I'm trying not to spend much money these days, but after I left I got to thinking that I really should have picked up some more stuff, especially some DVD box sets.  So I might go back pretty soon...

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Apr. 10th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
I used to love reading blondie in the news paper as a kid (I havent bought a 'hardcopy' newspaper in donkeys years)
Apr. 10th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
I had a well reasoned, insightful response written, but then lj went down and I couldn't post it and now I forgot. But yeah, the current Blondie isn't bad, better than many 'legacy strips'. You can read it online at http://blondie.com/index.html
Apr. 10th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
I work at a closing Borders in my area, and right now our sale is 60-80% off what little merchandise we have left. I've done my fair share of shopping before we close our doors, just like everyone else I work with.
Apr. 10th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
I glad that you are getting in on the sales, but I feel bad that you are loosing your job. Or will you be able to go to another Borders? (Unlikely, I know...)
Apr. 10th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
It's been pretty bittersweet. I'm sad that the store is going and what is going to happen to my co-workers, but I'm happy that so many people are able to come in and buy books at such great prices. Sadly, no one is going to be transfered. Luckily for some of us, we have other jobs or school to focus on (I sub parttime at a Montessori school, and have that to fall back on until I can find a more steady job).
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