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  • Well, obviously they haven't found the business yet.
  • Located at the corner of San Felipe Street and Mountain Road, is advertising a sale with bargains up to 75 percent. Based on the signs, it appears the store is going out of business.

    "Well it says out of business" shopper Dara Ferguson told News 13. A reporter asked her to read the sign carefully: It actually says "Going Out For Business."

    "Oh, I didn't see that," Ferguson said. "It's covered by the wreath. It's kind of deceptive."


    Riveting.
  • In the video, the signs all read, "out for business" not "going out for business."

    Stupid reporters.
  • There's an ice cream store near me called 'Basket Rabbit'.  They do have a logo with Bugs Bunny in a basket, but their sign uses the same font and coloring as Baskin Robbin.  One sign even just says 'Bask   R bbi'
  • Where I live a rather long section of consumer protection law regulates the conduct of "going out of business" sales and any other sales that imply a cessation of business. You have to post a bond, give authorities an inventory ahead of time, and you can't go out of business more than once every two years.
  • The police station nearby has this sign in the window:
  • Goddamnit...

    The police station nearby has this sign in the window:

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  • So, it's an ongoing preposition?
  • They are trying to go out of business, but customers keep coming in and spending money.  Due to high demand they are forced to stay open just a few more days.  I applaud them for their heroic sacrifice to meet the customers needs.
  • I guess everyone in that town is a helpless rube incapable of not going into a store because it has a sign like that? And once they go in, they just start buying sh*t without looking at the prices and comparing them to other places?

    ZAZ: Where I live a rather long section of consumer protection law regulates the conduct of "going out of business" sales and any other sales that imply a cessation of business. You have to post a bond, give authorities an inventory ahead of time, and you can't go out of business more than once every two years.


    The store isn't advertising a sale, though, they just have a sign that, for the poorly educated and unobservant, might lead people into thinking they're going out of business.
  • This sounds like a job for the Consumerist.
  • Sid_6.7: I guess everyone in that town is a helpless rube incapable of not going into a store because it has a sign like that? And once they go in, they just start buying sh*t without looking at the prices and comparing them to other places?

    ZAZ: Where I live a rather long section of consumer protection law regulates the conduct of "going out of business" sales and any other sales that imply a cessation of business. You have to post a bond, give authorities an inventory ahead of time, and you can't go out of business more than once every two years.

    The store isn't advertising a sale, though, they just have a sign that, for the poorly educated and unobservant, might lead people into thinking they're going out of business.


    It's Albuquerque.  'Nuff said?
  • Gong Out of Business.  Our gong just doesn't function anymore.  Our customers should be aware of that.
  • There was a sandwich shop nearby that had a "Grand Opening" sign on it for years. Well, actually it was a Grand Re-Opening sign that mistakenly said "Re-Grand Opening".

    This is not the place, but the wording on the sign is the same:

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  • We all love the "Ric Romero reports" meme, but I'd really prefer it if it actually was the real Ric Romero.
  • "How about we start a quarrel between neighboring businesses by getting one to bad mouth the other!?"

    It's genius marketing that targets morons. I know it targets morons because actual people don't actually shop there in the first place. But it is genius and should be perfectly legal.
  • Street walking Barbara don't know no shame.
  • There is an asian buffet place I know that has people holding signs along the road that the place just opened when they are low on customers.
  • What consumers fall for are the stores that actually HAVE gone out of business and liquidators have come in to empty out the stores.

    They put up signs saying "30% off" and "80% off" and people pack the places trying to get what they think are deep discounts. In reality they are paying 30 to 80 percent off the MSRP which usually results in prices HIGHER than what the store (and neighboring competitors) originally sold it for at retail.

    It's not illegal, but consumers are stupid in general because they assume the price is 30 to 80 percent off the price they used to be sold for. I don't recall seeing any news reports covering that.
  • There's a furniture store near me that's been doing this as well. They went from EVERYTHING MUST GO to GOING OUT OF BUSINESS to FORCED TO SELL. The last one struck me as rather odd, since presumably nobody ever started a furniture store with the intent of not selling anything.
  • I've never quite understood how some people think that making potential customers feel stupid is a "clever marketing ploy".
  • It might be a little premature to start talking Pulitzer, but yeah, it's in the bag.
  • "But you don't understand, Martha! This is their 'FINAL WEEK'! We might lose the chance to cash in on these big savings!"
  • This makes me so mad I'm not going to comment.
  • FTA: "Trying to get customers in," she said, explaining the sign. "We're going out for your business. I guess that's what it means."

    Well, as even the act of writing and putting up the sign doesn't involve leaving the store, well...

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