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We were just out shopping for bed pillows at Kohl’s. Instead of being
elated, I felt sad to see the deep price cuts on so many nice things. We
actually bought standard/queen pillows for $4.99 each, cut from $9.99 which was a sale price. We used to buy them for $15-$20. How long can the store stay in business with no or very slim profits?

Then, we looked for a tablecloth to replace the one on the dining table.
Danny suggested Linens ‘n’ Things.  It was their last day and they just
had a semicircle of tables loaded with fabric products. Some were out of the
packages and thrown every which way. Racks of bare shelves cordoned off the largest part of the store. It was absolutely empty. Even the shelves and
lights had been sold. A throng of customers surrounded the tables and
quietly delved into them, tossing packages around, and checking prices on
others.

In that shopping center, THREE anchor stores: Linens n Things, Circuit City,
and Living Spaces were going out of business. I don’t think of the
superlative bargains, but of the people who will be out of jobs, and the
money that is being lost.

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