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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2019, 03:37:06 PM »

Not only is everyone who has read this thread dumber, everyone who hasn't read this thread is also dumber.

wait, what?
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2019, 03:58:57 PM »

Some folks are quick to blame this on Amazon, but I wonder if it's more from big boxes like DSW.  After all, you can't try shoes on first, when getting them online (at least for now... who knows?)

Their parent, a private equity firm, claims the company is deeply in debt.  IMO, it sounds like another Fast Eddie.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2019, 04:07:40 PM »

Payless Shoes: Why pay more?  Quality, perhaps?

They've been teetering on the edge of the cliff for months.  Got one in my town in the same plaza that once housed a Radio Shack, Zayre's/Ames, and Fashion Bug.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2019, 05:21:57 PM »

If dollar stores are thriving, why wouldn't Payless also be thriving?
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2019, 05:22:23 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2019, 05:24:36 PM »

Not only is everyone who has read this thread dumber, everyone who hasn't read this thread is also dumber.

wait, what?
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2019, 05:27:10 PM »

Not only is everyone who has read this thread dumber, everyone who hasn't read this thread is also dumber.

wait, what?
Alanland reference
It wasn't really intended as such, I just meant "this was so dumb, you didn't even have to read it to feel dumber," but yeah, that works too.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2019, 07:27:12 PM »

Not only is everyone who has read this thread dumber, everyone who hasn't read this thread is also dumber.

You gotta get the right quote. ;-)
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2019, 08:05:49 PM »

Tip the veal
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2019, 08:30:06 PM »

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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2019, 09:08:07 PM »

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The Doctor : That you, Sir, are a NITWIT!
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2019, 07:28:05 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with Roadgeekteen. I've always been irked by businesses calling themselves "Payless".

Also, the quality of shoes were rather poor.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2019, 07:33:28 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with Roadgeekteen. I've always been irked by businesses calling themselves "Payless".

Also, the quality of shoes were rather poor.

No, no, no...you have it all wrong. Payless is the employees. ;)
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2019, 07:46:22 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with Roadgeekteen. I've always been irked by businesses calling themselves "Payless".

Also, the quality of shoes were rather poor.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2019, 09:29:56 PM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with Roadgeekteen. I've always been irked by businesses calling themselves "Payless".

Also, the quality of shoes were rather poor.

No, no, no...you have it all wrong. Payless is the employees. ;)
So the government shut them down for breaking minimum wage laws?

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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2019, 12:55:28 AM »

It's reasonable why they closed. That can't make a profit because you don't need to pay to get their shoes.

You mean just get them elsewhere?
Nope. All the price tags say "payless" which means they are free.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with Roadgeekteen. I've always been irked by businesses calling themselves "Payless".

Also, the quality of shoes were rather poor.
Not 20 years ago.  I used to by shoes from them -- they had a great pair of simple brown casual shoes that would last a few years.  Once they stopped carrying them, I stopped shopping there -- quality did take a nosedive somewhere in the early 2000s.
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Re: Payless Shoes to Close
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2019, 01:24:24 AM »

Not only is everyone who has read this thread dumber, everyone who hasn't read this thread is also dumber.

You gotta get the right quote. ;-)

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Re: Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2019, 10:45:09 PM »

Local store here was very busy Sunday, the first day they had signs posted. It's not been busy at all since then. We'll see what happens this coming weekend.

Tangentially related, the local Rogers Jewelry has closed.. They've been going out of business since November. They were still open yesterday, but today they had signs stating they had closed.
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Re: Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2019, 11:38:30 PM »

Well looks like this thread got a prune.

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Re: Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2019, 09:49:36 AM »

Well looks like this thread got a prune.

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Re: Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2019, 12:05:33 PM »

I don't even remember what was pruned TBH
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Re: Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2019, 12:13:48 PM »

I don't even remember what was pruned TBH

A bunch of garbage.
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Re: Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2019, 12:18:22 PM »

I don't even remember what was pruned TBH

A bunch of garbage.
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Re: Payless Shoe Stores to Close
« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2019, 12:21:37 PM »

I don't even remember what was pruned TBH

A bunch of garbage.
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Someone posted the "Who What or Where" video, and it went from there. The last reply I saw was the one immediately after mine; I went to bed, and it was gone in the morning.
Oh, that nonsense.

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