“Interesting that one of the reasons Tom Stemberg founded Staples was because he was appalled at the purchase price of a printer ribbon he bought at a nearby grocery store because his small, local office supplies store was closed on July 4th. His vision as to have a office supply superstore - as in BIG. Have you ever cursed through a Staples and noticed the prices? They have become the antithesis of what Mr. Stemberg envisioned, I think. Prices are out the roof and you are frequently at a loss finding a sales person to assist you. with the closing of many small businesses, who used to rely on Staples for supplies, I believe it will never see a resurgence.”
DRaymond on Mar 18, 2014 at 15:44:11
“Staples is not in as bad a shape as you think. Do you realize that they are the second largest e-commerce site behind Amazon?”
Brenda Anderson on Mar 16, 2014 at 22:22:52
“Prices go up due to many reasons:
1. Increase in energy which is up 42% since 2004.
2. Increase in tax rates which Obama has increased in 2012-2013-2014.
3. Obamacare has sucked BILLIONS out of the economy -- people have less disposable income.
4. Proposed min wage increases will have major impact on these retailers -- they MUST be proactive to minimize the impact on their bottom-line -- that means CLOSING stores.
ALL DEMOCRAT POLICIES which are causing this.... yet you people still vote democrat -- you voted your jobs GONE!!”
theHumanRace2012 on Mar 16, 2014 at 21:11:36
“Many politicians have gotten into politics for all the "right" reasons but to stay in politics they have to adapt just like business. Don't hate the playa, hate da game”
Michael Teigen on Mar 16, 2014 at 18:31:35
“Same with Office Depot. Don't even think about asking a question. The employees look at customers with a blank stare.”
seattlejames on Mar 16, 2014 at 17:46:02
“There is a Staples only three blocks away from my house and I would rather shop their on-line store that physically go into that store. For one thing I can find what I want cheaper online.”
pmoschetta on Mar 16, 2014 at 16:51:44
“Tom Stemberg may have founded Staples, but it is now owned by Mitt Romney
Could have something to do with the price gouging/differences
Yet if you recall the 2012 election season, Mitt claimed to have started Staples
“Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, too. And you might question THAT abomination instead of Snowden's nomination, who has brought to light what Obama (and others) have done to the citizenry of this, and other countries.”
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