I was at Borders twice today, and learned from two different employees from two different stores that the liquidation sale starts Friday. The initial markdowns are unknown, even to employees, as of today, but there will be incremental markdowns. Everything is slated to eventually go, including fixtures (would love a few of those tables!). Even the employees, who are sad, but not grumpy about it. (This is why I love Borders.)
If you have gift cards — we have one with .42 left on it — you can still use them in stores, but not online, they said. And they aren’t selling new ones. (But they are selling really, really cute gift card holders!)
Remember, Borders sells more than books! Special issue magazines, crafts, music, DVDs, etc. Think Christmas gifts…..