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Report: #66056

Complaint Review: Barnes & Noble Book Stores - Manchester Connecticut

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  • Barnes & Noble Book Stores 194 Buckland Hills Drive Manchester, Connecticut U.S.A.

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Barnes & Noble has been building a new store onto my local mall. According to a clerk at another book store in the mall, all the other book stores in the mall have to close because the deal Barnes & Noble made with the mall is for them to be the ONLY book store in the mall! She also stated that she had worked at another mall (somewhere in the midwest, I think) where B&N had come in, and they'd done the same thing there.

When I went to the mall customer service desk & asked for a complaint form because I didn't like the deal they'd made with B&N, they seemed to know what I was talking about--they didn't look at my quzzically and say, "what deal?"

I have mailed the complaint form to the local mall, as well as emailed the web site, notifying them that I intend to boycott the store. I've as yet had no response, but this was only last week.

I don't understand why this isn't a violation of anti-monopoly laws.

Rebecca
Manchester, Connecticut
U.S.A.

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#8 Consumer Comment

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POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 2008
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

No ripoff here!

AUTHOR: J G Shrugged - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2008
1) If B&N negogiated with the mall that they would be the only booksellers in the mall, that's their right. It has nothing to do with the Sherman Anti-trust act.

2) If the other booksellers were forced out by the mall management, when was their lease up? Did they have only a month to month lease? If it was long term and the mall forced them out early, then the booksellers have legal recourse against the mall owner. If it was month to month the mall owner could have forced them out for just about any reason whatsoever. That's the way it goes. I see plenty of businesses go out of business because the landlord wants to raise the rent skyhigh. So they leave, the owner puts the property on the market....where it sits for months unsold and unleased - so the owner went from having cash flow to none. oops!

3) The bookseller could always open up shop elsewhere and earn their customer's business. Not sure where B&N really competes - their books are usually priced at MSRP. CDs and videos above MSRP.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Interesting post...

AUTHOR: Striderq - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Been here a long time and no follow up from the OP. Could this be possible, yeah I guess it could. Is it plausible, no not for me. If this was a court of law this wouldn't be here because it's all hearsay. The OP was told by a clerk of one of the bookstores that would have been told by the manager. Things can get very twisted very quickly passing between people. Wonder how it turned out?
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#5 Consumer Comment

YOU CAN'T TRUST ANY OF THEM. THEY'VE GONE TO SPEWING OUT SEWAGE

AUTHOR: Consult The Rock - (China, People's Republic of)

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2008
I don't know of any large bookstore that doesn't have a sodomite abominable section. The section glorifies sodomites - Genesis 13, 19; Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, 1Kings, Isaiah, Psalms, Proverbs, Romans 1, 1Corinthians 6, 1Timothy 1, 2Timothy 3, 2Peter, Jude 7, Revelation, etc, etc, etc! - and has even more lies than Pravda! Instead of refusing to patronize, customers continue to patronize those open sewers. It is pathetic. We outnumber that disease ridden, child molesting, dirty, abominable group by a minimum of 49 to one. Yet we give them our business. This must cease if civilization is going to continue to exist.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Have you ever been to ANY bookseller? [Plutark, indeed! You again!]

AUTHOR: Robin - Consumer Advocate - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, August 26, 2003
The basis of this complaint is that the smaller booksellers should be allowed to stay in the mall and try to compete if they choose to do so. If they decide it is not working, they could then CHOOSE to move on their own, not be FORCED out against their will.

No company in this country should be dictated to by another just because it is bigger. That is anti free-enterprise. Goes against the American grain.

Someone needs to tell Barnes & Noble that! B & N is not looking out for the little guy with these actions. B & N is selfishly looking out for itself! And the mall owners are looking out for themselves, as well!

You need to visit a bookseller, any bookseller, and invest in a dictionary. Your commentary is R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S.

[I thought you had left this board; did you miss us? Get your caps button unstuck, your thumb out of your butt, and find a real cause to take up and address. There are many on this board and you may find that it is a better use of your time and energy. Oh, dump the asterisks, too; they are so 1990s.]
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

WHATTA RIDICULOUS COMPLAINT

AUTHOR: Plutark - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Saturday, August 23, 2003
WHATTA REIDICULOUS COMPLAINT. THERE IS NO DOUBT IN ANYONE'S MIND THAT *NO* BOOKSTORE COULD EVER COMPETE FAIRLY WITH THE BARNES AND NOBLE GIANT. THAT IS WHY THESE RULES EXIST. TO GIVE THE LITTLE GUY A FIGHTING CHANCE BEFORE HE TAKES THE BIG DIVE DOWN UNDER. I'M SURE THE LITTLE GUY WOULD HAVE BETTER LUCK IN AN ENVIRONMENT AWAY FROM A BOOKSELLER 100X HIS MEAGER CAPACITY. DON'T YOU AGREE?
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#2 Consumer Comment

Greedy mall owners (probably a corporation) are the problem. And the worm has turned on Microsoft!

AUTHOR: Robin - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Saturday, August 23, 2003
This is just another case of the guy with the most money wins. The fault lies with this mall for biting at the bait of higher rental income that B & N surely dangled in front of them.

The problem with anti-monopoly laws in this case is that Barnes & Noble is not forcing this other bookseller out of business. Just forcing them to move.

Of course, B & N knows that moving will be expensive and time consuming for the other vendor and that leaving an established location will cause them to take a big hit. Not only an established location, but a prime location. Most of the time the smaller booksellers will just close down when something like this happens.

Keep filing complaints with the owners of the mall. It is probably a corporation, so good luck. Corporations are notoriously heartless which they have already proven in this case by stabbing long-time renters in the back for MORE MONEY! Judging from your report the deal is already done and it would be next to impossible to change anything now.

If you plan to boycott the mall, make sure that the owners/management of the mall know exactly why you are boycotting. If your other booksellers do move rather than close, be sure to keep patronizing them after their relocation.

There is no solution in law for human greed. Human greed is the biggest reason we need such a huge legal industry in the first place. Corporate greed turns greed into an art form.

The bigger a company gets, the worse employee satisfaction and customer service seem to get. Perhaps that will also happen to Barnes & Noble in the future. Then we will all patronize Borders or Books-A-Million instead.

As a side note, I am amused to see that you mention Microsoft in your header. Yes, MS nearly conquered the computing world. But, the worm has turned (I know, a horrible pun considering the events of the past two weeks). Bigger does not always guarantee best!
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#1 Consumer Comment

Thanks for posting this!

AUTHOR: Tom - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, August 21, 2003
I guess their only competition will be Borders. Honestly though, I almost never go to the Buckland Mall. As far as books and music go, I can always find it cheaper online somewhere. I will boycott the store out of principle, with glee.

Y'know, if this post gathers some steam, it could be emailed to corporate!
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