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Borders Employees Hiding “Unfit for Command”

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This will blow your mind, as employees of Borders bookstores openly discuss hiding, damaging, returning, and otherwise making unavailable copies of Unfit For Command, and mock customers who ask to buy it. (Hat tip: Yehudit.)

I’ve made a copy of this discussion, because I fully expect it to disappear soon.

You guys don’t actually HAVE to sell the thing!

Just “carelessly” hide the boxes, “accidentally” drop them off pallets, “forget” to stock the ones you have, and then suggest a nice Al Franken or Micheal Moore book as a substitute. Borders wants those recommends, remember?

I don’t care if these Neandertals in fancy suits get mad at me, they aren’t regular customers anyway. Other than “Left Behind” books, they don’t read. Anything you can do to make them feel unwelcome is only fair. They are the people pushing retailers to cut costs, don’t forget. And they would censor your speech, your books, your music in a heartbeat, so give them a taste of it!

Don’t get mad, get even!

UPDATE at 9/15/04 11:25:55 am:

Since the traffic we’re sending over there seems to have shut them down, here’s Google’s cache of the discussion. (Hat tip: Bob.)

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