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ArtemusBlank  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Brookstone calling it quits, closing all mall locations

Ivan was right. I remember me and my younger brother when we were teenagers going to Brookstone to try out their massage chairs but I don't remember us buying anything from there. I'm sure many others doing the same thing. Their airport stores probably survived because anything sold at an airport is a money making scam. Oftentimes airports are at isolated places and you have four hours to go before your flight, so what do you if you need something? You buy something no matter what the price was. Went to an airport in June and there were long lines to buy snacks that were definitely a lot more expensive than what you would get at an average store.

Anyways anyone think Spencer's gifts is next? That's another mall store I could see going out of business because they have a lot of useless things too.

Odder  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Anyways anyone think Spencer's gifts is next?

Nope. I've never seen someone buy something at Brookstone. I've never not waited in line to buy something at Spencer's. Brookstone is trying to sell bullshit to people who can afford better somewhere else. Spencer's target market probably can't really afford to purchase what they're buying there, but they still do.

OftenBen  ·  259 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, Spencer's is safe because it's target demographic doesn't have the patience to order off Aliexpress, DHgate or Wish.