Revel in a corporation's misfortune - all Discovery Channel stores to close
I don't like to see good stores close. Especially an Aladdin's cave like The Discovery Store, which offers great educational toys and videos and is just a pleasure to walk around on a Saturday afternoon. But as some of you may already know, The Discovery Channel has different ideas (as reported by many news organizations including Reuters). In an effort to cut costs, CEO David Zaslav is closing all 103 of the retail stores and slashing over 1000 jobs. Ouch. The sales will move to the online world, which is ok but not as much fun to browse.
However, as a bargain hunter I like to find the silver lining in any cloud. And this time that silver lining comes in the form of hundreds of great deals. As each Discovery Channel Store closes, you'll see almost everything in the store go on clearance. Groovy toys, games, DVDs, they will all be subject to that wonderful invention - the discounting sticker. So much as I hate to see this fine store go, I'll be happy to grab a few bargains as they depart.
You can find the location of your nearest store here. Just remember to smile and be nice to the folks behind the counters. They're soon about to be looking for work, and that's never a fun thing to do.
Main photo by Tantek