Friday, December 12, 2008

La Economia al Nivel Personal

Recibi un email el otro dia advirtiendo a la gente que no compren ni regalen tarjetas de regalo de tiendas que estan por cerrar en el nuevo ano.
"A heads up that if you tend to give gift cards around the holidays, you need to be careful that the cards will be honored after the holidays. Stores that are planning to close after Christmas are still selling the cards through the holidays even though the cards will be worthless January 1.There is no law preventing them from doing this. On the contrary, it is referred to as 'Bankrupcy Planning'. Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be cautious about/
La lista es grande. Son muchisimas tiendas que estan en esta situacion:

Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide closing
Bombay closing remaining stores
Borders Books - to close some stores in prime locations
Cache will close all stores
Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)
Dillard's to close some stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores, more to close after January
GAP closing 85 stores
Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ ( New Brunswick )
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Linens and Things closing all stores
Loews to close down some stores
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Movie Galley Closing all stores
Pacific Sunwear (also owned by Talbots)
Pep Boys Closing 33 stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
Whitehall closing all stores
Wickes Furniture closing down
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January

A Cup of Tea - not selling gift cards, but closing as well January 1st, thus leaving our girls without work. This job has been so good for them and for us. How sad!

Que triste! Hablando de esto, The Cup of Tea/La Taza de Te, donde trabajan las ninas, no vende tarjetas de regalo pero tambien se va a cerrar el primero de enero. Se quedaran sin este trabajo que ha sido tan bueno para ellas y nosotros.