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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 11:21 AM
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17. isn't this like dumping milk, produce, etc....when prices sag
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  -JCPenney orders employees to destroy unsold clothing Newsjock  Jul-07-10 09:56 AM   #0 
  - They may have  Coyote_Bandit   Jul-07-10 09:59 AM   #1 
  - They ought to be illegal. The law should require them to donate, rather than destroy. n/t  Occulus   Jul-07-10 11:19 AM   #15 
     - And discrimination against hiring unemployed folks  Coyote_Bandit   Jul-07-10 11:45 AM   #20 
     - "...require them to donate..."? How can that be done if it's their stuff  Obamanaut   Jul-07-10 12:06 PM   #23 
        - Then limit the destruction to the label only- by law.  Occulus   Jul-07-10 01:25 PM   #26 
           - It is their stuff. A fine for destroying their stuff is unreasonable. nt  Obamanaut   Jul-07-10 02:44 PM   #29 
           - How would a tax write-off work?  Llewlladdwr   Jul-07-10 02:45 PM   #30 
              - A tax right off equal to production and distribution costs  jdp349   Jul-07-10 03:33 PM   #35 
  - Standard operating procedure.  gristy   Jul-07-10 09:59 AM   #2 
  - How about??  RockaFowler   Jul-07-10 10:07 AM   #3 
  - I think these are items where the label is displayed as part of the design of the clothing,  petronius   Jul-07-10 11:09 AM   #14 
  - Protecting the brand used to mean cutting out the label  Warpy   Jul-07-10 10:15 AM   #4 
  - Shameful, just shameful. n/t  Mimosa   Jul-07-10 10:16 AM   #5 
  - perhaps the shirts were just that ugly?  dem mba   Jul-07-10 10:17 AM   #6 
  - used/leftover US clothes are destroying 3rd world clothes businesses...on PBS I saw a show  msongs   Jul-07-10 10:47 AM   #7 
  - Then again, things like unsold and distressed wedding gowns and formals  Warpy   Jul-07-10 11:39 AM   #18 
  - They don't want the wrong kinds of people wearing them.  Radical Activist   Jul-07-10 10:51 AM   #8 
  - I quit shopping at Penneys years ago.  Skidmore   Jul-07-10 10:53 AM   #9 
  - Unfortunately, this is not that unusual  MicaelS   Jul-07-10 10:55 AM   #10 
  - I can't think of a store that DOESN'T do this. Why is this news?  superduperfarleft   Jul-07-10 10:56 AM   #11 
  - I've never heard of this practice  Mz Pip   Jul-07-10 02:54 PM   #32 
  - I remember a long time ago  Iwillnevergiveup   Jul-07-10 11:03 AM   #12 
  - Many businesses destroy their own unsold product for a variety  KurtNYC   Jul-07-10 11:05 AM   #13 
  - Bad analogy- unsold clothing doesn't make people sick.  Occulus   Jul-07-10 11:20 AM   #16 
     - it is not meant as an analogy  KurtNYC   Jul-07-10 01:01 PM   #25 
  - isn't this like dumping milk, produce, etc....when prices sag  amborin   Jul-07-10 11:21 AM   #17 
  - That happens to unsold books too.  MilesColtrane   Jul-07-10 11:41 AM   #19 
  - JCPenny is worried about protecting their BRAND?  maxsolomon   Jul-07-10 11:56 AM   #21 
  - SOP, for those concerned about a brand the brand  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-07-10 11:59 AM   #22 
  - Thinking with wallets, not brains  Blue Owl   Jul-07-10 12:47 PM   #24 
  - They couldn't donate the clothes to a homeless shelter?  DailyGrind51   Jul-07-10 02:27 PM   #27 
  - You'd think right? Imagine the PR they would get...  walldude   Jul-07-10 03:01 PM   #33 
  - We are a society of too much, even with 'record' unemployment  DainBramaged   Jul-07-10 02:36 PM   #28 
  - I thought that was what Ross  Mz Pip   Jul-07-10 02:50 PM   #31 
  - What a waste.  Dulcinea   Jul-07-10 03:10 PM   #34 
  - It's called "the contradictions of capitalism". Standard fare.  readmoreoften   Jul-07-10 03:38 PM   #36 
  - This is so wrong!  Odin2005   Jul-07-10 03:50 PM   #37 
  - I have done this "job"  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jul-07-10 04:02 PM   #38 
  - Love competition while doing everything possible to avoid it  Trillo   Jul-07-10 06:48 PM   #39 

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