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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Message Board

  • hzhan1 hzhan1 Aug 30, 2014 8:52 PM Flag

    Visited one of JCP stores again today. More shoppers than

    ever. It was just crazy. More people have been hired since summer to help the busy shopping.

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    • To address somebody's concern about clearance sales, here is a clarification that clearance items were rarely seen on sale last weekend.

    • First of all, "packed with customers" is NOT an accurate indication of the financial health of a business, especially a dirty-dealing, retail bottom-feeder like JCPenney.

      Sure you need customers to survive, BUT customers buying clearance items at rock-bottom prices and layering coupons on top of that already discounted price, will only empty racks & NOT fill JCPenney vaults.

      Let me break it down for you, if the shirt cost JCP $3.50 & JCP ends up selling it for $2.50 - JCP loses!

      The anecdotal "observations" of those stating the stores were "packed", is amusing "chatter" at best.

      Here's one for you, I was in JCP this weekend and the downstairs was moderately busy with what appeared to me to be more "tire-kickers" than actual consumers. The upstairs was DEAD - Like a Ghost Town.

      I was surprised to see plastic sheeting hanging across one corner upstairs.
      I commented to one of the ASM's, "What's with all this plastic? Did they bring back Ron Johnson?"

      It appears they are STILL finishing up Ron Johnson's "vision"?

      I guess it's like putting nice ole Mrs. Calabash's best dress on her before they close the "lid".
      Ga' night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are - Please say "HI" to Mr. Penney for me.

    • Did back to school shopping this weekend at JCP. Daughter got all her skirts, leggings, shirts and shoes. The store was nice and busy and had everything we were looking for in school outfits and sizes. We also used our 15% coupon my wife got by email. :)

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • I was there also. Presented my credit card and, without asking, got 42% off my purchase (which was $761 - about average for the line I was on). Two sales clerks offered to carry all my bags to the car. After setting them carefully in the back seat the first clerk also checked my oil and radiator fluid. I love the new café with free coffee and pastries and my kids are nuts about the petting zoo. Name one other petting zoo in the US that has a baby rhino!! Sears and Kohls and Walmart? Forget about it. They don't even offer free massages or drinks while you browse the jewelry section. JCP forever.

    • Went to Wal-Mart, Target and could not find what I was looking for and the selection was poor but when I went to JCP I found what I was looking for. Good stock and selection of clothes and the quality was top-line. I was given very little discount so I opened a CC to get the 20% and paid it off at the same register. Very nice.....at Khols I would have to go back to customer service to accomplish. To entice customers back in the store in the next 2 days I got a coupon that will drive me back on 2-3 September. Very smart marketing.

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