Sun, Jan 25, 2015, 5:37 AM EST - U.S. Markets closed

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Message Board

retayl101 52 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 20, 2015 8:19 AM Member since: Oct 4, 2005
SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Highest Rated Expand all messages
  • retayl101 retayl101 Dec 2, 2014 1:40 PM Flag

    7. Social unrest in Ferguson
    8. North Korean hackers installing Malware in your TracPhones

  • Reply to

    You've already picked the "low hanging fruit"

    by techrules2oo2 Nov 13, 2014 4:47 PM
    retayl101 retayl101 Nov 13, 2014 4:51 PM Flag

    They never seem to learn
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    retayl101 • Nov 25, 2013 7:38 PM

    I've been in/around retail a long time - - - the scenario is usually the same

    1. Before the season starts - - - "It's going to be an awesome season because of XXX"
    2. Around Black Friday/Cyber Monday - - - - "We think people are waiting until later when they know the prices will be at their best"
    3. Right before and after Christmas - - - - - - - "Well the reason we didn't do as well as we anticipated was"

    - They are waiting to use their gift cards and we can't book those sales yet.
    - The weather was bad in the "northeast" "northwest" "southeast" "southwest" - - - (take your pick)
    - We had "more"/"less" days between "Thanksgiving" "Christmas" "Hanukkah" "New Year's" "My birthday" - - (pick two)

  • retayl101 retayl101 Nov 24, 2014 8:23 AM Flag

    If they want they can identify themselves and mention that they are around if I need help.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    That's pretty much what I said
    ----------------
    "2. You ask the customer if they require your assistance. If the answer is "no" or "I'm just looking" etc. you state "Thank You, I'll be at (location) if you do".
    ----------------
    However you do seem to be that "special" customer for which no one can do anything to please - - - - - in which case you will find yourself getting what you want "Everyone will leave you alone" - - - - - - too bad we're not mind readers to know that "instant" you desire service. A pleasurable customer shopping experience is a two way street - - - - - - no one is here to be your "special" slave.

    No answer required, but I'll wager you very seldom have a happy experience at anything and most of your pleasure comes from complaining - - - - - - - - "Good customer service" has been around long before you came on this earth and is and will be geared to the vast majority of customers and not tailored to benefit one person that seems mad at the world.

    Anyone on this board who has or is engaged in "Retail' - - - - - knows exactly what type of customer you are.

  • They never seem to learn
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    retayl101 • Nov 25, 2013 7:38 PM

    I've been in/around retail a long time - - - the scenario is usually the same

    1. Before the season starts - - - "It's going to be an awesome season because of XXX"
    2. Around Black Friday/Cyber Monday - - - - "We think people are waiting until later when they know the prices will be at their best"
    3. Right before and after Christmas - - - - - - - "Well the reason we didn't do as well as we anticipated was"

    - They are waiting to use their gift cards and we can't book those sales yet.
    - The weather was bad in the "northeast" "northwest" "southeast" "southwest" - - - (take your pick)
    - We had "more"/"less" days between "Thanksgiving" "Christmas" "Hanukkah" "New Year's" "My birthday" - - (pick two)

  • Reply to

    Catalogs????????????????????

    by stateman1111 Jan 20, 2015 6:53 AM
    retayl101 retayl101 Jan 20, 2015 8:19 AM Flag

    The problem is why would people want to try and find what they want in a catalog when it's so much easier to search a website
    //////////////////////////////////

    It is easier to search a website, if you are looking for a specific item - - - - - - I do it most of the time - - - - - - however, if I'm just shopping because I don't know exactly what I want, there's no substitute for a catalog.

    People shop catalogs, they buy internet - - - - that was where JCP and Sears both made a huge mistake - - - - they thought if they just stopped the catalogs, those people would be forced to the internet - - - - as we can see it didn't work that way. JCP internet sales actually dropped after the catalog was discontinued.

    A successful merchant will incorporate all three(brick and mortar, internet, catalog and maybe even direct merchandising) in a symbiotic relationship - - - - buy here return it there - - - - no one answer is perfect for everyone.

  • Reply to

    Well we made it another year

    by jcpenneyman85 Jan 3, 2015 1:22 PM
    retayl101 retayl101 Jan 5, 2015 10:06 AM Flag

    The only thing positive I can say about last year is we got rid of Bob, Screwed, and Retayl.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    How can you continually be so wrong? - - - - I'm right here, Bob just replied to you and I just saw a post within the last couple of days from Skrewed.

    Bob/Skrewed - On the way to work this AM gas had dropped to 1.79 here in central Rust Belt.

    And FRAUD, if you'd like proof, send me your email address and I'll send a JPEG - - - - - - - I do know how you like to monitor my gas mileage.

    As for contributing to the company, you might check who the author of the JCP Campus Ship program is.

  • Reply to

    why doesn't seth post anymore?

    by homelesstrader1 Oct 29, 2014 10:44 AM
    retayl101 retayl101 Oct 29, 2014 2:40 PM Flag

    I hope Seth is reading this - - - he's about as big a fraud as there is - - - - he was pimping OVER on the JCPenney board with absolutely unbelievable krap - - - I googled his "corporate campus" and did a street view and it was about 400 sq foot of a graffiti filled building, out of which he ran hundreds of people doing "research" for his vast investment firm - - - - How's that "people counting" RFID reader working out for ya Sethy???? - - - - he had created about a dozen ID's that pumped SODA around the 70 mark - - you knew everybody was going to lose their butts

  • jcpenneymaneightyfive • 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    "Retayl 101: ("20-30 year veterans are a lot of times more interested in maintaining status quo and protecting their "turf" than the health and well being of the company.)" end quote.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Actually the quote didn't end there, the complete quote is as follows:

    retayl101 • Apr 21, 2012 7:18 PM - - - - Agreed, 20-30 year veterans are a lot of times more interested in maintaining status quo and protecting their "turf" than the health and well being of the company, but I will give you a 100% guarantee - the part-time former hamburger flippers will give you nothing.

    But then again, that didn't fit his agenda.

  • Reply to

    People who use different stage names.

    by markitvalue Nov 23, 2014 7:20 PM
    retayl101 retayl101 Nov 24, 2014 10:58 AM Flag

    There probably some bozos with multiple IDs here. Wonder if retay is one of them.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////

    I was wondering the same of you/Markit with a brand new ID just created- - - - - but, I'm sorry to burst your bubble - - - - - - - - - - had you any length of time on the board, you would know there are several people on here that know each other off the board

  • retayl101 retayl101 Nov 4, 2014 2:39 PM Flag

    Florida Whistle-Blower law dictates I am to be reinstated to my position
    //////////////////////////////////

    mmmmmm, has to be a real stick in the eye - - - - - - back wages, attorney fees, denied raises.

  • retayl101 retayl101 Dec 11, 2014 10:42 AM Flag

    As far as GoldenBoy's "real name", if you are referring to me, i.e., JCPGoldenBoy, my name is well documented as Bob Blatchford.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    It was a spoof Golden- - - - - - - - I'm well aware you've posted your name many times on the board. However you'll note neither Libo or FRAUD has responded.

  • Reply to

    JCP and Kohl's should merge

    by yahutag Nov 14, 2014 8:47 AM
    retayl101 retayl101 Nov 14, 2014 8:59 AM Flag

    And why would Kohl's BOD hang an Albatross like that around their necks, they're not as clueless as JCP's - - - - they already(as you stated) duplicate in a large number of markets - - they would be assuming debt with little to nothing to be gained - - - they inherit leases that would need to be broken - - - - and as you say they sell virtually the same products in the same locations - they would just be putting another big box square footage on the market(not good for the mall)- - just wait a couple of years and you have JCP and SHLD customers without doing anything except waiting.

    Was that the assigned homework question for the day - - - let me know what grade teach gives me?

  • Reply to

    A Few words from a Penneyman

    by jcpenneymaneightyfive Dec 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    retayl101 retayl101 Dec 11, 2014 8:05 AM Flag

    Used her money to buy in to a JCP Cat Merch Store.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    And how much would one of those things cost? - - - - - - - got nothing - - - - - - - thought so - - - - - - - - - waiting - - - - - - - - waiting - ---------------------------------zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Reply to

    why doesn't seth post anymore?

    by homelesstrader1 Oct 29, 2014 10:44 AM
    retayl101 retayl101 Oct 29, 2014 3:24 PM Flag

    Anyone that got any "confidential" information from him - - - sure got "something" pulled. Surprised he hasn't been shut down !

  • retayl101 retayl101 Nov 13, 2014 9:40 AM Flag

    Darling.....eat your loss's in the morning!
    /////////////////////////////////////////////

    Didn't quite make that call - - - - - Huh?

  • Historical average for inventory has been about 25% of sales

    Last Non RJ influenced figures = 17 billion in sales and 3 billion inventory = turn rate of appx 6

    Most recent inventory figures = 12 billion in sales and 2.8 billion inventory = turn rate of appx 4

    Now, I know they've dropped 25% off the bloated 2013 levels of almost 4 billion - - - but it seems to me they're still way over inventoried and it should be cut back to historical levels(which would increase liquidity painlessly)

    orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr are they cherry picking the talking points for the non-retail sheeple ?

  • Reply to

    JCP and Kohl's should merge

    by yahutag Nov 14, 2014 8:47 AM
    retayl101 retayl101 Nov 14, 2014 10:25 AM Flag

    There are too many mall space rental contracts that would have to be bought out.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    There would be literally thousands of things come up that would make this impossible it's not even worth another thought - - - - In the "real world" things like the following happen - - - - - JCP signed a lease to open in a local mall - - - - they were forced to cancel because a furniture store that was a current tenant had a stipulation placed in their lease "No other store that sold furniture would be allowed while they were a tenant or monetary damages would be assessed" - - - - JCP was forced out !!!!

    That's the real world - - - they don't teach you things like that in college textbooks.

  • retayl101 retayl101 Nov 14, 2014 9:08 AM Flag

    Goldenboy is going to send him a subpoena.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    Ahhhh - good thinking - - "a subpoena" - - - - - - what you get the man who has everything !!!

  • Reply to

    JCP and Kohl's should merge

    by yahutag Nov 14, 2014 8:47 AM
    retayl101 retayl101 Nov 14, 2014 9:55 AM Flag

    If, as you insist, JCP is going down, it will not do so without a fight. As is struggles, it will make things pretty bad for Kohl's.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Didn't need to go any further with that theory - - - - if you think Kohl's will struggle for as long as JCP gasps for last breath - - - - extrapolate how much more they would struggle with the added debt/liabilty load of a JCP merger - - - those leases just don't go away because somebody decided to change a billing address - - - - - Both are now splitting/sharing the same market segment (in addition to Macy's) - - - - - - as far as "closing stores without meaningful loss of revenue" - - - - that's textbook theory - - - real world scenarios/studies have pegged that figure(depending on distance to competitor) at as high as 70% immediate loss.

  • Reply to

    johnsmith71650 1 post Member since: Nov 14, 2014

    by tngenchek Nov 14, 2014 3:55 PM
    retayl101 retayl101 Nov 14, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    ALL that is left there at JCPenney corporate are lying, cheating, scamming, thieves
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    Thought JCPenneyman85 was no longer there?

JCP
7.52+0.030(+0.40%)Jan 23 4:01 PMEST

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.