I received the following in an e-mail...
Stores that are planning to close after Christmas are still selling the cardsthrough 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'Bankruptcy Planning).Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be cautious about.
Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)
Ann Taylor 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all storesTalbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots) Pacific Sunwear (also owned byTalbots)
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ ( New Brunswick )
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley Closing all stores
Pep Boys Closing 33 storesSprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stores
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Lowes to close down some stores
Dillards to close some stores
Just thought everyone should know...Just in case you didn't know how crappy our economy was right now...As if it isn't on EVERY news station.