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Blogs

  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    January 11, 2017

    As Amazon Go goes so goes furniture?

    Should furniture stores worry about Amazon Go, the grocery store of the future introduced via YouTube last month? If you are just a little afraid of Amazon, this could be scary stuff at first glance: A customer walks into the store, scans his smartphone at a turnstile like he’s about to get on the subway, and then he starts shopping away. If he picks up a box of cereal, say, it’s automatically added to his virtual cart. If he changes his mind, he puts it back, and it’s instantly removed from the cart. When he’s done ...

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    December 29, 2016

    My mom is too old for Ikea?

    My mom is 82, and she loves Ikea. Her dining room group -- Ikea. Bedroom furniture (except for the nifty new adjustable foundation from Ashley HomeStore) -- Ikea.* Her living room? OK, the upholstery is Ekornes. Still, those little sloping footrests that go with the reclining sofa — Ikea, as she didn’t really want to dish out hundreds more for the real thing. Office furniture — Ikea. Even her plates and napkins come from Ikea. All this is to point out that apparently my mother is an outlier. According to a consumer survey conducted by lender Earnest, the peak age for shopping that ...

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  • Clint Engel

    Clint's Notes

    Clint Engel

    December 13, 2016

    Trump makes impression at $10 million refund party

    The night before Houston’s Gallery Furniture made its first television console at the new in-store Gallery Furniture Factory, Jim McIngvale was busy making thousands of customers happy. Sunday night was refund party night at the store. More than 2,000 customers who purchased a Tempur-Pedic or Mack-O-Pedic mattress for $2,000 or more and picked “Republican” as the winner in the presidential election got their money back under the promotion. They also got a nice party at the store, complete with a Donald Trump impersonator. Gallery owner McIngvale, who does a pretty good Trump impersonation himself, said the impersonator ...

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