Conn. AG sorry Borders couldn't find a buyer

Bryan Cohen Jul. 22, 2011, 1:44am


HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen warned consumers that the Borders Group will begin going-out-of-business sales this week in its remaining stores in Connecticut, concluding them on or before Sept. 30.

"I'm sorry that Borders could not find a buyer, which made it necessary to close its remaining stores," Jepsen said. "My office will be monitoring the sales to make sure the interests of Connecticut consumers are protected."

Borders gift cards will be accepted in retail stores and online during the sales, according to terms filed with the federal Bankruptcy Court. For the first 14 days of the closing sales, Borders Rewards Plus Loyalty Program discounts will be honored in retail stores and online.

Items that were purchased prior to the closing sales may still be returned provided the consumer has the original store register receipt. The returns are, however, subject to the store's return and price-adjustment policy that was in effect on the purchase date.

All items for sale during the closing sales are offered "as is" and all sales are final.

Closing sales will be held in Borders stores in Meriden, Waterford and Farmington ,as well as at Borders Express outlets in Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Crystal Mall in Waterford, Eastbrook Mall in Willimantic and Waldenbooks in Westfield Mall in Trumbull.

Earlier this year, Borders closed eight Connecticut Stores, including those in Danbury, Fairfield, Manchester, Milford, Simsbury, Southbury, Stamford.

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