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Fenway
10-13-2007, 08:42 AM
back in April we talked about a Boston are furniture store that promised free furniture if the Red Sox won the World Series

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86287 (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86287)

Well close to 30,000 people took the store up on the offer

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1037761 (http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1037761)


Close to 30,000 Jordanís Furniture customers are rooting for the Boston Red Sox (http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/index.bg)to win the World Series, and itís not just a matter of team pride.
They stand to get millions of dollars in rebates under a Jordanís promotion that promises full refunds of what they paid for certain designated items - sofas, sectionals, dining tables, beds and mattresses - purchased or ordered between March 7 and April 16.

Frater Perdurabo
10-13-2007, 09:37 AM
I hope, for the sake of the furniture store owners, that they purchased some kind of insurance policy. Isn't it true that Lloyd's of London will insure anything - for the right price?

Fenway
10-13-2007, 09:42 AM
I hope, for the sake of the furniture store owners, that they purchased some kind of insurance policy. Isn't it true that Lloyd's of London will insure anything - for the right price?

Not to worry

Tatelman has said he never would have launched the promotion had the costs of covering furniture purchases come out of Jordanís pockets.The rebates would be covered by an insurance policy taken out by the company.



However I would not worry about the owner of Jordan's. This loss comes out of petty cash for him :D: He lives in Omaha and his name is Warren Buffett :smile:

http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/subs/sublinks.html (http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/subs/sublinks.html)

Frater Perdurabo
10-13-2007, 09:44 AM
This loss comes out of petty cash for him :D: He lives in Omaha and his name is Warren Buffett :smile:

http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/subs/sublinks.html (http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/subs/sublinks.html)

He probably owns controlling interest in Lloyd's of London, too. :D:

Brian26
10-13-2007, 09:53 AM
A store in western Illinois pulled this stunt with the Bears a year or two ago.

Fenway
10-13-2007, 09:56 AM
This Jordan's Furniture (http://www.jordans.com/) is just a wonderful place to do business.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan's_Furniture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan's_Furniture)

2 stores have an IMAX theater, another an amusement park.
Comcast IMAX 3D Theater Jordans Furniture Natick / Reading (http://www.jordansimax.live.terabyte.co.nz/)

Before they sold out to Buffett the owners one day told all the employees they had to come into the store even if it was their day off.

When the employees got there they were put on busses and taken to Logan Airport where planes waited to take them on a company picnic IN BERMUDA
Little things mean a lot. Customers are delighted when they receive fresh-baked cookies upon their arrival. Jordan's also washes customers' windshields and hands out umbrellas if it's raining.
* Treat your customers well and your employees better. Jordan's takes employee benefits to a new level, including surprise ice cream sundae buffets, and has even flown every one of the company's 1,200 employees to Bermuda for the day to attend a company-sponsored beach party.


http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0DTI/is_1_28/ai_58447635

When the 2 brothers sold out to Buffett they gave a bonus to every employee of fify cents for every hour they had ever worked for the company :smile:

Their radio and TV commercials are fantastic for a local chain
Amanda Carr Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree Jordans Furniture (http://youtube.com/watch?v=b14iWrZROFs&mode=related&search=Jordan%20Furniture%20Sale%20Strategy%20Adve rtising)

Fenway
10-17-2007, 08:28 AM
Somebody's Sleeping Like a Baby Tonight
http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/864a836a11_jord10132007.jpg

Sockinchisox
10-17-2007, 09:44 AM
back in April we talked about a Boston are furniture store that promised free furniture if the Red Sox won the World Series

Ya, well, we got free eye surgery if the Bears won the Superbowl.

itsnotrequired
10-17-2007, 09:54 AM
Ya, well, we got free eye surgery if the Bears won the Superbowl.


Podsednik needs glasses.

itsnotrequired
10-22-2007, 09:52 AM
Looks like the furniture dream lives on.

Ragator43
10-22-2007, 10:00 AM
A store in western Illinois pulled this stunt with the Bears a year or two ago.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14801823/

Fenway
10-29-2007, 01:44 PM
:D:

http://www.jordans.com/about/pdf/jordansmonsterdeal.pdf (http://www.jordans.com/about/pdf/jordansmonsterdeal.pdf)


Jordan's rebate has Red Sox fans sitting pretty (http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2007/10/jordans_rebate.html)



I got a free sofa :D:

captainclutch24
10-29-2007, 02:12 PM
Hell of a deal, although you still have to pay the sales tax, delivery, and setup fees if there are any but still saving a ton

MUsoxfan
10-29-2007, 02:26 PM
It's not exactly like this place was taking a leap. After all, they weren't backing the Royals or anything

HomeFish
10-30-2007, 07:37 AM
It's not exactly like this place was taking a leap. After all, they weren't backing the Royals or anything

Careful. In 2003, Dunkin Donuts offered 12 free donuts to everyone with a ticket for a game where the Royals got 12 or more hits.

The Royals had a winning record in 2003. Dunkin had to give away a lot of Donuts.

Fenway
10-30-2007, 09:01 AM
Jordan's knows cost of victory full well (http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2007/10/30/jordans_knows_cost_of_victory_full_well)
The Red Sox's victory is going to cost Jordan's millions of dollars, but CEO Eliot Tatelman couldn't be happier.


Tatelman insisted the promotion has been a win-win for everyone, except the insurance company that agreed to cover him in case the Sox won the World Series. He declined to name the insurer.

"From a business point of view, it's been very, very successful," he said. "We got insurance. We're sending our customers back money for things they bought. It couldn't be better."

Tatelman said the good will the promotion has engendered among customers will pay off for years to come. "Some of these people are going to come back with those checks they are getting and buy something else," he said.