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Use Your Linens ‘n Things Gift Cards Now

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If you have any Linens ‘n Things gift cards sitting in a drawer or collecting dust on top of an old desk in your loft, use it now while you still can. The store is going out of business nationally and will be closing its doors at all locations. From the signs I’ve seen, hoisted by bored individuals at intersections likely paid minimum wage or lower, the store is offering its inventory up to 30% off — hardly a liquidation sale. Perhaps as the end draws nearer the deals will be more impressive. After all, in the past you could easily get 20% off on your purchase by bringing in a competitor’s coupon.

Does the world need both Linens ‘n Things and Bed, Bath and Beyond? You would think that competition would be good, but other than the name, as far as I could tell these two stores are exactly the same. In the stores I’ve seen, the floor layout is similar and the products are virtually identical. They accept each other’s coupons. Where I live, it’s common to see the two stores within 3,000 feet of each other.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar FFB

Competition is good but that doesn’t tell how each store is actually run business-wise. It will interesting to see if another store fills the void.

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avatar Kyle

I went into a LnT in Massachusetts on Sunday and found that most of the discounts were currently only 10%. Perhaps they’ll up them when they get closer to their last day of business and find they still have inventory.

The other important thing to note is that particular store was NOT accepting LnT gift cards, LnT credit cards, or personal checks. You need cash or someone else’s credit to purchase something from them, and there are no refunds (they did seem to be willing to exchange something small for a woman at a nearby checkout lane).

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avatar Twiggers

We had one shut down here recently. Hold out everyone…the discounts at the end were up to 75%. Everything is final sale though. I waited to buy some stuff until it hit 60% and there was still a pretty good selection throughout the store.

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avatar jeff

I know that when the Sharper Image went out of business they had guys out holding signs on the intersections that started at 20% off and grew by about 10% a week till they hit 80% off and the store actually closed. I’d be willing to be the LnT does the same.

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avatar Andrew

It’s been a while since I went into a closing LnT, but I do seem to remember they were not accepting the gift cards or other store branded cards.

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