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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Hey, Moaner:

    Got any lines on some jobs for the now-ex executives let go just a few weeks before Christmas?

    Maybe shovelling snow? Dressing up like Santa?

    Just curious!

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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    I guess with such crappy results at the Red Triangle of Crap stores, some heads had to roll.

    "Retail sales at Canadian Tire Retail (CTR) increased 0.3% and same store sales declined by 0.2% in the quarter."

    Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited | Canadian Tire Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

    Ouch!

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    Have no fear - The Moan will be around shortly with their quarterly 'thank God CT Retail doesn't have to report their own separate results' message.

    And, to tell us all how other stores suck nearly as much as CT. Oh, wait - they already did that, LOL!

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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Interesting advice .. which Crappy is sure to ignore!



    Gerald D. With target coming to town its do or die for you CT.
    Here is some free advice.
    Start selling Canadian quality product again.There is demand for that. Cheap low quality domestic items and made in China items marked up excessively don't cut it anymore. Unfortunately consumers are wise to this nowadays.
    Get rid of the restrictive exits which herd you into a cashier line if you are not buying. Annoying
    Be truthful to your customers and upgrade training. I pay extra for good service especially if I feel welcome.
    Respond with positive feedback and I may return as you are a Canadian institution after all. Good luck, you will need it.

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    Interesting article on "Free Shipping Day":

    Retailers guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve with Free Shipping Day | CTV News

    Apparently, online shopping is going to be increasingly important to retailers as they face U.S. competitors setting up shop in Canada, shifting shopping habits and tight-fisted consumers.

    So, how is Crappy's on-line shopping site doing? Didn't they start this up, back in 2000?

    Oh, wait: the CT geniuses decided that consumers didn't WANT online shopping! So they shut it all down 4 years ago!

    LOL!

    But I did hear they are back online ... selling just tires! Try putting THOSE in someone's stocking!

    LMAO!

    No wonder all those executives are out looking for work, just before Christmas.

    Yeah, that part is really kinda sad ... I almost feel sorry for them.

    Almost ...
    Last edited by CT Challenger; December 12th, 2012 at 06:21 PM.

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    The Canadian Tire online shopping is another in a long list of failures. They just don't seem to have what it takes to make it work inspite of how popular online shopping is.

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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    For sure, IT and CT just never seem to mix.

    People who are naive enough to book a service appointment with them, are still finding out at the last minute that the work can't be completed, because the parts weren't reserved for them - the two systems aren't linked.

    And, you still have to keep and bring in all your receipts, because the still don't store all the transaction (which would NOT require storage of sensitive personal information, by the way).

    So, I can understand them getting rid of Pat Sinnott and Glenn Butt, and putting some younger guys in there to get the job done.

    But after all the money they sunk into IT in the past few years? What a waste! Good luck fixing all that before Target shows up with modern IT to eat your lunch for you. LMAO!

    Even the dealers are finally getting fed up ... and now the Corp wants to reduce the Dealer's margins even further? Ouch!
    Last edited by CTH8R; December 14th, 2012 at 06:27 AM.

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    Hey, have you checked out how much those ex-Exec's at Crappy were rakin' in, before the Boarde finally cracked down on them?

    Check it out!

    http://corp.canadiantire.ca/EN/Inves...C_2012_eng.pdf

    Sinnott was getting $1.3 million to run Technology and Supply Chain - areas that really suck. How's that e-store going, LOL?

    Arnett was President, Canadian Tire Retail, which has been in the crapper for years. He was getting $1.6 million.

    And they were paying that Butt guy $1.8 million for "Customer Experience and Automotive" - both areas that sucked massively, by all accounts.

    So maybe it wasn't a bad idea to can them - didn't seem to be helping at all, having them around, despite the big pay-cheques.

    Still, it only saved $4.7 million a year, minus whatever Golder Parachutes they might have had.

    And according to the Crappy People who used to post here, Butt actually has a brighter future, since everybody who runs a store gets to be a millionaire by just playing golf all day long! Bet he's finally on the path to "huge coin", huh?

    LMAO!
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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Well, thing looked pretty dismal in December for retail sales in Canada. We'll have to wait a bit longer for the official results from Crappt Tire.

    In the meantime, here' something for them to ponder ... And try to spin into Good News:

    Global News | Target's arrival in Canada a game-changer for retailers at home and afar

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    Re: Will Crappy Tire Survive The Coming Competition?

    Oh-oh!

    Wal-Mart to Expand in Canada - WSJ.com

    "Canadian Tire Corp., one of the country's biggest and best-known retailers, recently overhauled its executive ranks to cut costs and make its corporate structure operate more efficiently."

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