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"S-Crow" (Tim Kane) is co-owner (with spouse Lynlee, LPO-Designated escrow Officer) of Legacy Escrow Service, Inc., an authentic independent escrow firm closing residential purchase/sale and refinance transactions.

12 responses to “Office space in Snohomish Co. 17-1812 vacant, Industrial good.”

  1. S Crow

    Sorry that I didn’t enable the comments.

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  2. biliruben

    That Comp USA blows. I live just around the corner, and I refuse to go back. I’m not surprised it’s going out of business.

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  3. Michael

    And Circuit City isn’t exactly laying people off. No, they’re offering the highest paid workers the ability to reapply for their jobs at lower pay, which IMHO is more egregious than simply laying people off.

    I agree, CompUSA blows, too — Terrible customer service.

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  4. wreckingbull

    What michael points out is exactly why the argument that ‘wages will catch up to home prices’ is a total joke. Home prices will come down to meet wages, as Globalization has now entered the fray, love it or hate it.

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  5. flotown

    office vacancies had been at 22% plus last year. It was way overbuilt during the dot com era. I wouldn’t look too much into it as an indication that jobs growth here isn’t robust

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  6. EconE

    And Circuit City isn’t exactly laying people off. No, they’re offering the highest paid workers the ability to reapply for their jobs at lower pay, which IMHO is more egregious than simply laying people off.

    WTF?!?!?

    are you serious? This kind of Sh#t is happening? I wonder how the Fed is going to spin those numbers to try to sell us on a rosy economic outlook.

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  7. Richard

    Comp USA is gone. Some of the employees are still there walking around in their red vests and name tags, but the store isn’t there – some closeout company is getting rid of the merchandise and staffing with the original employees. The prices are ridiculously high for closeouts. The memory card I needed was twice as much at the “closeout” price as on their website.

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  8. Richard

    Well, at least CC is giving them the chance to re-apply this time. When they laid off all comissioned sales staff at the end of ’03, they made it clear that they weren’t welcome to apply for the hourly positions.

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  9. plymster

    Here’s a link to the Circuit City story, for anyone who’s interested in the details.

    So recently, we have foreclosure’s rising at record rates, big box store driving down wages or shutting down altogether, and Dubai and a few other gulf region nations switching from the Dollar to Euros. This means globally driven inflation coupled with dropping wages. This will make the Great Depression look like “the good old days”.

    On the plus side, maybe this is the sort of slap in the face the US needs to wake up and clean up our corrupt government, rebuild our infrastructure, and build wealth by adding value, instead of selling beanie babies and homes to each other.

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  10. wreckingbull

    From TFA:

    Circuit City pays about $10 to $11 an hour, on average, said Rick Weinhart, an analyst with BMO Capital Markets Corp. in New York. Entry level pay probably is close to $8 for inexperienced workers, he said.

    Yeah, they are paying those workers way too much. Good thing they are slashing those wages.

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  11. Yelli

    This picture says it all.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same…

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  12. JD

    What really amazes me is that rather than reduce the rents to fill the vacancies these places are lying empty, some for years. If these owners would take a dose of reality therapy they might at least make something on them. I know of too many potential Mom & Pop type places that don’t start because the rents are way too high

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