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Posted on April 3 at 12:52 p.m.
good for vertrue!
as an insider at the company for many years (having left at the time of the sale) i'm glad to see vertrue moving out of santa barbara and to texas. after all, why continue to till over $50,000,000 (year in and year out) into the local economy when continuously branded a nuisance.
i feel for the hundreds of employees who will suffer as a consequence of SB's unfriendly environment. i also feel for the hundreds of businesses in SB that rely on the $30,000,000 payroll that'll be removed from the local economy.
bargain is a high-volume low-ticket company. when you talk to over 10mm callers per year and acquire over 1,000,000 NEW customers every year, it isn't hard to imagine that 80-100 complaints with the BBB would result. that's a ratio of 1 complaint per every 100,000 callers!
i do miss santa barbara. you can't beat the weather, the topography and wonderful people. it isn't however, a business friendly environment. hindsight is 20/20, and my bet is that the town will miss bargain.com.
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