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Offline ?Impact

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Last Truly Canadian retailer sells out
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:12:25 pm »
Mountain Equipment Co-op is selling out to an American capital venture firm. Time to trade in our maple leaves for the US greenback.

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Offline wilber

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Re: Last Truly Canadian retailer sells out
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 01:06:30 pm »
Interesting that the members were never consulted. How is that a CO-OP?
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Re: Last Truly Canadian retailer sells out
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 01:20:40 pm »
Interesting that the members were never consulted. How is that a CO-OP?

On the news this morning there was something said about MEC declaring bankruptcy a while ago, which somehow released them from having to obtain member agreement to the sale.  I wasn't listening too closely, but probably more info available via Google-U.
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Offline the_squid

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Re: Last Truly Canadian retailer sells out
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 01:38:01 pm »
I want my 5 bucks back. 

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 02:15:06 pm »
I used to shop at MEC a bit, but it seemed to become more expensive and less useful for me over time. 

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 02:45:37 pm »
I used to shop at MEC a bit, but it seemed to become more expensive and less useful for me over time. 

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Yeah, I've only been there a time or two because I found it really expensive - but nice stuff.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 03:12:26 pm »
MEC just too far away for us. We have bought a lot of stuff at Valhalla Pure over the years. Also expensive but nice stuff.
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Re: Last Truly Canadian retailer sells out
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 03:14:45 pm »
Anyone shop at Taiga Works? We used to when we lived close to the city.
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