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Staples Says Gun Store Can’t Enter Contest
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Looks like it's time for me to stop buying supplies at Staples. Dodgy

Quote:Staples Says Gun Store Can’t Enter Contest

By Todd Starnes

A small Nebraska gun shop has decided to buy its ink pens and post-it notes somewhere else after they said Staples rejected their entry into a marketing contest because they are in the firearms business.

Travis Vonseggern and Bill Jackson own Maple Creek Gunsmithing in Fremont, Neb. The store offers gunsmithing, guns, ammo, and firearms training.gunsmith

They recently entered the Staples PUSH It Forward Contest – hoping to win a $50,000 marketing campaign for their small business. But a few days later, the men received a rejection email:

“We’re sorry, but your small business entry into the Staples PUSH It Forward Contest has been rejected for the following reason(s): Entry contains content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group.”

The email also stated that Staples “reserves the right to reject any entry that they deem is not in accordance with the official rules.”

Jackson said he was shocked that Staples considered their business to be on par with drug dealers and criminals.


More at link: http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top...ntest.html
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Staples is too expensive anyway. They're like "last resort" status for us if we need something.
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Just emailed Staples telling them that I'll be shopping at Office Depot from now on.
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I will contact them as well.
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BTW - They are a publicly traded company. Here is the PUBLIC addy and phone Number of cooperate:

http://ecorporateoffices.com/Staples-689
http://www.staples.com

500 Staples Drive
Framingham, MA USA 01702
Phone: 508-253-5000

CEO Ronald Sargent

Since this is public info on a Public Company which is traded publicly - I hope I am OK with rule #8
Ladies of the Second Amendment

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RugerGirl;103624 Wrote:Staples is too expensive anyway. They're like "last resort" status for us if we need something.

That is too polite. A few months ago I needed a new HDD. Knew that I would spend a bit more to get one at staples, instead of going online. Saw the prices there, laughed, and walked out. Ordered one, paid for the fast shipping, and spent around half of what staples wanted.

In the morning, I am sending an email, and contacting the local store to let them know that they will see no money from me because of their stance.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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Well, looks like I will be mailing them a letter expressing why I will no longer be doing any business with them...
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Quote:Staples backs off after banning NE gun dealer from contest

LINCOLN – Office supply chain Staples is backing down after banning a Nebraska gun shop from entering a company contest.


OFF TARGET: This Nebraska gun shop was banned from entering a Staples contest because it promotes firearms.
Maple Creek Gunsmithing, a gun retailer in Fremont, tried to enter a Staples small business “Push it Forward” contest for a shot at winning a $50,000 marketing campaign. Instead, the owners got an email from Staples saying they couldn’t participate because their business promotes firearms and weapons
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http://watchdog.org/89114/staples-backs-...m-contest/
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