Office Max Informative - Read this before you shop at OfficeMax!!!
HOUSTON TEXAS -- In my humble opinion, OfficeMax is a miserable place. When you walk in, employees have to be very aware of you. I'm not going to say I work there, but read betlinesween. Its a high pressure job. The store is doing miserably, for some time now (since 2006, when they shut down a bunch of the worst producing stores, to decrease loss). Staples and Office Depot are kicking Office Max's butt. When you come in, on every purchase, or visit, employees are supposed to find out your problem or issue, and pressure you into a sale. Once they have you sold on something, they are supposed to try and get you to buy something more expensive or at least any thing related, like accessories. At that point is all about signing you up for max perks and selling you Max assurance on the product. Most of the time its totally unnecessary and protects you against the things that a decent store would replace without the stupid max assurance. Its a way to make a lot more money, because margins are already so low, and its still not good enough to beat competition. Just letting you know that you should do your research online. Find the product you need, price compare online by googling the specific model of what you need. Once you find a reputable company that sells the specific model you need, order it or go pick it up. You can usually have it delivered for free to a store near you, if its only available online. I avoid OfficeMax like the plague or Kroger. Don't get ;me started. Good luck little customers. May the force be with you and may you be wiser next time. As soon as you go in they probably pressured some guy to go bug you for a sale! No kidding! Business is so slow, I am honestly amazed they are open. I can't believe they haven't pulled a Circuit City yet. Maybe their a shell company. I think they already got busted for fraudulent rebates by the government or IRS. Check it out if you don't believe me. Do I need to say its a horrible cold environment to work for?