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Anyone mourn Philadelphia icon Pep Boys selling out to the Japanese?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) October 26th, 2015

Better Red than dead?
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filmfann's avatar

Manny, Moe, and Jack are spinning in their graves.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Better the Japanese than the Chinese.

But really, no big deal. Bridgestone has been in the US for dozens of years. They aren’t going to change anything.

ragingloli's avatar

Yeah, those damned gooks.~

Love_my_doggie's avatar

No. Manny, Moe, and Jack passed away years ago. That soulless entity called a “corporation” lives on, but without identity.

ibstubro's avatar

I know when Anheuser-Busch was bought by InBev, there was a lot of shock and betrayal in St. Louis. AB was probably more integral to the cities identity than the Cardinals baseball team.

I didn’t know if Pep Boys had that kind of ID in Philly or not.

I personally hate to see the ownership of iconic American companies moved overseas. And yeah, I feel that way about American companies gobbling up the heritage of other countries, too.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Things like this are simply an inevitable result of capitalism.

ibstubro's avatar

I know when Anheuser-Busch was bought by InBev, there was a lot of shock and betrayal in St. Louis. AB was probably more integral to the cities identity than the Cardinals baseball team.

I didn’t know if Pep Boys had that kind of ID in Philly or not.

I personally hate to see the ownership of iconic American companies moved overseas. And yeah, I feel that way about American companies gobbling up the heritage of other countries, too.

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