As one of the few printing and copy shops in the
Downtown Brooklyn Fort Greene area, OfficeMax has managed to stay in business, despite consistently aiming for record lows in customer service and satisfaction. The negative Yelp reviews are actually so terrible that they put the store on star par with the Woodhull Medical Center, where reviews suggest you’d be better off bleeding out instead of ending up in the ER.
In light of this, it’s happy news that the OfficeMax is closing permanently on January 16, and that their entire store is currently up to %70 off.
Whatever the reason for the closure, it’s long overdue. For years, customers have been Yelping, tweeting and generally mouthing off about the lack of staffing and maintenance at this unhappy place.
— Lois Thompson (@Lois_is_Funny) April 24, 2015
Hey @officemax, your Brooklyn Atlantic Center location is ALWAYS understaffed. Get it together.
— gwendolyn beetham (@gwendolynb) September 4, 2014
Whenever I think I might be bad at my job, I go to the Office Max by Atlantic Center.
— Nathan (@NathanWTruman) May 23, 2011
This is to say nothing of the actual ripoffs, of course. OfficeMax is notorious for targeting the printer-less population with overpriced page costs and, more recently, an outrageous $5 per-page surcharge for printing out Barclays Center tickets
It’s unsurprising, too, that there was no news of the closure or its consequent clearance sales on OfficeMax’s Twitter page. When asked over the phone about the nature of their closing discounts and the remaining selection in-store, two separate sales staff brusquely responded with the same words: “You’ll have to see for yourself.”
So unfortunately, readers, you will. What we know, though, is that the selection is dwindling as deeply discounted office supplies and electronics are flying off the shelves, into the arms of the lucky few who saw the sale in person.
Their last date is January 16, and they’ll be open 8am-9pm. Go take advantage of everything while you can. On the 16th, it’s curtains, and hopefully eventually a better store in its place.