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Pirate Joe's >>> Irate Joe's

Melanie Wong Aug 16, 2013 10:12 AM

Trader Joe's drags a pirate to court

  1. grayelf Aug 16, 2013 10:42 AM

    I heard about the lawsuit a couple of months ago (and really, it was just a matter of time, as he is not at all trying to hide what he is doing). The only thing I've found there that really made me happy is the chocolate covered pomegranate seeds... and they're not always available.

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      Georgia Strait Aug 16, 2013 09:56 PM

      it's pretty ironic that at the same time over on some other board on CH (Chains) - there is a big back-and-forth in CH style about "I just don't get TJ's"

      makes us chuckle, those complainers - move to Canada, then you won't get it (literally - cuz Tj's won't let you buy it up here) --- and at the same time, you might eventually miss it!

      i hope the TJ attorney folks are reading all the threads - you'd think you would encourage fans (but I suppose not if they "make money" off of you - I don't know)

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      1. re: Georgia Strait
        Melanie Wong Aug 18, 2013 05:32 PM

        I liked Irate Joe's sense of humor. More like the original iconoclastic Trader Joe's before the chain changed hands a few times.

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          LotusRapper Aug 18, 2013 05:49 PM

          Friday night we were coming home from a week in WA/OR and, of course, we stopped off at TJ's for some quickie shopping. Arrived in the parking lot at 9:05pm, wife jumped out and headed to the door. Of the dozen or so cars in the lot it seemed ALL were BC plates [rolls eyes].

          I parked, and not even a min passed before an "irate" Mrs. LR came back to the car. "Damn, they're CLOSED, won't let me in !!!"

          All 'twas quiet 'til Exit 275 ......

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            grayelf Aug 18, 2013 09:04 PM

            Yeah, he's a real character. I chatted with him at length when he was still on Broadway at Transylvania Trading. He is not one to work for The Man.

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          vandan Aug 17, 2013 07:46 AM

          Hmm Ten buck Chuck just doesn't have the same appeal

          1. LotusRapper Oct 4, 2013 07:03 AM

            WA state judge just dismissed TJ's case against Hallatt:


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            1. re: LotusRapper
              FAM04 Oct 4, 2013 09:29 AM

              I don't see what the issue ever was considering he was paying full margin and selling far out of their market. Typical big corporation squeezing the little guy because they can.

              1. re: LotusRapper
                GH1618 Oct 4, 2013 09:41 AM

                That's the outcome I expected, and the best one, in my opinion.

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