No, the paper's not closing. But after losing hundreds of employees to layoffs and buyouts and shuttering its presses so the Sun-Sentinel could print the paper, the Palm Beach Post has a lot of extra office equipment laying around.
Desks, chairs, bookcases, and filing cabinets are being hawked from the paper's headquarters in West Palm Beach all this week.
After the jump, check out the email that was sent to Post employees last week,
informing them of the sale. Notice, these hard-working folks are entitled to a 25 percent discount on office equipment that belonged to their former colleagues. But what about the scores of people who were laid off and are now living on unemployment or pension checks? They've got to pony up full price.
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From: Slocum, Jim (CNI-Palm Beach)
To: All PBNI Employees
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 4:10 PM
Subject: Liquidation Sale
All employees are invited to participate in a Liquidation Sale of a variety of furniture, machinery, equipment, etc. that was used in areas of our operation which are now closed, or from our surplus inventory. Holladay Auctions & Liquidations is handling this event. They are advertising it as a "Huge Surplus Liquidation" (sale), which will commence this Monday, November 2. You may have seen their ad running on page 5B of today's Post. The sale is being held in the first floor of the former mailroom or distribution center building. Employees may use the same entrance as the public, which is the center door of the south loading dock on Monceaux Road. Employees may visit the sale during their regular hours of operation, which are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Any merchandise that is purchased must be removed from the premises within 48 hours. The sale is closed on Sunday. Employees of Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. are eligible for a 25% discount off of the marked price of an item. Employees will need to present a valid ID to qualify for this discount.