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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:41 PM

It is funny watching the old Jack Luskin family pitch their same crap on a new generation.

http://www.bizjourna.../07/story1.html

I have never been in there. Is it a good store?

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:59 PM

My father used to sell advertising to Jack Luskin and never liked it.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:06 PM

The fact is that Luskin would buy truckloads of TV's from manufacturers, so many that they would put an extra number or letter on the model number of the product.

Their ads claimed that you would get a break if you could find the same model for a different price, however, since (insert lawyer language here) there was no Luskin's model number available at competitor's stores, they never had to honor the claim.

That's part of the reason why the FTC busted them years ago.


Cute, ain't it?

Luskins had a branch store in Bel Air many years ago. I walked in looking, and walked out really quick. I wouldn't buy a used Mr. Coffee from those guys, much less a high dollar TV.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

His daughter was connected with one of the major LA sports teams. Married/divorced from the owner?

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:38 PM

The fact is that Luskin would buy truckloads of TV's from manufacturers, so many that they would put an extra number or letter on the model number of the product.

Their ads claimed that you would get a break if you could find the same model for a different price, however, since (insert lawyer language here) there was no Luskin's model number available at competitor's stores, they never had to honor the claim.

That's part of the reason why the FTC busted them years ago.


Cute, ain't it?

Luskins had a branch store in Bel Air many years ago. I walked in looking, and walked out really quick. I wouldn't buy a used Mr. Coffee from those guys, much less a high dollar TV.


IF memory serves me, they also were heavy into "bait and switch" and a few times, customers discovered an entirely different (inferior) item was actually in the box, other than what was purported to be in it.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:44 PM

Not good people

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 01:13 AM

The name "Luskins " will always mean "bait and switch" to me - they actually made the term famous around here in the 70s and 80s
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 04:18 AM

Jack Luskin used his advertising extortion to run the best Talk Show host in Baltimore Radio out of town,Since then Gene Burns went on to a very successful radio talk show host in Boston, Florida ,New York City and currently KGO-AM San Franscisco.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 04:21 AM

Jack Luskin followed his friend Robert Irsay to Indianapolis. But the bait and switch retailer did not have much success in Indy and folded within a few years there!

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 04:31 AM

Luskins may have had some issues but they were a local chain. Everyone seemed to either know Jack Luskin or know somebody who knew him.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:14 AM

The service was not good.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:22 AM

Who cares about the store. They had good fireworks in Towson :)
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 07:50 AM

That BizJournal article was written in 1996, and Big Screen Store has been around for years. Why are you discussing this now, am I missing something?

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:37 AM

I worked in the Luskin corportate office in Jessup in the late 70's early 80's. It was my first 'real' job. All I can say is that bait and switch is accurate as well as selling damage products from their warehouse that flooded every time it rained. Crooks. I had no idea that this store was theirs as well. Never been in one and now never will.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:38 AM

That BizJournal article was written in 1996, and Big Screen Store has been around for years. Why are you discussing this now, am I missing something?


I just saw one of the annoying commercials and made a comment.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:44 AM

His daughter was connected with one of the major LA sports teams. Married/divorced from the owner?


Yep, Jamie (Luskin) McCourt now owns half of the LA Dodgers.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:58 AM

They used to have a great fireworks display on July 4th. That's the nicest thing I can say about Luskins.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:07 AM

Back in the 80's, used to work on the chiller in the building he had a penthouse in.
When it went down, seemed like his maid was the first to call!
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:18 AM

Who cares about the store. They had good fireworks in Towson :)


Hah! I was about to say the same thing. I remember taking my dad's beautiful Buick 225 convertible there to watch the fireworks to impress my gf one year. Never thought about the hot sparks that would rain down from the exploding fireworks. Put the top up to protect the interior and got several burn holes in the top instead. Boy was he pi$$ed - took me over a year to pay that off!

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:18 AM

They used to have a great fireworks display on July 4th. That's the nicest thing I can say about Luskins.


Yeah but true to form Jack seemed to buy the cheapest fireworks in town-I remember a number of short rounds and flaming shards descending on the crowd-great fun.




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