Saturday, June 1, 2013
Staples Office Supplies vs. Maple Creek Gunsmithing
Have you heard about how Staples rejected a gun store's entry into the Staples' PUSH It Forward Contest that they were running? They rejected the application of Maple Creek Gunsmithing because:
"Entry contains content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group."
After all the money Maple Creek had spent with Staples, Staples throws them into a class with criminals. Maple Creek vowed to never spend another dime with them. They were telling it from the highest rooftops. Word got around, and next thing you know, Staples changed their mind. Now, whether they changed their decision because they realized they are doing people wrong, or if they just want to head off bad publicity, you'll have to decide.
I'm not calling for a boycott of Staples, because honestly, I don't think enough people would get the word (from me and everyone else writing about this subject) and then actually boycott them to make a difference.
I just wanted to get the word out that Staples is backpedaling. You might also want to check out Maple Creek's Facebook page and give them a "Like". If you don't do Facebook, you're out of luck as they don't appear to have a web site.
Here is the link to the original article.