A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 14, 2011
Office Cheapo (Office Depot nickname)

Office Depot is an office products and services retailer that began in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, in 1986. The nickname “Office Cheapo” has been cited in print since at least 1997.

Office Depot has also been nicknamed “Office Despot” since at least 1995. Home Depot has been nicknamed “Home Cheapo” since at least 1994.


Wikipedia: Office Depot
Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) is a supplier of office products and services. The company’s selection of brand name office supplies includes business machines, computers, computer software and office furniture, while its business services encompass copying, printing, document reproduction, shipping, and computer setup and repair.

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From: Joe Barnhart
Date: 1997/09/19
Subject: Re: HP PhotoSmart Scanner

I find the “dark noise” problem (banding in shadow areas of the slide) to be so obnoxious as to render the scanner worthless on slides.  It’s going back to Office Cheapo.

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From: “Charles Kalupa”
Date: 1998/01/15
Subject: Re: HP 7100i super store cdrw

Took the unit(s) back and got a refund. Lady at Office Cheapo said they have been getting a lot of them back for different reasons.

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From: “Steve Duncan”
Date: 2000/02/13
Subject: Re: The Great Palm Vx Shortage

I think tomorrow I will take Office cheapo’s web ad and see if I can talk them into accepting that.

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From: “Skywise”
Date: 2000/08/12
Subject: Re: PCI-GPS Why not?

Most folks shopping at someplace like Office Cheapo may not be inclined to get a device that requires them to open up their laptop, but I think a lot of people would. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • (0) Comments • Thursday, April 14, 2011 • Permalink