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Sears Dead?
Gene363 Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 23,855
No bids to buy Sears it could be gone by tomorrow.
shaun341 Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,035
I thought the first round of store closings meant the end for them. Just looked at an article today after seeing this post and read that they started a hedge fund to try and save the company. That sounds like a hail mary at the end of the game to me.
Burner02 Offline
#3 Posted:
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^
Would tend to agree on the "Hail Mary."
Phil222 Offline
#4 Posted:
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"While Sears executives get $25 million in bonuses, laid-off workers struggle during Christmas time"...ouch.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/while-sears-executives-get-25-million-bonuses-laid-workers-struggle-n949446
DrafterX Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 87,348
Little Sears store in town is closing.. I've spent about 700 bucks there the past couple weeks... Mellow
KingoftheCove Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 4,953
They took too long to get their online game going.
They could have been a player..........but just got gobbled up.
Really horrible upper mgmt.
We have a small one here in our small town.
Wonder if there's gonna be any deals on inventory??
DrafterX Offline
#7 Posted:
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Posts: 87,348
Alot of the stuff I bought was half price or less...

I have noticed Craftsman stuff at Walmart lately... Mellow
DrafterX Offline
#8 Posted:
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Kmart used to sell Craftsman stuff too... Mellow
ZRX1200 Online
#9 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 48,586
Local here is closing
jespear Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 03-19-2004
Posts: 8,245
KingoftheCove wrote:
They took too long to get their online game going.
They could have been a player..........but just got gobbled up.
Really horrible upper mgmt.
We have a small one here in our small town.
Wonder if there's gonna be any deals on inventory??


And yet they get multi-million dollar bonuses. ram27bat
JadeRose Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 05-15-2008
Posts: 17,325
Penney's is next. There is simply no need for these stores anymore. Their time is past. RIP.
delta1 Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,093
White Front, JJ Newberry, Woolworth's, Broadway, Bon Marche, Robinson's, May Co.
KingoftheCove Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 4,953
delta1 wrote:
White Front, JJ Newberry, Woolworth's, Broadway, Bon Marche, Robinson's, May Co.

Man...........I forgot all about Woolworth's
They were da chit, in some areas, back in the day.....
tonygraz Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 10,192
Years of customer dissatisfaction- lousy products and no replacement parts. 80 more stores to close. The only things I've bought there in the past 10 years is eyeglasses and that store is closing.
DrafterX Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 87,348
I stopped buying lawnmowers, weed-eaters and leaf blowers there many years ago... I bought some socket sets and other hand tools for Christmas presents.. and a clothes dryer for my wife's shop... Mellow
frankj1 Offline
#16 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 25,872
they fronted for rip off operations by leasing their "good" name for years.
The more faithful the Sears customer, the deeper they took it in the azz.
Gene363 Offline
#17 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 23,855
delta1 wrote:
White Front, JJ Newberry, Woolworth's, Broadway, Bon Marche, Robinson's, May Co.


Wow, I forgot about some of those. You can add Gemco, Western Auto, Best Products, Toys-R-US and Walden Books among others.
RMAN4443 Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 4,799
Bradlee's, Zayres, Rich's, Mammoth Mart, King's, .....holy chit, there's a lot of them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_retailers_of_the_United_States
tonygraz Offline
#19 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 10,192
I used to buy tobacco and Accessories at Bradlees. Loved Zayres and Ames that bought them out only to go out themselves (goal was to be biggest retailer-forgot the bottom line).

Is Radio Shack still breathing ?

I heard Sprint may be going into it's last year.
Mr. Jones Offline
#20 Posted:
Joined: 06-12-2005
Posts: 10,580
What about...."TWO GUYS" & NICHOLS ??

SEARS ANCHOR STORE @ Park City in Lancaster, PA
Is one of those stores closing in 2019 above...

Park City is becoming a GHOST TOWN!!

What will ALL THE F.O.S.S.I.L. MALL WALKERS
(WHO GET THERE AT 7 AM)
WEARING WHITE VELCRO STRAPPED NO NAME SNEAKERS BOUGHT FROM THE BACK OF THE SUNDAY PARADE
MAGAZINE DO WHEN SEARS CLOSES ???
DrafterX Offline
#21 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 87,348
They'll prolly start looking for CROS... Mellow
8trackdisco Offline
#22 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 50,256
Phil222 wrote:
"While Sears executives get $25 million in bonuses, laid-off workers struggle during Christmas time"...ouch.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/while-sears-executives-get-25-million-bonuses-laid-workers-struggle-n949446


Had a lousy experience 20 rears ago and never went back. Happy to see them sink beneath the waves. Do feel bad for the affected families.
Abrignac Offline
#23 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 14,258
At one time they had high quality tools, not the best but still usable. Then they began manufacturing their tools in China using inferior processes and did away with the lifetime warranty. Haven’t been inside one of their stores in decades.
MACS Offline
#24 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 64,494
I have some Craftsmen tools/toolbox from about 18 years ago. I don't think I have ever bought big ticket items from Sears.

But if they're closing... I better swing by and see if there are any deals to be had.
grmcooper Offline
#25 Posted:
Joined: 10-10-2006
Posts: 20,259
Tools are garbage now. Chinese junk. Tool truck tools for me now.
shaun341 Offline
#26 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,035
I'm in the market for some appliances so stopped by the Sears to check out their advertised store closing sale. Ridiculous, $1,000 fridges marked up to $2,200 and then 50% off. Still can be found cheaper for same fridge at most other stores that carry the brand. Sales like that are why they must be going out of business. Just not in tough with consumer needs.
jespear Offline
#27 Posted:
Joined: 03-19-2004
Posts: 8,245
frankj1 wrote:
they fronted for rip off operations by leasing their "good" name for years.
The more faithful the Sears customer, the deeper they took it in the azz.


My wife and I had been loyal SEARS customers for almost 40 years.
Then, two years ago, during the record breaking heat and humidity summer, they diccked us around when we tried to get our window air conditioner replaced because they couldn't fix it.
SEVEN separate service calls before we FINALLY got resolution to the matter. By THAT time, the summer was over !
I told them I would NEVER spend another penny at SEARS. Guess it's a moot point now.
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