Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Dinner, Dec 4, 2015.
I did that at least once. They put a collection agency on me, but I still never paid.
Use somebody else's name, pay with cash, tell the collector that person moved, bam, end of obligation!
I didnt, because I was a teenager and my mom was broke
I think my brother didn't complete his deal, and they couldn't do shit about it because he was a minor.
More news articles about the end being near for Sears.
I think it was News Radio, one of the female characters on it, she would up getting thousands of CD'S for a few bucks. She was doing the so many for a penny, and then finally she got a letter from the CD company and she freaked out. She thought was going to go jail. They actually wound up letting her off her contract and keep the CDs as long as she didn't tell anybody how she hit the CDs.
"The internet" is a medium, not a competitor. You might as well blame "the road" for people not coming to the store.
If Sears is being beaten by it's competition, then let it fail. That's how Capitalism works.
I don't think he meant it that way. The medium can take away from sales, as did enclosed malls kill shopping centers and strips. Now malls are dying and the stores along with them. It's like the stores along US 66 failing after the interstate bypassed them.
Sears was a great big box store through the mid 70s. Then they couldn't compete with kmart, wal-mart, so they tried to emulate them and drove away loyal customers. It used to be they had knowledgeable sales people on commission who had great careers. In the late 70s they shifted to part time cashiers and the customers fled. Sears' death has been 30 years coming.
SearsMart to close 150 stores in the early part of this year.
Gaming the system. Shocking!
I like that. "Let them die..."
Macy's announced a similar cut of their stores. Most telling is many of those stores slated for closure were in big cities, including the oldest Macy's location in San Diego.
Department stores made sense a long time ago, but they don't anymore when you can get nice clothes at a variety of locations, ladies and get their makeup from MAC and Sephora and Ulta or even Target, and Amazon can deliver nearly anything in two days.
Stanley Black and Decker buys Craftsman Tools for $900 million. http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/05/investing/sears-sells-craftsman-stanley-black-decker/
Stanley bought Black and Decker, huh? Both brands are know for low quality crap exclusively made in China while Craftsman was all high quality American made with a life time warranty which could not be beat.
I wonder how long that will last under the new ownership.
Portland got hit. Macy's bought out Meier and Frank, which was based here in Portland, almost 15 years ago, and now they're selling the historic Meier and Frank building
The Limited also has closed all their stores.
Well, I don't think that Sears will be able to get a government bailout now. They're dropping Trump's stuff. http://www.stltoday.com/business/lo...8-1887-58f5-b096-199beea5886e.html#pt0-649983
This could only improve their business model, IMO.
Sears may not make it to next year. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/se...y-to-continue-as-a-growing-concern-2017-03-22
well stay away from this baseball player - he'll try to talk you into helping him move!
All they are doing now is asset stripping. They sold Craftsman, they sold land/stores, and now they are trying to sell Kenmore. Put a fork in them because they are done.
CEO: Sears problems were caused by the media, not the inept boobs running the company! http://www.businessinsider.com/r-up...s-companys-woes-on-irresponsible-media-2017-5
Trump school of business no doubt.
With Sears in dire straits, what's the life expectancy of K-Mart?
The same, if not worse.
I think they're about to crater hard.
My 2nd employer was Sears. 3rd was Eastern Air Lines. The first, General Cinema, went bankrupt in 2002. I'm sorry.
When those two companies merged my reaction was putting two failing compabies togethet doesn't reate one good company. It just creates a bigger failure.
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