Now where will I buy my Craftsman tool? The end is near for Sears.

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  1. shootER

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    I did that at least once. They put a collection agency on me, but I still never paid. :lol:
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    Use somebody else's name, pay with cash, tell the collector that person moved, bam, end of obligation!
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    "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.
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    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.
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    SearsMart to close 150 stores in the early part of this year.
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    I like that. "Let them die..."
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 :(
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    The Limited also has closed all their stores.
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    This could only improve their business model, IMO. :yes:
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    well stay away from this baseball player - he'll try to talk you into helping him move! :brood:

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    Trump school of business no doubt.
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    With Sears in dire straits, what's the life expectancy of K-Mart?
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    The same, if not worse.
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    I think they're about to crater hard.
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    My 2nd employer was Sears. 3rd was Eastern Air Lines. The first, General Cinema, went bankrupt in 2002. I'm sorry.
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    No better.

    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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