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Sears Canada is finished

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 08:47 PM
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originally posted by: The Great Day
Can't help but feel a little sad/nostalgic...km almost 50 now and as a kid growing up in a rural mountain town the Sears outpost was the only way to get the new fangled toys you see on tv! Couldn't wait for the Xmas Catalog to window shop all the cool toys....got a little bit older and i discovered women in under wear and spent large amounts of time shopping in the bathroom.....

So long Sears


Ah yes. The Sears catalogue. I remember my first sexual encounter. It was just me and the '72 Spring catalogue, lingerie section.




posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: neo96




I still like being able to walk into a store and look before buying.
Back in the day you had a choice between quality and not so much . Today it seems that if its not made in China then its of at least equal quality , again not so much ... Sears for me was about the service but the bottom fell out of that along the way . I guess it was always about the bottom line and now that ,that bottom has fallen out the shut down is the only thing to make sense .


I noticed that most of the stuff sears sells now is the same made in china crap that Wal-Mart sells for a lot less.
made in china with a craftsman label on it is still made in china crap and sears is trying to sell that crap for 4 times what you can buy it for at Wal-Mart.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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Sears Canada had to contend with Canadian Tire, which overlaps most of their merchandise, especially mechanical and tools.
I wonder how Canadian Tire is doing as well. They are really the same business model, but I found the staff in Canadian Tire to be very knowledgeable on much more helpful.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: charlyv

Sears had the perfect setup to be Amazon before Amazon started. They had the distribution network , they had stores all over the place , they could have dominated the internet sales thing. I do not understand why they didn't even try it. Basically, what Amazon did was copy what Sears had done in mail order and apply it to modern times.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 01:57 AM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

All these stores are closing for a reason. Better stock up before 'they' pull the plug on us. Its the plan, to cut us off and make the world poor and subject to its global masters. Were sheep to them, better learn to baaa cause that's the only thing we will be privileged to do in another decade or two.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 02:00 AM
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a reply to: charlyv

Probably being bought out or threatened so big Corps can take over the market like they've taken over Big Media. They want to own it all and they won't stop till they have it.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 03:10 AM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Here is a throught for you to ponder.

The number of homeless in the US and Canada is growing all the time. The last I read there 45 million homless people in the US. 60% of people (according to Australian research,) are 3 paychecks or less from homlessness.

Lump both these groups together because they only buy the bare essentials you have an ever shrinking purchasing population which equals an ever shrinking economy.

As more and more people can afford less and less because money is like water in fresh conrete, it graviates to the top, some sectors of the economy, particuarly the retail industry are the first to feel it.

with more and more money gravitating to the 1% ers, this trend is only going to continue.



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: research100

That's not too surprising to hear about the dryer. Sears appliance warranties and service used to be top notch, but have gone way down hill, at least according to one of the articles I read recently.

I can't help but wonder what is going on in L-------'s head with this deal. I'm guessing he's just building up his empire and Sears had the assets to help make that happen. He could probably care less that he's eviscerating an institution in the process. At least, Sears was still pretty strong when he first got hold of it. They had extensive assets, and probably could have weathered the retail hard times well enough. Not so much anymore.

I read in a few articles that he's all focused in on their customer rewards program, pushing it like mad, with the intent of selling customers' data to third parties. Pretty lame, if you ask me.

Also, they recently sold the Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Tool. What the actual bloody hell? To me, Sears IS Craftsman, to a large degree. They've been the major carrier of that brand since the thirties. A lot of value in keeping that brand in house, I would think. Of course, I am not a billionaire hedge fund manager. Nor am I a CEO or owner of a major corporation. Undoubtedly one of these would have a different perspective.



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 05:29 AM
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a reply to: TheBadCabbie

I agree, selling craftsman, and also Kenmore was the final nail in the coffin to me. Now they have nothing left and it will be just a matter of time before Sears is gone.. makes me so sad. my Kenmore dryer is literally older than i am, exorcist pea green and everything and I "inherited" it from my grandma and it's STILL kickin..... I will be replacing my whole kitchen appliances this black Friday with Sears Kenmore elite while I still can

I miss all the old stores from when i was growing up. so many happy memories with my grandma going on clothes shopping sprees, the Broadway, may co, bullocks, 5 and dime stores like Woolworths, Gemco, TG&Y, damn, practically my whole childhood has been erased. Can we just go back to the 80s already? I want a do over



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 05:33 AM
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oh, and I forgot Montgomery ward, service merchandise and Best, which had a catalogue like Sears did, and you would wait after you paid by like a conveyer belt to pick up your items.....damn



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: hartbeat
oh, and I forgot Montgomery ward, service merchandise and Best, which had a catalogue like Sears did, and you would wait after you paid by like a conveyer belt to pick up your items.....damn


I always like that for larger items. You could get a good deal, and then pull your vehicle around back and wait for the stuff to come off the conveyor belt. Beats picking it up and hauling it to the registers, and no shipping!

Actually, Amazon is adopting part of that model with local distribution points that load up vans and trucks. That shipping can be as little as a day or two
and relatively cheap shipping if you have a prime account. In some centers, you can even pick it up yourself.
edit on 13-10-2017 by charlyv because: spelling , where caught



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 10:49 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan

originally posted by: Atsbhct
I'm so rotted about this. I recieved a gift card for my baby shower a full year ago and knew this was happening but still forgot to spend it. I went to the liquidation sale, but the prices were so obviously inflated that I said I'd go on the last day. I forgot to do that too....lol. I just went on the website but they're charging $74.99 for shipping... good riddens Sears. No one ever liked you.

That's why I told my wife to hurry up and use the Chipotle gift card we had. I figure, one more e-coli outbreak somewhere and that chain will crash and burn.


You must hate your wife to purposely send her to Chipotle.




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