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Started by Tuxedo Mark, September 12, 2016, 12:50:04 pm

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DeCarlo Rules

The irony is not lost on me that Sears was at one time, over a century ago, most favorably positioned as THE alternative to brick & mortar retail stores.

The Sears Roebuck & Co. Catalog was indeed the "Amazon.com" of its time, from 1897 to 1993.


SAGG

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on November 11, 2018, 03:48:37 am
The irony is not lost on me that Sears was at one time, over a century ago, most favorably positioned as THE alternative to brick & mortar retail stores.

The Sears Roebuck & Co. Catalog was indeed the "Amazon.com" of its time, from 1897 to 1993.
And that's where they really started to screw up, getting rid of the catalog. If only they could have taken advantage of the Internet, Sears would still be in business....

ASS-P

...I just saw a story in the Guardian about Sears' state, and it indicates that if Sears' goes down, it's going to drag K- art with it! Literally -
  It says that if Eddie Lambert's latest plan to keep Sears going is rejected, creditors will take both Sears AND K-Mart and shutter both to repay their debts! :-X :smiley6600: :tickedoff:
  It is buried quite deep in the article. Maybe this is old hat to youse/y'all, but it is new to me!!!!! :-*  I don:t recall the umpteen things I'd seen before about the endless Sears death scene saying that KM was I'm immediate danger of closing, though I guess they said that they were not in good shape! :buck2:

Captain Jetpack

Quote from: ASS-P on January 13, 2019, 10:01:21 am
...I just saw a story in the Guardian about Sears' state, and it indicates that if Sears' goes down, it's going to drag K- art with it! Literally -
  It says that if Eddie Lambert's latest plan to keep Sears going is rejected, creditors will take both Sears AND K-Mart and shutter both to repay their debts! :-X :smiley6600: :tickedoff:
  It is buried quite deep in the article. Maybe this is old hat to youse/y'all, but it is new to me!!!!! :-*  I don:t recall the umpteen things I'd seen before about the endless Sears death scene saying that KM was I'm immediate danger of closing, though I guess they said that they were not in good shape! :buck2:



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Been that way for almost a year now.
Pie is my favorite Vitamin.

DeCarlo Rules

The relevant question would be, what did Sears or K-Mart have that was better (either in terms of quality or selection) or cheaper than what you could get at Walmart, Best Buy, or any of those other places? In its heyday (which were the catalog years), Sears had Craftsman tools and its home furnishing department, along with one of the biggest selections of appliances. Somehow that changed over the last 25 years in terms of how competitive they were on quality or price, I guess. Maybe a lot of that stuff got undercut by Home Depot and stores like it on the rise.

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