Come back ... Sears ~ !

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  1. Foolardi

    Foolardi Well-Known Member

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    Please ... oh pretty please.Don't let time be on the side of
    proposed progress.
    " Time is the father of truth; and experience is the mother
    of all things. "
    Sears { around for 125 years } is about set to finally close ALL it's
    doors.The Biggest Retailer in America once upon a time is about
    to fold.It didn't have to be inevitable but time is not immortal.
    It comes and grows like weeds and shifts with the moving of
    immortal mother earth.Of course some scientists have suggested
    that the Sun is also on it's last legs.But Sears { My Father's favorite store }
    as we went to on many a weekend in the late 50's and throughout the
    60's.I bought my first electric guitar and amp at Sears.
    I saw the writing on the wall when K-Mart caved a few years ago.
    Then when Craftmans tools was sold { transferred } I was convinced that
    the Sears of old was no longer the Sears I grew-up with.
    I went to my local sears every month to pay off my Sears Credit
    card.Pay in full within 30 days and No Interest.I used that Sears Visa
    then Sears MasterCard to purchase over $ 15,ooo worth of Stereo
    equipment over a 2 year span.Plus my Liquor store tab.
    I asked around a year and half ago when I purchased a New Sears
    Lawn Tractor.Got a great deal on.The salesman was a cocky young
    whippersnapper but I liked him.He was full of good cheer and had a
    positive attitude.I said I thought Sears was going the way of K-Mart.
    The young whipperdnapper with the first name of Zachary insisted
    that it was not so.Won't happen.He was assured by management.
    That was the early summer of 2017.A year later in August last
    Sears had their final day on Aug.12th 2018.I went a couple times
    a week before as the place was emptying out it's inventory.
    There is still a sears in the Big city about an hour away.I used
    my Reward points for a new Heater { free }.I also used my reward
    points for a couple thou off my new bathroom and also a free
    Shop Vac.I really nice beefy one { 16 ga. and 6.5 h.p. }
    I wish upon a star that Donald Trump { a businessman and Our President }
    would step-in and save Sears.It would greatly improve his standing with
    average americans.The kind of Americans who understand value
    and places like Sears.That appreciate the American Dream and being
    Middle Class.
    Don't Go away Sears.America needs you.
    Maybe now more than ever.
    Sears isn't just Money but Time.
    In this Benjamin Franklin { Great American } was wrong.
    { Advice to a Young Tradesman } 1748
    " Remember that time is Money."
     
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    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    Sears destroyed itself 10 years ago. I hope it's finally dead. My last few purchase/interactions with Sears folks was negative.
     
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    The biggest Retailer,once upon a time { there's that word } is
    facing questionable bids in order to stave-off pesky creditors.
    However Sears most loyal creditor was We the People,
    as it's heartiest and most dependable consumer.Sears
    owes it to America and Americans to Keep on Truckin'.
    Time is not exactly on the side of right here.
    Bush 43 had a chance to save the U.S. Steel Industry as
    Bethlehem Steel was in it's final days.But he didn't.
    Barack Obama stepped in to save General Motors { once the
    Kingmaker among biggest companies in the history of companies. }
    But in the process Obama { the ever-dependable narcissist }
    had to create a job title.He became the first U.S. Car Czar.
    Ford passed on the idea'r and came bouncing back much quicker
    and stronger.GM let it's GMAC Bonds go for 20 cents on the dollar.
    Dealerships that have been in familes for decades were handed over
    willy-nilly to Guess Who. Not the Rock band but to businessmen
    that leaned favorably towards the Democrat Party.
    President Trump could use this opportunity to test his popularity and
    business mettle.By going public with tough talk as to what Losing Sears
    would mean for America and Americans.
    We're talking less than $ 5 Billion as a bid to keep Sears alive
    from total Liquidation.Sears has already closed nearly a third of
    it's 700 stores.With it's declared filing for bankruptcy in mid-October
    and stores set to close even if a healthy bid saves them from
    doom,the future of Sears is perilously close to extinction.
    Time is not on anyone's side here.No more than it was for
    Dinosaurs.Or Pink Elephants.Even blue mice.
    Please John Barleycorn see straight and chart the correct course.
    With the passing of Sears a chapter in America will be lost.
    It was an Institution,once.
    Upon a time.
     
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    Sears manages to stay afloat for another week.
    There are 3 bids keeping the country's once largest retailer alive.
    However 2 of the 3 bids involve a Liquidation of Sears.
    That is not good news.Sears already sold off it's Craftsman Tools
    line.Stanley Tools bought Craftsman.Or Stanley Black & Decker.
     
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    I worked for Sears for 12 years. I left when affirmative action arrived. I became self employed so that I didn't have to fight affirmative action. About the same time that I closed my own store and moved completely to the internet, Sears closed its catalog operation and put its interest exclusively on the retail stores. They got it backward. Too bad.
     
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    I don't follow.Are you saying Affirmative Action in Hiring.
    Affirmative Action was originally meant for acquiring higher education.
    Getting accepted into College.
    But it also meant hiring as per civil service employment.
    Where additional bonus pts. are awarded for being a member of a
    minority.
    But if you already worked at Sears,because they hired you,then what
    is yer gripe concerning Affirmative Action.
    Where you denied promotions or bonues'. ?
     
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    Exactly. They told us minorities would be promoted ahead of us. They replaced racism with racism. I promoted myself.
     
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    Foolardi Well-Known Member

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    Sears suffers from a money problem.However it is not as
    Lucky Luciano said :
    " There's no such thing as Good Money or Bad Money.
    There's Just Money."
    That does not apply to Sears.
    There is and will always be Just One Sears.
    But as those most familiar with Sears age and leave
    Earth,there comes a time to forget.Not unlike a classic
    Sci-fi flick.As - The Day the Earth Stood Still - { 1954 |
    If Sears falls by the wayside,then Again Earth may have no
    choice but to stand still.
    Sears stood for Quality,consistency and happy customers.
    I've yet to hear what Earth stands fir.
    Earth and more Earth,everlasting Earth.
    " that the Earth belongs in usufruct to the living. "
    No ... That would be Sears
     

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