this is just the first phase more to come as the year goes
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Posted Dec 29, 2016 - 9:04 am
They are closing two Sears in my area (Cheektowaga and Amherst)... I need some new household items, but I know what a "liquidation" sale entails so by the time I want to start shopping for items they will probably be very well picked over...if only everyone had the patience I do to wait until they went to at least 75-80% off there would be a better selection of items to choose from...sigh...
Posted Dec 29, 2016 - 10:37 am
They already reduced our Sears from 2 floors down to 1, so I would think we'd be safe for a little while longer. I hope. Sears is kind of a must-have store for me.
Posted Jan 4, 2017 - 8:33 am
I heard there will be a lot of store closing for traditional retailers this year even though it was the most successful shopping year in a long time. Article I read said a lot of the stores will end up remaking themselves to add things you just can't get from places like Amazon (they used an example of trying out a treadmill). Was a pretty interesting article all in all. I honestly don't care much about K-Mart, so many have closed and the ones that remain open look like they haven't been updated since the 80's. You want your store to be a success why do you try making them look nicer. Now as for Sears that will make me sad if they go away. I have bought many things from them over the years and still tend to wander in there for tools (especially when they have a good craftsman sale).
Posted Jan 4, 2017 - 12:51 pm
We never had a Kmart near us - closest one is about an hour and a half away. We had a Sears at the nearest mall (about an hour a way), but it went out of business a few years ago. We had a "Hometown Sears" not far from here with limited items - but it went out of business last year... so we have NOTHING left... it's online or not at all - for the most part - I choose not at all - too much competition on larger items - and the smaller items that are on really good sales never seem to be available for shipping.
Posted Jan 6, 2017 - 6:53 am
Hope they don't kill the warranty of it. I think spreading the craftsman brand to other stores will help it out though. Article I read (not WSJ as they block most of the article unless i sign in) said that the deal gives Stanley the rights to sell at stores outside of Sears/Kmart. Odd wording. Did they just buy all of craftsman including the manufacturing and such or did they buy rights to it?
Either way it goes it says Sears bought Craftsman for $500 in 1927 and just sold these rights for $900 Million plus a percentage of sales of the items. Sounds like a good investment to me. I think they should kill Kmart off and try to revive Sears itself.
Posted May 16, 2017 - 3:55 pm
It seems they decided to close even more stores, that will be closing over the next 3 months. I would have to go find the link to what stores are closing, it looked like there was a bunch in Pennsylvania and one or 2 in other states are the country
Posted May 20, 2017 - 8:26 am
found the link
- 803 Martin Street S., Pell City, Alabama
- 2222 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, California
- 1460 W. 49th St., Hialeah, Florida .
- 424 Dairy Road, Kahului, Hawaii
- 715 W US Highway 30, Carroll, Iowa
- 2660 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, New York
- 950 Ridge Road, Webster, New York
- 4480 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, Ohio
- 1 Millbrook Plaza Lane, Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
- 300 Lincoln Ave, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
- 176 W Street Road, Feasterville, Pennsylvania
- 1011 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Scranton, Pennsylvania
- 1801 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia
- 494 Elden St., Herndon, Virginia
- 17911 Pacific Ave., S. Spanaway, Washington
- 1837 Street Road, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
- 16881 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pennsylvania
- 33400 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan
- South Bay Pavilion, 20700 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, California
- Westfield UTC, 4575 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, California
- 4250 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- 290 Providence Highway, Dedham, Massachusetts
- Northwoods Mall, 7801 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, South Carolina
- Aventura Mall, 19505 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida
- Valley View Mall, 13131 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas
- 3199 N White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, New Mexico
- Monroe Crossing Mall, 2115 Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, North Carolina
- 273 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- 5415 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, Missouri
- Provo Towne Centre, 1200 Towne Centre, Provo, Utah
Posted May 20, 2017 - 12:40 pm
Posted May 22, 2017 - 6:31 am
I really wish someone would buy Sears and turn it back into something good. I loved the craftsman brand, we used to buy a lot of things at Sears when they had a good variety. Once Kmart bought them they seemed to stop upkeep and modernization of the stores (much like Kmart itself) and things went downhill from there (at least in my eyes). I liked that I could go into the store and buy clothes, tools, lawn equipment, decorations, appliances, electronics and so forth. I say this from the standpoint of I HAVE bought all of these things from them. While I love and use Amazon a lot I don't but things I feel the need to touch and see from them I do to brick and mortar stores for those. My choices are becoming more and more limited as time goes on.
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