Comments on: Sears Will Close 120 Stores as Sales Fall http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/ The latest Business news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:55:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: R.U.Creus http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-1710202 R.U.Creus Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:17:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-1710202 I, for one, will celebrate and dance on Sears' stores collective graves when the last Sears and KMart stores finally close their doors. I'm sorry about any jobs lost, but Sears has been screwing the American public for so many years now, it's amazing that they haven't gone completely under before now. Inferior products, ONE YEAR warranties on major appliances that should have at least 5 or 10 year warranties, and they don't even honor the pathetic warranties they DO have. Outrageous prices for sub-par products that break within weeks (if you're lucky, or sooner), and rip-off "Maintenance agreements" to scam the consumer out of extra money to "protect" a product that has been pre-programmed and manufactured with the INTENT of making it fail. Then when you try to get something repaired UNDER the maintenance agreements, the repair people don't show up, or don't know their a** from their elbow how to fix the problem, and the problem remains unfixed. Here's a clue, Sears: It's NOT the economy causing your downfall. It's your fraud against the American consumer. You screwed us, it's time someone shoves a dose of your own medicine you-know-where. YOU DESERVE TO FAIL (and thank God, yes you ARE failing!!) I, for one, will celebrate and dance on Sears’ stores collective graves when the last Sears and KMart stores finally close their doors. I’m sorry about any jobs lost, but Sears has been screwing the American public for so many years now, it’s amazing that they haven’t gone completely under before now. Inferior products, ONE YEAR warranties on major appliances that should have at least 5 or 10 year warranties, and they don’t even honor the pathetic warranties they DO have. Outrageous prices for sub-par products that break within weeks (if you’re lucky, or sooner), and rip-off “Maintenance agreements” to scam the consumer out of extra money to “protect” a product that has been pre-programmed and manufactured with the INTENT of making it fail. Then when you try to get something repaired UNDER the maintenance agreements, the repair people don’t show up, or don’t know their a** from their elbow how to fix the problem, and the problem remains unfixed.

Here’s a clue, Sears: It’s NOT the economy causing your downfall. It’s your fraud against the American consumer. You screwed us, it’s time someone shoves a dose of your own medicine you-know-where. YOU DESERVE TO FAIL (and thank God, yes you ARE failing!!)

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By: Maurice http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-997411 Maurice Fri, 20 Jan 2012 04:29:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-997411 Bottom line here is that the economy has changed since the stores name changed. five and dime is what the economy can't afford. Sears and Kmart, Listen, the problem here is that when Kmart folded and went bankruptcy why would you merge with a company that can't stay afloat. My motto is out with the old and in with the new. Hire new employee's with new ideas for the global markets and stop half stepping because there are new breeds and I do mean new breeds that have ideas that can get you out of the hold but there is a weak link to the deal you shaken hands to on this deal. Like my mom use to say, "You made your bed now sleep in it". You both have old product which need upgrading. Take Martha Stewart, her life changed a lot when she has been sentenced to five months in prison and fined $30,000 for lying to investigators about her sale of ImClone Systems stock in late 2001. Perhaps discontinuing her product at that time would of been a good choice for Kmart and they would of had more money to add a new product that people can use. Many stars has a full line of clothing and perfumes. Sure its high in value but sale it for less and watch the margin increase. See, Sears took a gamble when they let Kmart ride there coat and now they have to close 120 stores thinking they will increase sales. I don't think so because Kmart was all washed out in 2002 why would Sears gamble with there money with Kmart. Kmart kept Martha Stewart in there store for a long time after her conviction and look what it did for Sears it hurt their sales. Sears, get rid of the garbage and don't close your store close the rest of Kmart stores and burn all their merchandise and make a full line of new product in good a good line of quality and low line price will send your business into orbit. You need to hire an insider from Walmart and they will consult your business into where you need to be. It's how you run the business and shelf need to be 100% capacity and 100% in stock. Do surveys to see what the consumers need and I'm pretty sure you will see change. Wrong choice new start new people. Wake up!! Bottom line here is that the economy has changed since the stores name changed. five and dime is what the economy can’t afford. Sears and Kmart, Listen, the problem here is that when Kmart folded and went bankruptcy why would you merge with a company that can’t stay afloat. My motto is out with the old and in with the new. Hire new employee’s with new ideas for the global markets and stop half stepping because there are new breeds and I do mean new breeds that have ideas that can get you out of the hold but there is a weak link to the deal you shaken hands to on this deal. Like my mom use to say, “You made your bed now sleep in it”. You both have old product which need upgrading. Take Martha Stewart, her life changed a lot when she has been sentenced to five months in prison and fined $30,000 for lying to investigators about her sale of ImClone Systems stock in late 2001. Perhaps discontinuing her product at that time would of been a good choice for Kmart and they would of had more money to add a new product that people can use. Many stars has a full line of clothing and perfumes. Sure its high in value but sale it for less and watch the margin increase. See, Sears took a gamble when they let Kmart ride there coat and now they have to close 120 stores thinking they will increase sales. I don’t think so because Kmart was all washed out in 2002 why would Sears gamble with there money with Kmart. Kmart kept Martha Stewart in there store for a long time after her conviction and look what it did for Sears it hurt their sales. Sears, get rid of the garbage and don’t close your store close the rest of Kmart stores and burn all their merchandise and make a full line of new product in good a good line of quality and low line price will send your business into orbit. You need to hire an insider from Walmart and they will consult your business into where you need to be. It’s how you run the business and shelf need to be 100% capacity and 100% in stock. Do surveys to see what the consumers need and I’m pretty sure you will see change. Wrong choice new start new people. Wake up!!

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By: John Smith http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-900541 John Smith Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:22:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-900541 As a former employee I can tell you Sears top management is the pits and out of touch. In big ticket sales all that matters to top management is the percentage of maintenance agreements ( service contracts) .Don't make you goal in one month -warning -next month gone. It was done on a percentage to sales so that at the end of the month if you were at goal you would be afraid to sell anything else because you would be fired for dropping below percentage. I new a girl who was interviewed by the store GM. He told her quote" it does not mean jack shi-- to me how much merchandise you sell only maintenance agreements". All the add on extras for profit is all they care about. As a former employee I can tell you Sears top management is the pits and out of touch. In big ticket sales all that matters to top management is the percentage of maintenance agreements ( service contracts) .Don’t make you goal in one month -warning -next month gone. It was done on a percentage to sales so that at the end of the month if you were at goal you would be afraid to sell anything else because you would be fired for dropping below percentage. I new a girl who was interviewed by the store GM. He told her quote” it does not mean jack shi– to me how much merchandise you sell only maintenance agreements”. All the add on extras for profit is all they care about.

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By: Sam Walton http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-785512 Sam Walton Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:10:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-785512 Wal-Mart is killing them. As Wal-mart continue to grow more and more, You will likely see more Sears closings. I would not be suprised to see some Targets bite the dust as well. Just drive buy any Wal-Mart, any time of day, and the parking lots are PACKED! Drive by K-mart or Target and all you see are empty spaces. DANG, I should have bought Wal-Mart stock years ago! Wal-Mart is killing them. As Wal-mart continue to grow more and more, You will likely see more Sears closings. I would not be suprised to see some Targets bite the dust as well. Just drive buy any Wal-Mart, any time of day, and the parking lots are PACKED! Drive by K-mart or Target and all you see are empty spaces. DANG, I should have bought Wal-Mart stock years ago!

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By: dashdot http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-785202 dashdot Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:27:47 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-785202 The whole deal here is, they need to get out of the dark ages. Just like the politicians in Washington and elsewhere. The whole deal here is, they need to get out of the dark ages. Just like the politicians in Washington and elsewhere.

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By: Jane Doe http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-764922 Jane Doe Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:40:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-764922 I bought a potato peeler at K-Mart. Martha Stewart brand, Took it home, grabbed a russet potato and the peepler folded in half. K-Mart cannot even make a potato peeler that stands up to a grown-in-Idaho potato. (I got two for the price of one - they both ended up in the trash immediately!) I do not care about their discounts, two-for-one=pricing or Martha Stewart. I just want a peeler that works. I bought a potato peeler at K-Mart. Martha Stewart brand, Took it home, grabbed a russet potato and the peepler folded in half. K-Mart cannot even make a potato peeler that stands up to a grown-in-Idaho potato. (I got two for the price of one – they both ended up in the trash immediately!) I do not care about their discounts, two-for-one=pricing or Martha Stewart. I just want a peeler that works.

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By: Waterford CT http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-763032 Waterford CT Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:28:22 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-763032 Purchased King size mattress from sears only after one energetic Salesman helped us. Wanted to but new kitchen appliances from Sears but salesman just stood around like he had no cares in the world. We spent our 5K at Home Depot. Quality product product is of no value without customer service. Purchased King size mattress from sears only after one energetic Salesman helped us. Wanted to but new kitchen appliances from Sears but salesman just stood around like he had no cares in the world. We spent our 5K at Home Depot. Quality product product is of no value without customer service.

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By: wacko http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-760922 wacko Wed, 28 Dec 2011 06:30:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-760922 Sears is a classic (tweener) a tweener in the sports world refers to a player who is too big for 1 position ,but to small for another. Sears is the only Department Store @ the Mall where you can buy a Lawnmower,get the Brakes fixed on your car,and buy a A/c unit and Fridge . So you want to be a Auto Service Repair shop and a Home Improvemnt Store and fashion Retailer!Not to mention my local Sears also has a Golf Shop Because you know when i go to the mall im thinking work,good to know i can get a mower ,some LL Cool J aparrel,and take a defensive drivers course You kow what i do like about Sears? Its got great mall parking their lot is always empty Park at Sears, shop @Macys Sears is a classic (tweener)
a tweener in the sports world refers to a player who is too big for 1 position ,but to small for another.
Sears is the only Department Store @ the Mall where you can buy a Lawnmower,get the Brakes fixed on your car,and buy a A/c unit and Fridge .
So you want to be a Auto Service Repair shop and a Home Improvemnt Store and fashion Retailer!Not to mention my local Sears also has a Golf Shop
Because you know when i go to the mall im thinking work,good to know i can get a mower ,some LL Cool J aparrel,and take a defensive drivers course
You kow what i do like about Sears?
Its got great mall parking
their lot is always empty
Park at Sears, shop @Macys

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By: Amy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-759852 Amy Wed, 28 Dec 2011 04:38:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-759852 We don't want to lose another American Icon. Please sell MADE IN AMERICA products! I have looked everywhere for appliances made in America and I can hardly find them. Couple that with a liberal return policy. I am certain the products made in America will hardly ever be returned.... None of the other retailers seem to be doing this so this could be a great marketing strategy for Sears and the country.... We don’t want to lose another American Icon. Please sell MADE IN AMERICA products! I have looked everywhere for appliances made in America and I can hardly find them. Couple that with a liberal return policy. I am certain the products made in America will hardly ever be returned…. None of the other retailers seem to be doing this so this could be a great marketing strategy for Sears and the country….

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By: roseybaxter http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/12/sears-will-close-120-stores-as-sales-fall/#comment-759732 roseybaxter Wed, 28 Dec 2011 04:22:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=43282#comment-759732 KMART is a joke, I almost fell over when THEY bought Sears. KMart has 20 cash registers and they never have the majority of them running. They are arrogant and crappy just like Walmart. Sears has been a staple and their reputation was lowered by being bought by the joke KMart. I am not surprised. KMART is a joke, I almost fell over when THEY bought Sears. KMart has 20 cash registers and they never have the majority of them running. They are arrogant and crappy just like Walmart. Sears has been a staple and their reputation was lowered by being bought by the joke KMart. I am not surprised.

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