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Old 10-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #76
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Kmart looks the same way. We go there just for a good laugh. Store is dark, dirty, empty, outdated. Depressing place really. Even Walmart is a huge step up in every way.

Targets generally make both look terrible in comparison.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:32 AM   #77
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Articles. Stores. Yahoo. Sears.

Seems like everything in this country this these days is done by idiots who take no pride in doing anything with class because they feel that society owes them something...like a 6-figure salary, a BMW, and a McMansion, etc.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:51 AM   #78
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #79
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Don't forget Craftsmen tools all made in China now as well.

And you know that's utter bullshit.

True, a lot of their power tools are Chinese made, but so are most power tools from everyone else. Their hand tools.....still US made.

Care to show me the Made In China stamps on their hand wrenches, sockets, etc.? Pics would be great.

Then I'll show you pics of Made In US on every darned Craftsman hand tool we've gotten from Sears, even within the last year.

Guess Sears must be paying someone off to lie like that, eh?
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #80
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And you know that's utter bullshit.

True, a lot of their power tools are Chinese made, but so are most power tools from everyone else. Their hand tools.....still US made.

Care to show me the Made In China stamps on their hand wrenches, sockets, etc.? Pics would be great.

Then I'll show you pics of Made In US on every darned Craftsman hand tool we've gotten from Sears, even within the last year.

Guess Sears must be paying someone off to lie like that, eh?
Uhh...no bud. All over the web on car and tool forums. Do a simple google search. Seen it myself in the store just two weeks ago when I had to replace a broken allen socket. Lots of mixture of new chinese stuff and old USA stuff. Eventually all the USA new old stock will be gone and you'll only have a Chinese option when you go in for a warranty return.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #81
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new craftsman taps are made in china now, i go to their discount section to pick up their old us made ones
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #82
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if you have the time, flea markets, yard sales, and pawn shops are great places to get American made tools. It's cheaper, and environmental since it's 100% post consumer recycled content.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #83
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Uhh...no bud. All over the web on car and tool forums. Do a simple google search. Seen it myself in the store just two weeks ago when I had to replace a broken allen socket. Lots of mixture of new chinese stuff and old USA stuff. Eventually all the USA new old stock will be gone and you'll only have a Chinese option when you go in for a warranty return.

I agree that sears is depressing, but most of my hand tools have been purchased exclusively at sears (thanks slickdeals) and within the last two years and they are all made in USA. jack stands, toolbox, power drill? all made in china though.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #84
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Those pictures aren't that depressing. This video on how to cook nachos on the other hand is ULTRA depressing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKxhI4I5kq8
that was soooooooooooo bad, hahahaha
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #85
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So do you shop/buy anything at Sears or Kmart lately? I did buy a few things when they were on sale such as DieHard batteries, Craftman gloves but nothing in high value such as TV, applicances, and such.


Pics = http://finance.yahoo.com/news/18-dep...122600100.html
The sears near me doesn't look anywhere near that bad.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:28 PM   #86
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When a business is struggling there are two options. You make a bigger effort and spend more money to breath new life into it, or you cut costs and make it even shittier with the hopes that sales stay the same and profit margins fatten just enough to carve out a meager survival until death.

Sears, like so many others, chooses the latter.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #87
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Sears near me beat any of the other big box stores in both price and selection when buying a new TV.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:43 PM   #88
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Was in sears a couple weeks ago picking up a specific socket. Seems just like any other department store.
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I haven't bought anything from Sears since the early 90s. I suppose that says something in and of itself.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #90
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They just closed the big Sears store here, but it was always clean and organized when I went in there over the years. We are getting a Nordstrom in there or something.

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Old 10-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #91
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Sears near here in the mall is clean and nice.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:07 PM   #92
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Most of the Sears stores near me are like this as well. Unsold merchandise piled up in the aisles, stores dirty and unorganized, overstocked in some parts, understocked in others. I'm actually surprised they are still in business. Though there's always people in there buying stuff. They used to be a decent mid-scale department store but they're no better than Walmart now. Except more expensive.
Walmart is better. There are very few things I can get at Sears that I cant get and get cheaper at Walmart.

Craftsman tools? They are made overseas. I can get Stanley which are arguably better quality than craftsman tools at walmart. I used to shop at Sears for appliances and still do, but I can order those on the web now and get free shipping to my home. Our local sears closed down and we got a sears home store. Smaller, less items.. blech, no thanks.
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The Sears near my work is actually pretty decent, but there are two others around the area that are exactly like this. Empty shelves and bare spaces give the impression of "the store is struggling and going under."

Sears tends to have excellent deals on big ticket electronics, appliances, and I still love their tools and lawn equipment. Clothes however....meh.
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Kmart had glory days?
In the 70's, KMart was what Target is today. It was THE place to shop.

One of the biggest treats as a kid was being able to eat in the KMart cafeteria I can still taste the turkey and mashed potatoes!
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And you know that's utter bullshit.

True, a lot of their power tools are Chinese made, but so are most power tools from everyone else. Their hand tools.....still US made.

Care to show me the Made In China stamps on their hand wrenches, sockets, etc.? Pics would be great.

Then I'll show you pics of Made In US on every darned Craftsman hand tool we've gotten from Sears, even within the last year.

Guess Sears must be paying someone off to lie like that, eh?
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I bought some tools for my friend, did online purchase and store pickup.. took over 30 min to pick up a set of wrenches... i never went back again..
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In the 70's, KMart was what Target is today. It was THE place to shop.

One of the biggest treats as a kid was being able to eat in the KMart cafeteria I can still taste the turkey and mashed potatoes!
Oh shit, kmart cafeteria. Fuckin takin back, man.

And the stupid blue light attached to some push cart contraption. I remember my mom avoided the blue light like the plague. Whatever section of the store it was in, we didn't go there that day.
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Uhh...no bud. All over the web on car and tool forums. Do a simple google search. Seen it myself in the store just two weeks ago when I had to replace a broken allen socket. Lots of mixture of new chinese stuff and old USA stuff. Eventually all the USA new old stock will be gone and you'll only have a Chinese option when you go in for a warranty return.



You're what's wrong with the internet. Some of us actually shop at Sears and only buy American made tools. We're wrong though because you read it on Wiki or on a forum somewhere.

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