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Post# 944854   6/23/2017 at 13:02 by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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And buy Sears!

Thoughts?

Malcolm





Post# 944855 , Reply# 1   6/23/2017 at 13:07 by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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As much as I DESPISE Amazon, they know what it takes to turn a profit. Everybody eats so the Whole Foods thing will likely work.

Sears has no reason past nostalgia to exist today.


Post# 944858 , Reply# 2   6/23/2017 at 13:39 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
On this we agree

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Though I shall continue to boycott Whole Foods as long as that in-duh-vi-dual runs it.


Post# 944865 , Reply# 3   6/23/2017 at 14:45 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Unfortunately

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Sear's is a lost cause. 

Just announced they are closing another 232 stores, 20 more than anticipated.  Looks like they are just sitting in the bowl waiting for the final flush. 

 

As for the Amazon, I think it is a brilliant move on their part.  This acquisition immediately gives them thousands of distribution centers in local communities to do fast food deliveries.  

 

Dillon's and Wal-Mart are both starting pick up from you car services in our area.  Wal-Mart is also talking about delivery services in a limited area.  This will be a boon for Elderly and disabled that are unable to shop and drive.  Kind of a step back in history where the grocery boy delivers to the house.  

 

Wait-Wait. The whole internet thing is just like a speeded up mail order of yesteryear.  Sear's had experience in this area, they just failed to evolve. 


Post# 944868 , Reply# 4   6/23/2017 at 15:02 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Agreed.  Amazon already is the new Sears, without the need to kill trees to print up giant catalogues.


Post# 944870 , Reply# 5   6/23/2017 at 15:09 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
just announced this morning...

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our Sears is one of the additional 20 scheduled for closing. Macy's in the same mall closed just 3 months ago, so only Bon-Ton and Penneys are left as anchors... our mall is circling the drain.

Post# 944887 , Reply# 6   6/23/2017 at 16:32 by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
But but...

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Sears closing brick and mortar and selling exclusively through Amazon would be a smart move...

Malcolm


Post# 944889 , Reply# 7   6/23/2017 at 16:35 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Sear's offers no value

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to Amazon.  Amazon is already selling, and can get all the merchandise save for the Kenmore name, which they could buy upon Sear's death.    Everything else they could buy from the supplier or do third party sales as they do now.

 

 

 


Post# 944890 , Reply# 8   6/23/2017 at 16:43 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I for one love Amazon. If they cause the demise of brick & mortar stores then so be it. Like Petula Clark sang, "It's a Sign of the Times". Nothing would make me happier than to see over-priced junk stores like Macy's get flushed down the toilet. A victim of becoming too big for their britches, all I ever heard from them during the years I worked there was that they wanted and expected more of everything, especially money. Executives and staff associates were run through the wringer over and over. I quit after attending a meeting during which Ed Finklestien, then CEO, was asked why he wanted to  take the successful Company private to which he answered "because I'm sick and tired of having people looking over my shoulder and having to report everything I'm doing". It was the beginning of the end for R. H. Macy & Company.


Post# 944922 , Reply# 9   6/23/2017 at 20:52 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Malcolm, I like the way you think!


Post# 949138 , Reply# 10   7/20/2017 at 16:37 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Malcolm

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Just saw this article.  It appears that an Amazon/Sears courtship has begun .

 

I apologize, you are much more insightful than I.

I was, however, partially correct.  Amazon has everything except the Kenmore name.  Now they are selling that. 

 

 



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