fall on your sword! Please set my people FREE". Only dramatic action will stem the decline, otherwise chinese water torture scenario and slow drawn out death in store for shareholders.
Ever see someone at a restaurant start choking on
a piece of food? The spector of such an event is
Well folks, that's exactly what is
happening right now with Sears. Sears is choking on
Martinez. And the Board of Directors who should be looking
out for the best interests of the company and the
shareholders is not doing a damn thing to prevent
The Board of Directors are saying in effect, "screw
the company and screw the shareholders."
Girl: Not bad, someone with a long term memory.
Yeah, last year stunk. U r right, increases do look
better over a bad year.
"Sears said it expected full-year earnings per share to
grow in the low-single-digit percentage range from the
$3.32 a share it
earned in 1998. Earlier this year
it forecast low double digit percentage earnings
growth for 1999."
So, if the new marketing angle
and price emphasis doesn't work for Sears, this year
might stink too. I believe the 4Q is make or break for
Art. Isn't it exciting, we have to wait until
Christmas to see what Santa leaves under the tree!
On 9/22/99 at 4:12 pm EDT, the Enlighted One (aka
girl_lvr69) made the following comments:
Maybe we should promote you to CEO. Thanks for the
excellent come back. Let the board vote "Val for CEO". Next
time use the one for oily hair. Thanks "
thank you for the compliment, but decline your offer of
Long may you run,
I agree,what is the plan this year?. Same store
sales were flat last quarter compared to the rest of
the industry which was up quite a bit. If you know
they are making the plan then maybe you can share that
with us. Don't take everything so personal, have fun
on this board.
On 9/22/99 at 3:31 pm EDT girl_lvr69 wrote (and I
"When you speak of maintaining a
tractor at someones home, is there a charge associated
with this tremendous value you offer? "
doubt there is a charge associated with having a Sears
technician come to your house to repair your tractor, stove,
or air conditoner. How many other companies can
offer their customers that convenience? I know many of
my customers have no way of transporting their
tractors to our Service Department for repairs if their
tractor breaks. Imagine their surprise when they find out
blades are included! And routine maintenance! And flat
tires! And all they have to do is pick up the
"Can you give me any examples of what you are lower
on? Just curious, I understand if you can't think of
anything off the top of your head"
Sure, all though
since you're probing, I feel the need to remind you
this is not an all-inclusive list.
Price Point Gas Grill with a side burner (Sears $159.99
vs Lowe's $169.99)
2. Trade-up grill drom #1
(Sears $199.99 vs Lowes $219.99)
3. Kilz Primer
14.5 HP Lawn Tractor (Sears $949.99 vs Lowe's
5. Nearly any Kobalt hand tool vs. Craftsman, we
have the lower price.
6. Yard Man Push Mowers are
$20 to $50 cheaper at Sears than Lowe's
High-Wheel Weed Trimmer, $299 (sale price) at Sears, $499.99
7. DeWalt drills run around $15 to $25
less at Lowe's, but their units come with one battery,
ours have two.
8. 3500 watt generator is $849 at
Lowe's, $599 at Sears
9. 5 gallon buckets of 20 year
exterior paint are $5 to $10 less expensive at
10. Craftsman welders are generally the same price as
the Lowe's Cambell-Hausfield units, but offer more
features and higher capacities.
That's ten, I hope
it's enough. Anything specific you were looking
"Next time take a shower before you go back to the
Not that I had any reason to believe that someone
would care, but I went back to the store, told them I
was going home to take a shower, and returned that
evening. In case you're curious, I use Lever 2000 soap and
Pantene Pro-V shampoo (the blue botle, for normal
" Thanks "