Sears was near death ten years ago. Since Lampert has bought it, it's crept even closer. Only a moron or a lobotomy patient would shop there. Uncompetitive prices, scarce staffing, and uncomfortable run down stores. No thanks - I think I'll pass.
I'll have to agree with you, in the past I've been a sears customer, but all that changed today when they wouldn't price match on a dryer that I bought last week, giving me the run a round with the wording of their policy, I threatened to return the dryer and staff couldn't care less about it and were rude about it, Home Depot has a better price and promotion to have it cheaper, guess they thought I was bluffing and wouldn't go through the trouble of hauling it back to the store, ha ha #$%$ sears, I gave them a piece of my mind, I even heard the manager tell her subordinates that its no big deal and she's not worried about it........lol, I just thought to myself, we'll see how worried you'll be when they'll close the store down and you're out of a job......... what a great way to stay competitive in the retail market, from now on they will no longer have my business and anyone I know also.......If the stores are run this way, it's only a matter of time it goes bust, the sooner the better
What you say about Sears stores is on the money. Whenever I stop into my local stores, I am disappointed in the fact that the stores seem go be stuck in time(that time being the 1950s and 60s). As a holder of Faireholme Fund where Sears is over 10 percent of the holdings, I force myself to keep looking at my Sears up close and personal. It hurts. It appears that Sears' management has no interest in making its chain better retailers. Maybe te plan is to milk it dry and sell off the assets.
Sentiment: Strong Sell