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Sears is dead. When will Amazon die?


Posted - December 29, 2018


  • 983
    I don't know about Amazon. But, today we went to Sears. They will close in two days. What a sad display.  The store was barren and they were even selling the displays and the footstools with the mirrors from the shoe department. As I was walking through the store with my husband, I commented, "This is so sad." He agreed. He had gone there three weeks ago to buy me battery operated candles for our window sills. He spoke to the cashier and asked her what was going to happen to her job. She told them they all were laid off and as of the 31st of December, they would all be unemployed. 

    As I walked through that store and watched all the people frantically rummaging through the clothes and standing in line, I felt sick and needed to leave. 
      December 29, 2018 7:43 PM MST

  • 4790
    Hard to believe
    So many years they had a huge store
    where I live...for decades
    no matter the need they had it
    every floor full of people and merchandise.
    I mean,...they had everything
      December 30, 2018 2:25 AM MST

  • 2629
    Yes. Life makes me feel sick and I need to leave.
      December 30, 2018 7:25 AM MST

  • 3328
    No time soon. Amazon is now one of the largest companies on earth. It’s business plan is still unfolding. Better get used to it. 
      December 29, 2018 8:03 PM MST

  • 2629
    That's too bad.
      December 30, 2018 7:23 AM MST

  • 3328
    Times change. We are well served to adapt. 
      December 30, 2018 7:25 AM MST

  • 2629
    Despite wanting to adapt, some cannot and are left behind.
      December 30, 2018 7:28 AM MST

  • 5850
    Isn't it amazing? Sears was famous for lousy service in the 50s and it has taken almost 70 years to fold. K-Mart was famous for lousy service in the 80s and it still took until 2002 to declare bankruptcy.

    Surprise! I just learned that K-Mart bought Sears in 2004. Not a useful move. But you can see that a reputation for good service is not entirely necessary top stay in business. FWIW Amazon has a reputation for wonderful service.
      December 29, 2018 9:10 PM MST

  • 2629
    Have you checked on how Amazon treats its workers? All those fast delivery of junk to your doorstep has a price. Only if you have an Aut brain do you win.
      December 30, 2018 7:22 AM MST

  • 35833
    Sears is like the Phoenix.   It never dies.

    And Jeff Bezos?  I think I must pick my battles here.  He hates Trump and Trump hates him.  That is two points in his favor.

    Bezos = + 2

    Trump =-5,000,000,000 points

      December 30, 2018 4:15 AM MST

  • 5528
    The way America does business changes. Remember Montgomery Wards? They failed to keep at it as well as Sears did. Mail order was the only way to get products in the pioneering era. I will not use Amazon because I prefer to physically touch the product to decide if it is what I want. If it turns out to be defective or needs service, I can deal with the retailer rather than Jeff Bezos who knows nothing about the product. 
      December 30, 2018 8:30 AM MST

  • 2783
    When their shipping costs or prime membership become too much for the average person to afford. 
      December 30, 2018 8:50 AM MST

  • 22273
    hopefully never
      December 30, 2018 2:32 PM MST