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Sears/Kmart - Here I/We go again !
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Wallsal55    Posted 11-17-2004 at 16:29:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Today, I was in Kmart, and they asked me for
my Zip Code and entered it in the register.
(It was not printed on my receipt).
So, do you suppose they will have to build a
new Building to combine, and leave empty buildings
behind?
Just when I decided to leave superwallyworld behind for the smaller stores of Kmart and Sears, they merge? I had simplified my life!
I already miss my jaclyn smith bra, my kmart
shoes, my sears women's clothing line, the men's
kmart boots, my sears vacuums, etc.
kmart had become our favorite Christmas shopping
headquarters because we got in, out and almost
done!
I just do not get it. Our small town is
struggling to stay open for business, it's becoming a ghost town. We are now losing
a factory, and our grocery store is now competing
with the $1 stores around the area. [Hello, I
want to buy FOOD at the grocery store, not things]
The town is trying restaurants and gift shops
for tourists to thrive. (?) SAD :(
We just don't know what we've got til it's
gone.


Battleborn    Posted 11-17-2004 at 20:39:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
In the town closest to me, K-Mart built a superstore. They closed it 3 years later, so there is a massive empty eyesore left to rot. Nobody can lease a building that large. Now Wal-Mart is building a superstore about 1/2 mile away. Wal-Mart refuses to use Kmarts old building. I won't shop in either of them if I can help it.
Paul.


Sid    Posted 11-17-2004 at 16:41:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess things change. About that Jaclyn Smith thing you miss. Holler at KatG and or Melanie. Sounds like a good business oppertunity just might develop.


ron,ar    Posted 11-17-2004 at 17:04:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
everytime I see or hear mention of that particular ummentionable I am reminded of something that happened to us once.
We were living in Louisiana and made a trip to Woolco dept store one evening. On the parking lot was an 18 wheeler trailer with a traveling snake show inside run by a husband and wife team. We paid the fare and walked thru the snake show, such as it was. As we walked out the woman and her husband were having a loud argument over her taking some of the money and going inside to buy her some new bras. It got loud, but she musta won out 'cause we saw her headed inside the store. That was 20 yrs ago but ever since it has been one of those private jokes around here, If the wife decides she needs a new one she always mentions opening up a snake show. Well, ya just had to be there I guess....


KatG    Posted 11-17-2004 at 16:32:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Everything has changed so much I have got to where I hate to leave the farm...and when I do I am in a rush to get back...KAtG


Wallsal55-- I agree    Posted 11-17-2004 at 16:56:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I cannot wait to get back to our farmette!
No place like home! The stores seem so huge
and materialistic now, just leaves an emptiness
in the spirit sometimes.
Used to shop w/my folks in smaller towns/stores,
was plenty of time, no rush, no crowd. Plenty
of time to visit w/folks or even amongst ourselves, and it usually meant a meal out together for us at a diner w/the mini juke box.
A simple, quiet, outing!


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