finder of holes
On my way to the gun range today I noticed my area Sears was closing its doors and having a huge sale to get rid of everything. Anyone know anything about this or notice theirs closing?
I think their problems rise from the fact that they are starting to sell junk. People knock Walmart because of some of their business practices but who is making money and who is closing stores?Closing 100-120 stores to reduce costs.
Here Are the Sears Stores That Are Closing - Deal Journal - WSJ
Exactly. They have long since lost their competitive edge, and the results of that are obvious.We recently needed to replace our aging refrigerator and stove. The only stores in our area that sell large appliances are Lowe's and Sears. Sears was no where competitive with Lowe's in any area. The prices were less at Lowe's. Lowe's had free delivery - Sears did not and their delivery charge was not cheap. Lowe's took away the old units at no additional charge and Sears had a large charge for disposal.
Again, the only choices we have and they are less than 1 mile apart. I even told the salesman that after many years of buying from them, I was unable to anymore. He just smiled as if to say - oh well.
Their tools are going downhill fast. Some are made in China. So if tools are what they do best they are in real trouble. By the way I just bought two pair of eye glasses at Sears. I'm happy with the glasses and don't like some of their tools anymore.My brother is a regional manger for Sears. I think soon you will see Sears concentrating on what they do best - Tools, lawn and garden, appliances.
Who thinks of Sears and thinks shoes, clothes, eye glasses, etc.?
Some of the Ruger accessories are made overseas.Sears = Craftsman tools. That alone is enough reason to shop there. I have Craftsman tools older than my kids.
Not so much with their famous Kemore appliance line which has been made in foreign countries for some time now.
The problem isn't Sears or Walmart. The problem is us. If we want quality American made goods, then we need to stop buying crap from cheap labor third world countries and support American workers in American factories making American goods.
It is one of the reasons I like to buy my guns from Ruger.
Some of their magazines are made in Italy, which is probably better then USA made anyway, if that counts as "overseas".Some of the Ruger accessories are made overseas.
The case my Charger came in was made in China and I believe the pi-pod was made there also. Unless some American worker is commuting to Italy then its also overseas.Some of their magazines are made in Italy, which is probably better then USA made anyway, if that counts as "overseas".
All in all, Ruger does a better job keeping it in the USA then others do. Even the Allen 10/22 case with the Ruger name embroidered on it I just bought was made in USA. Every gun and accessory I bought so far was made in USA to the best of my knowledge, except the LCP magazine and the scope on my Remington Model 770 Rifle.
I no longer have the LCP, and the scope can be replaced.