Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Dec 27, 2011.
Went into the K-Mart Christmas eve in Newington... no body was in there...
I had read an article a few weeks back on the 10 brands/companies that may not survive 2012 or "the foreseeable future" and Sears Holdings was there. Here it is. Saab made the list as well...and they've already shuttered.
Sears should've never taken on Kmart. There was just no way that store could compete with Walmart or Target. They've got alot of stores across the US, but I rarely ever see a Kmart that doesn't look out of a time period between maybe 1977-1988. I've been in the one here in Raleigh maybe 6 times, and I literally feel like I went back in time. Low ceilings, departments that just kinda run together, 70's orange trim, really cramped aisles. Meanwhile, just behind it is a huge mall that's 8 years old, a 6 year old Super Target, and a Super Walmart that was just built within the year. I think Sears Holdings just realized the task involved in updating these Kmarts and just threw in the towel. Meanwhile, it seems to be taking Sears with it. And Sears really hadn't been doing well to begin with.
If they end up going under, I wonder what will happen to all of those lifetime warranties on Craftsman tools. That was the big selling point for buying Craftsman.
I have noticed it the past little while that the local ACE store is carrying Craftsman now... hand tools... vacuums... and few power tools.
They outsoruce reporting now? What does Supantha know about Kmart from over there in Bangalore?
Last K-Mart I was at over the summer, somebody took a shit in the toy department
I even have a pic if anybody would be interested.
The K-Mart stores sometimes have somewhat good deals on video games that are some months old. The toy department is quite large as compared to Target and Walmart.
Sears' electronics, unless it is a special sale, is mostly overpriced TVs.
There is no excitement feeling in both of the stores.
Until this article I thought they'd already closed most K Marts. Also Toys R Us's have been going away all around Dallas. I literally can't even think of a single one of either that's still open.
It was Kmart that tookover Sears.
Since then the company has spent millions trying to get the Kmarts up to par because they had no maintenance teams.
It took me 3 years to get 3 kmarts that I was assigned to, cleaned and in shape.
The organization already got rid of all the lower tier maintenance members just before Christmas.
Cannot wait for the next few months.
Already looking at getting a new job but it is not looking good.
On line retailers and Walmart are killing these chains.
Been awhile since I went into a K Mart or Sears store.
Ask and you shall receive!
What I noticed first was a swarm of flies in this general area. Also notice the makeshift bathroom stall.
I'm pretty sure we had a company death pool and I said Sears, K Mart, and Toys R Us. Things are looking good for this guy.
Suitable considering what it's next to.
Who doesn't need to take a shit the second they walk into a store and can't waste time looking for a toilet.
Been in Kmart twice last week. I knew it was the one place I could probably score the ugliest christmas sweater I could. It's only a couple blocks from my house, but it is bad. The people that work there all look like they applied at Wal-Mart and failed their drug test, so Kmart hired them.
I stand corrected...Kmart bought Sears. It was mostly in the name though...K-mart Holdings would become Sears Holdings.
The local K-Mart is one of the few Super K-Marts that were built
I'll always go to K-Mart before I will Wal-Mart
I don't understand why K-Mart dosen't sell the Land's End brand
My worst K-Mart memory is when I was playing in the toy aisle while my mom was shopping. Back then they had like 5 aisles of toys. Anyway, I couldn't find her to tell her I had to go pee, and i finally just had to piss my pants because I didn't know where the bathroom was. I remember some older people catching me just as it began to flow out the pant leg of my cordouroy pants and they were just looking at me while I was doing it. Mom had to carry me out of the store and change my pants in the parking lot. It was quite embarassing and has stuck with me all these years. Absolutely worst 31st birthday ever.
Kmart was dying when I worked there 20 years ago. This isn't surprising in the least.
When I worked at a record store, lunch at the cafeteria they used to have in the back was a big deal. Ah minimum wage...
Fuck K-Mart. Caldor was the shit.
Because Jimmy worked there?