Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CTV News)   Coming soon to a Sears location near you: Dollar stores   ( ctvnews.ca) divider line
    More: Interesting, Retailing, Variety store, Department store, Wal-Mart, Hudson's Bay Company, Dollar General, Shopping mall, Dollar Tree  
•       •       •

1386 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Sep 2017 at 9:26 PM (31 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



26 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2017-09-13 06:24:02 PM  
In fairness, I find I need to buy Hershel's chocolate, Armin Hammor baking soda and Puracell batteries a lot more often than I need to buy overpriced sweaters, blenders with Jamie Oliver's picture on the box or crappy perfume.

/Here, kids, I bought you a Swiss Navy knife at the dollar store.
 
2017-09-13 06:26:33 PM  
With how expensive Sears is nothing in their dollar stores would be under three bucks.
 
2017-09-13 07:37:28 PM  
The reason "Dollar whatever"  stores are becoming more popular is that no one can afford anything else.

/Cheap shiat is cheap shiat.
 
2017-09-13 08:01:03 PM  
The last time I was in a Sears store, about three months ago, I got the impression it had already closed.  No customers and very few store employees to be seen.
 
2017-09-13 08:36:09 PM  
Wouldn't those be Loonie Stores in Canada?
 
2017-09-13 08:45:34 PM  
Sears was one of the first retailers to adopt 'internet' technology. They had their entire catalog 'online' before there dial up was the only 'online'. Unfortunately, viewing a dishwasher in 8 bit graphics wasn't popular.
 
2017-09-13 09:24:31 PM  
The 'dollar' stores are great for party supplies, Holiday decorations and BD/Anni/Sympathy cards but very little else in them is worth the dollar.
 
2017-09-13 10:00:25 PM  

anustart: In fairness, I find I need to buy Hershel's chocolate, Armin Hammor baking soda and Puracell batteries a lot more often than I need to buy overpriced sweaters, blenders with Jamie Oliver's picture on the box or crappy perfume.

/Here, kids, I bought you a Swiss Navy knife at the dollar store.


Those Puracell batteries came off the exact same assembly line as Duracell and just had a different label slapped on them.
 
2017-09-13 10:13:53 PM  

Russ1642: anustart: In fairness, I find I need to buy Hershel's chocolate, Armin Hammor baking soda and Puracell batteries a lot more often than I need to buy overpriced sweaters, blenders with Jamie Oliver's picture on the box or crappy perfume.

/Here, kids, I bought you a Swiss Navy knife at the dollar store.

Those Puracell batteries came off the exact same assembly line as Duracell and just had a different label slapped on them.


Close.  They're often factory seconds and sat in a warehouse in China unsold for 3 years.

I used to deliver dollar store stuff from the warehouse where they came right off the rail car after coming off the ship.  All types of product mixed together, clearly coming from a big liquidation warehouse in China.
 
2017-09-13 10:19:29 PM  
The Sears Wishbook as a thing of beauty for a child in the 70's and early 80s. ..and even the early 90's
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/460070918157832373/

x-entertainment.comView Full Size
 
2017-09-13 10:52:55 PM  
I went into Sears last week to get some jeans they only had Lee. I think their other suppliers cut them off.
 
2017-09-13 11:10:39 PM  

dletter: Wouldn't those be Loonie Stores in Canada?


$1.25 stores actually... soon to be $1.33
 
2017-09-13 11:18:56 PM  
Hmm, how would I save Sears... Appliances, flooring, solar roofing sales. I think they have their niche in clothing, but the excess floor space could be used for those products and services. You only have samples in store, dispatched from centralized warehouses.

It's not that hard. I have a primary complaint about clothing related to being a giant, but I accept we are the 3%.
 
2017-09-13 11:23:20 PM  

morg: I went into Sears last week to get some jeans they only had Lee. I think their other suppliers cut them off.


Some suppliers have.  I'm not an employee but my office is in their National Logistics Center in Calgary. Definitely a major slowdown in volume, and yes, some suppliers have held back stock. Most notably big-ticket brands.

The most common thing I've seen, though, is that vendors have switched to a prepaid model so only merch paid for in advance is shipped.
I know that we as a transport company have put them on 7-day payment terms for all shipping, and so far so good. However, I'm still under instructions to halt all trucks the minute I'm notified they miss the 7 day deadline by even an hour.
 
2017-09-13 11:41:03 PM  
Interestingly enough, the last "real" Sears store here is now a Dollartree and a storefront church.
 
2017-09-13 11:47:24 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: The 'dollar' stores are great for party supplies, Holiday decorations and BD/Anni/Sympathy cards but very little else in them is worth the dollar.


Dollar General crap cost more that a dollar
 
2017-09-14 12:11:42 AM  
Dollar stores have some stuff that is worth buying. They have cheapo rechargeable batteries that work quite well. My wife got me a pair of sandals, cost 3 bucks. Best pair of sandals I have ever owned.

But most things there are crap
 
2017-09-14 01:41:15 AM  

PainInTheASP: The reason "Dollar whatever"  stores are becoming more popular is that no one can afford anything else.

/Cheap shiat is cheap shiat.


Sam Vimes' Boots Theory of Socioeconomic Unfairness tramplin' us all down.
 
2017-09-14 02:07:20 AM  

OK So Amuse Me: The 'dollar' stores are great for party supplies, Holiday decorations and BD/Anni/Sympathy cards but very little else in them is worth the dollar.


One near me has 4 oz wild caught salmon filets for $1. That's $4/lb. Walmart and Costco don't even compete.

And sudoko books out the wazoo. Other puzzle books, as well, but I mostly sudoko.
 
2017-09-14 07:37:02 AM  

gietmay: And sudoko books out the wazoo. Other puzzle books, as well, but I mostly sudoko.


Sudoko?   Is that what they call bargin bin Sudoku now?
 
2017-09-14 07:39:50 AM  
Dollar General and Family Dollar are not dollar stores. They're just pretending to be dollar stores.
 
2017-09-14 08:23:47 AM  
I went to apply there for a part time job about 5 years ago selling appliances and the manager asked me what my plan was to turn Sears around. How out of ideas do you have to be? Meanwhile the guys getting the big money to come up with ideas are all going to walk away with millions despite being complete and total failures. Capitalism!
 
2017-09-14 08:49:13 AM  

dletter: Wouldn't those be Loonie Stores in Canada?


Actually there are 'loonie' named shops in Canuckistan - but they're getting shoved out of the dollar store market by the big boys.
 
2017-09-14 12:07:29 PM  

gietmay: OK So Amuse Me: The 'dollar' stores are great for party supplies, Holiday decorations and BD/Anni/Sympathy cards but very little else in them is worth the dollar.

One near me has 4 oz wild caught salmon filets for $1. That's $4/lb. Walmart and Costco don't even compete.

And sudoko books out the wazoo. Other puzzle books, as well, but I mostly sudoko.


I would be reluctant to buy food like that from a dollar store. I can't get it out of my head that it's a couple of guys in a garage, in greasy overalls with a truck full of expired product, ripping open packaging, dipping food in bleach water and repackaging and delivering to the store in the dead of night and being paid in cash. A 'Dollar' store doesn't sound like a healthy place to buy "wild caught Salmon filets". I can't make myself trust the integrity of food safety in those messy and sometimes grimy stores.
 
2017-09-14 12:43:27 PM  
Word on the street is that the Sears near my house is going to become a Dave & Buster's...
 
2017-09-14 06:31:08 PM  
A lady at work had a fundraising auction this week. Someone paid $30 for a $25 Giant Tiger gift card.
 
Displayed 26 of 26 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report