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2018-03-03 08:19:02 AM  
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They have store managers?  I just assumed that anyone who walked in was handed the keys and told "Here, see if you can make it work."
 
2018-03-03 08:30:06 AM  
But is there a sale?
 
2018-03-03 09:36:11 AM  
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2018-03-03 12:04:12 PM  
css: We had a J.C. Penney store in our town, back when we had two or three traffic lights.   Before Fred Meyers showed up and way before Wal-Mart appeared and six more traffic lights.  101 got them all except for one.

It's been gone for years now, close to 20 years, but I go to the Dollar Tree (which replaced the craft store that closed after Wal-Mart which replaced JCP ) sometimes and there's a spot there where I can point to and say..I bought my wedding rings right there.  I miss JCP.
 
2018-03-03 12:14:00 PM  
JCP could really master the market if they could get their online service to match their stores, and vice versa. I have a set of white dress shirts that are only available from JCP. They are wrinkle resistant, along with the shirt material is thick so it keeps me warm during the winter, and it's less prone to stains. Yet I can never find them in stores even though they are listed as being there, and there is a section set up for them. They are always filled with something else. Line up your product offerings and you'll excel.

I'm not shocked by Foot Locker. Once they lost Nike exclusively, it pretty much signaled the start of the end. Do you go to a store with a limited selection and gamble they have your size, or buy it online with guaranteed return if it doesn't fit?
 
2018-03-03 12:46:25 PM  

jayphat: JCP could really master the market if they could get their online service to match their stores, and vice versa. I have a set of white dress shirts that are only available from JCP. They are wrinkle resistant, along with the shirt material is thick so it keeps me warm during the winter, and it's less prone to stains. Yet I can never find them in stores even though they are listed as being there, and there is a section set up for them. They are always filled with something else. Line up your product offerings and you'll excel.

I'm not shocked by Foot Locker. Once they lost Nike exclusively, it pretty much signaled the start of the end. Do you go to a store with a limited selection and gamble they have your size, or buy it online with guaranteed return if it doesn't fit?


I've shopped there for years and can never find my size in jeans (short and stocky). I ordered some online a while back and for almost a month, the shipping status was "ready for UPS pickup". I finally cancelled the order, was refunded most of my money and a week later, the items showed up.

With that business model, it's not surprisingly they're tanking so badly.
 
2018-03-03 01:19:19 PM  

IgG4: But is there a sale?


I was at a Penney's on President's Day weekend and their stuff seemed much more heavily discounted than the Macy's on the other end of the mall. So yeah, I'd say there are some good bargain hunting opportunities there.
 
2018-03-03 02:29:46 PM  

Arkanaut: IgG4: But is there a sale?

I was at a Penney's on President's Day weekend and their stuff seemed much more heavily discounted than the Macy's on the other end of the mall. So yeah, I'd say there are some good bargain hunting opportunities there.


I got a decent deal last time I was there, but it seemed like everyone else was stacking coupons to get 5 shirts for a penny.

The price on the couple shirts I bought seemed borderline unsustainable. The lady in front of me was just letting the place.
 
2018-03-03 03:35:31 PM  
I was assured that appliance sales would lift J.C. Penney to new profits??
 
2018-03-03 06:53:30 PM  
I did. It's actually a nice place to buy decent cheap suits.
 
2018-03-03 07:11:46 PM  
I knew because I am an adult male that wears dress shirts to work.
 
2018-03-03 07:24:03 PM  
I like JC Penny.  they have a decent if diminishing line of big and tall clothes.  Prices are decent, even at full price (just wait a few months for the current batch to be marked down).   Since online will never 100% replace the brick and mortar experience, I hope they can hang on in some capacity.
 
2018-03-03 10:36:56 PM  
They have decent  clothing for men. Although  some of their  sales are confusing .
 
2018-03-03 11:00:56 PM  
JCP Stafford men's shirts FTW.

My wife actually got her wedding dress at a JCP annual sales event down in St. Louis. She got a great price on it and with some of the money saved, spent a little on adding some embellishments and modifications to it. It came off looking much more expensive than it was.  Folks at the reception all asked who the designer was. She said it was a "Jaques Pennee'"
 
2018-03-03 11:12:05 PM  

Any Pie Left: JCP Stafford men's shirts FTW.

My wife actually got her wedding dress at a JCP annual sales event down in St. Louis. She got a great price on it and with some of the money saved, spent a little on adding some embellishments and modifications to it. It came off looking much more expensive than it was.  Folks at the reception all asked who the designer was. She said it was a "Jaques Pennee'"


Stafford, yes that's the brand name on the shirts I look for. I can never find them in-stock for some reason.
 
2018-03-04 12:45:33 AM  
I'm guessing the folks that live in the towns where JCP operates its 875 stores probably knew.
 
2018-03-04 01:09:37 AM  
I like JCPenney more than Kohl's, but the problem with JCPenney is most of their stores are attached to giant dinosaurs called 'malls' that are far away and nobody really visits anymore, and you need to spend like $50 to get free shipping from their website.
 
2018-03-04 01:30:31 AM  
I can't say about yours, but the JCP in our town will let you order there or online, for in-store pickup, and you can try them on there or at home and return,anything that doesn't fit right, no charge.
 
2018-03-04 01:36:57 PM  
Jacques Penné -the working stiff's Needless Markup.
 
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