Discussion in 'Current Events' started by sec, Mar 22, 2017.
I can't afford Snap-On stuff, so I went Craftsman USA. They haven't let me down.
Otherway around. Kmart acquired Sears.
Craftsman was great. Plus they gave a lifetime guarantee. Probably didn't help them financially, but I know my dad made liberal (heh) use of it. I still remember picking toys for christmas out of the Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
I still need to get an Sears Atari Tele-games console to add to my collection.
Sears made their biggest mistake by discontinuing their catalog service. They wanted to focus their efforts in the brick and mortar arena, and unfortunately, that area has been on the decline since the onset of online retailers like amazon.
Of course hindsight is 20/20, but Sears should have spearheaded on the online marketplace utilizing their catalog service as the precursor and not attempted to compete with Home Depot, Target, and Walmart in a brick and mortar format.
The only thing sears has going for it is infrastructure. They should immediately turn all of their stores and warehouses into fulfillment centers, hit the internet buying crowd with an alternative to Amazon with quicker ship and delivery times, and forgo the physical store locations that are always dead.
Ohh man that takes me back. I wish i had the money to flesh out my console collection. Unfortunately my wife says No, I guess feeding my kids is 'more important' lol
I've always liked Sears, if they close I hope they put their mowers on a really good sale. Hopefully they can turn things around though.
Gotta be from the country to understand that one... My dad's told me the mule and "a few" a thousand times in my 38 years I bet...
Well, my old sod buster Papa was elevated to cattleman...
That move is making a lot of people nervous because its unclear if the Craftsman's "lifetime warranty" is a part of that sale.
Any tool buyer knows the best stuff is old stuff because these days this line of cheap plastic crap all of these brands put out cant be trusted to last a season (or sometimes a single job) even when you shell out extra dollars for the so called "contractor version".
If DeWalt and B&D tools are any indication, the warranty will become worthless.
Same as our K-Mart... They had a closeout sale for damn near a year. My fiance and I bought a few stationary toys for our little boy before he was born because the sale was unbelievably cheap. That was the first time I'd been there in years, and the last because they finally closed down.
The good old days.
$89.95... I used to have one of these when I was a kid, back in the 80's before the Nintendo came out in 1985. If only I'd had the concept of how valuable these things would be when they became vintage.
I would want the heavy sixer model, manufactured in Northern California. Rarer, and better build quality.
Thanks Eddie Lambert!
Sounds like my dad... If your Papa ever rodeo'd in Texas then they probably know each other.
My Papa was born in Texass in 1897, died in Okiehoma in 1991...So if it's close to your Dad's age, then they probably did....
Now I'm lost and you're speaking Greek
He rodeo'd all through the 60's and 70's at Tin Top in Orange, TX. He's a 1952 model but grew up around there as a child, too.
By that time he was a rancher in Katy, Ok, by Purcell...I sure do miss all them pecan trees....In Missouri it's black walnuts, blah....
Black walnuts are good, too... They stink when they're in that green unripened covering though, but make for good heavy things to throw.
Wasn't "the peemeister" the one that said. buy American and hire American.?
Well, according to the keystone pipline crowd......
White House: Keystone XL exempt from 'Buy American' push
Another lie from "the gropenfuherer".
Donald Trump vowed to "buy American and hire American,” but like everything coming out of his mouth, it was a bunch of bullshit. The Denver Post reports that Eric Trump’s winery has asked his dad’s government for permission to hire dozens of foreign workers because—get this—U.S.-born workers don’t want the jobs:
Then have those able bodied citizens and illegal aliens both collecting welfare and other entitlements work those wineries for the moneywe are giving them, and Eric Trump can reimburse the govt for the same amount of money. Ok?
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