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    Re: Sears now on life support (Oct, 2018)

    I remember their glory days too. Lots of old and happy memories for me as well. Used to go there with my dad and my first tools were Craftsman so I would stop using his, heh heh. The Christmas catalog itself was a prized possession and I had half of it circled.

    Their main catalog was thicker than a New York phone book, not the newspaper ad inserts we have today. Sears was the Amazon of its time, even created the whole mail oder business and sparking growth of the railroad and postal delivery systems. I think they even precipitated an act of Congress regarding delivery to rural areas.

    I know the Harvard bean counters, outsourcing to China, lack of vision and greed ultimately ruined ruined everything (Steve Mnuchin was on their board of directors which should tell you something) but I’m nostalgic to a fault and saddened to see Sears die a slow death.

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    I worked a contract with Circuit City corporate around '99. Even they knew they were tanking and weren't long for the world.

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    Oh, I remember Circuit City here. Man, they were aweful. It is now a Best Buy and doing well. Speaking of not-so-fond memory lane, there was also Egghead and CompUSA.

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    Re: Sears now on life support (Oct, 2018)

    Egghead and CompUSA (new name "Tiger Direct") still has a website presence . I didn't know that Best Buy absorbed Circuit City.
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    Re: Sears now on life support (Oct, 2018)

    Egghead is now NewEgg.com and they’re actually a pretty good online store for computer parts and some car audio (Crutchfield and SonicElectronix being my favorites for the latter). I don’t think Best Buy had anything to do with absorbing Circuit City. They just moved into CC’s old retail space in Port Charlotte when CC went belly up.

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