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    How Sears made a difference

    https://pictorial.jezebel.com/how-the-sears-catalog-revolutionized-african-american-s-1829802142

    Thought this was pretty fascinating. It's about Sears role in giving all people (poor and minorities in this case) access to products they otherwise couldn't buy (or didn't want to risk buying) before the civil rights movement kicked in.

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    Senior Member Lefisc's Avatar
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    I don’t know what happened to Sears and how it lost its importance. Its catalog was an essential part of American life and the stopped it in 1995, the year Amazon started. They should have been Amazon! But the service at their stores is now non existance. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been to one of the salesman or too busy watching TV to help you.
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    I had to get a new fridge sometime back so went to the local sears and eventually got a kenmore elite which is running great but the place was a ghost town. Really, nobody there. As for their TV section, they remodeled it and it was turned into a mattress section. The tv and everything was consolidated and put on one row. One row!
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    It's sad that they are in such disarray as a company. As a kid, their catalogs, particularly the one released for Christmas, were gold at our house.

    Even today, we have an extremely scaled-down Sears store here locally. They are mostly lawn gear and appliances. I bought a few things from them over the years but they have scaled down even more, smaller building with less selection since I have been there. I'm not really sure how they are still open at this point except for the owner seems to also be operating an appliance and lawn mower repair business out of the same building.

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    I suspect the repair business is what is keeping him alive..
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