Skip to comments.Let's All Shop At Sears!!!
Posted on 12/09/2004 9:46:34 AM PST by PreviouslyA-Lurker
Let's all shop at Sears!!!!!!
I assume you have all seen the reports about how Sears is treating its reservist employees who are called up? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up..Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years. I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution.
Suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves.
Pass it on.
So I decided to check it out before I sent it forward. I sent the following email to the Sears Customer Service Department:
I received this email and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your store. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item even if it was cheaper at the other store.
Here is their answer to my email......................
Thank you for contacting Sears.
! The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback. Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.
Sears Customer Care
Please pass this on to all your friends, Sears needs to be recognized for this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!!!!!!!!!
You can check this out at Snopes.
I guess the Hollywood crowd will have to shop elsewhere this year.
And Sears now carries Lands' End; and Kmart is coming!
I don't shop there, but I'm going to start. Thank you, Sears.
Another good reason to shop at sears
Sears deserves to be commended, but many companies do this. I know Ford does, and I would wager many others do too. I'll see if I can find a list somewhere.
Support our troops ping!!!
Confirmed this with the manager at our local sears too, shop there when ever possible. :)
Way to go Sears. It is nice to see a company that cares!
On the snopes link above, they have links to two lists of companies who do similar things. Perhaps we should post them here.
Thank you, CSM. Please do that.
A list like that would be greatly appreciated.
I guess this begins to make up for Sears having yanked funding for the Boy Scout of America after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in their favor over their policy of not allowing openly gay Scout masters. This is a good first step back into the good graces of decency-loving people. They still need to explain their ugly decision to yank funding from the BSA which was part of an effort that really put the BSA in a financial bind.
These things are never as straightforward as they seem, are they?
I usually only shop at Sears for thier Lands End line. My grandmother, however, is the biggest Sears lover ever. I'll check out their website.
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I was drooling over a new flat screen TV, which by no means would the misses welcome in the house right now.
The sales guy walks up and opened his pitch by saying "You find a TV anywhere priced lower and I will beat it by 10%."
Seems to be a store wide policy. So, not only can you support a business that supports our military, you can get electronics 10% cheaper than anyone else sells it.
BellSouth does the same thing. Unless the PC crowd has changed the policy!
My wife is in the process of selecting a new range and microwave for our new house under construction. She was already leaning towards purchasing them at Sears. Now we will be sure to do so.
Have a blessed Christmas celebration of the birth of Jesus, the Christ.
KMart is a "good thing?"..who knew?
Sears has always been a good citizen company. Works for them for six years back in the 60's.
Going there to drop $500 in about two hours!
This link contains a very large list. Another poster was correct in that this link existed on snopes. The thing I could not find was the details of the extra support these companies offer.
Last time I went shopping I was supposed to go to Cox's for a seersucker suit and by mistake I went to Sears.
Thanks for the info, PAL.
I still have Christmas shopping to do. I will definitely do some shopping at Sears.
My beloved went somewhere with her sister and asked me to rearrange the living room while she was gone. She said "Put the TV in that corner." She failed to specify what TV!
Sounds good to me!
I drove all over Silver City (NM) shopping districts the other day, purposely looking for 'Merry Christmas' signs in the shop windows.
Only found two in the whole city. Sears was one of them. (Also found three stores posting 'Feliz Navidad' signs.)
If holding jobs open and available costs the employer money, then such a law is unconstitutional.
...nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
No. 98963 JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MISSOURI, et al., PETITIONERS v. SHRINK MISSOURI GOVERNMENT PAC et al.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT [January 24, 2000]
"I make one simple point. Money is property;"
Without corresponding tax and compensation mechanism for private property owners, such a law is unconstitutional.
As "conservatives," which implies conservation of the constitution, I would think you would not want to support such a law.
More like Sears is going. KMart brought out Sears and the guy that controls KMart seems to be more interested in the store, warehouse and office locations as property rather than retail outlets and support.
Time will tell.
Well, I knew that; I am hoping that he doesn't tear it apart.
I love shopping at Sears. Best selection of "Made in America" clothing that I've ever seen a retailer carry. Great selection of petite sizes, great prices, great commitment to those who protect our freedom...
Also the only store I know of that carries 300 count sheet sets in twin sizes. A girl has to have standards, after all!
You can??? Man, that is good to know!
"They are required to hold their 'pay' in reserve."
Meant to say "They are NOT required to hold their 'pay' in reserve. (in other words, they don't have to 'bank' it)
IF you go to the Snopes web site there is an entire list of employers that do this, It's a great idea to encourage them with our money....
They are also donors to "Extreme Home Make-over" (I am always squalling at the end of the show.)
Plus Ty Pennington does their commercials ;)
I just bought a fabulous Bosch dishwasher at Sears for a great price, and just ordered snow gear for all my kids from Lands' End. I have been eyeing a game table for my kids. Now I will go buy it at Sears. Will also get some Craftsman tools for the Mr. for Christmas.
Thanks for posting!
Besides, KMart will never be able to shed its "Blue Light Special" (cheap) image. Never. The catch phrases usually associated with Sears ("Come see the softer side," for example) are a bit cheesy but innocuous.
As you said, only time will tell, but my money is on Sears.
Makes me feel a little better about all we've just spent there... dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer, toolchest, garage door opener... I got the new house blues! OK, finally owning a home is actually a great feeling, except now being totally broke!
I love Sears, found this out about them when our soldiers first started going. Have been going out of my way to shop there, and my nephew and husband are both getting ALL their christmas presents (tools) from Sears!