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Let's All Shop At Sears!!!
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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......................

Dear Customer:

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.

Bill Thorn
Sears Customer Care
webcenter@sears.com
1-800-349-4358

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!!!!!!!!!!!


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I received the above in e-mail. The original message that I received was dated 11-22-04.

You can check this out at Snopes.

1 posted on 12/09/2004 9:46:35 AM PST by PreviouslyA-Lurker
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker
Go Sears! I'm already a Sears fan, but this seals it!
2 posted on 12/09/2004 9:47:52 AM PST by TChris (You keep using that word. I don't think it means what yHello, I'm a TAGLINE vir)
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To: TChris

I guess the Hollywood crowd will have to shop elsewhere this year.


3 posted on 12/09/2004 9:48:56 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: TChris

And Sears now carries Lands' End; and Kmart is coming!


4 posted on 12/09/2004 9:49:23 AM PST by Howlin (W, Still the President)
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To: TChris

I don't shop there, but I'm going to start. Thank you, Sears.


5 posted on 12/09/2004 9:49:24 AM PST by Calico Cat (the simplest solution is usually the correct one)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Craftsman bump


6 posted on 12/09/2004 9:49:56 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

bttt


7 posted on 12/09/2004 9:52:26 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; timpad; KangarooJacqui; The Scourge of Yazid; Conspiracy Guy; ...

Another good reason to shop at sears


8 posted on 12/09/2004 9:52:32 AM PST by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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.


9 posted on 12/09/2004 9:52:55 AM PST by CSM
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To: Billie; chadsworth; Conspiracy Guy; cyborg; dansangel; Darksheare; Diva Betsy Ross; Diver Dave; ...

Support our troops ping!!!


10 posted on 12/09/2004 9:54:01 AM PST by PreviouslyA-Lurker (Some Americans don't understand that being an American is more than living in America.)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Thanks PAL!


11 posted on 12/09/2004 9:54:06 AM PST by uncleshag (Send the Light!)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Confirmed this with the manager at our local sears too, shop there when ever possible. :)


12 posted on 12/09/2004 9:54:13 AM PST by Americanwolf (Democratic Underground... Digital Crack for the the loony left.....Hey troll! Put the pipe down!)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker
Think I'll get the husband some more Craftsman Tools for Christmas.

Way to go Sears. It is nice to see a company that cares!

13 posted on 12/09/2004 9:54:35 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Never play leapfrog with a unicorn!)
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To: CSM

On the snopes link above, they have links to two lists of companies who do similar things. Perhaps we should post them here.


14 posted on 12/09/2004 9:54:38 AM PST by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: CSM

Thank you, CSM. Please do that.


15 posted on 12/09/2004 9:55:14 AM PST by PreviouslyA-Lurker (Some Americans don't understand that being an American is more than living in America.)
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To: CSM
"I'll see if I can find a list somewhere."

A list like that would be greatly appreciated.

16 posted on 12/09/2004 9:55:36 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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.


17 posted on 12/09/2004 9:57:04 AM PST by MikeA
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker
Great! And we can all buy the cheap Chinese stuff at Sears to pay for the bullets they are going to shoot back at us in a few years.

These things are never as straightforward as they seem, are they?

18 posted on 12/09/2004 9:57:14 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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.


19 posted on 12/09/2004 9:57:25 AM PST by immigrationreformactivist
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker; Lando Lincoln; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; Valin; yonif; SJackson; dennisw; ...


Good guys at SEARS. Verified by SNOPES!

This ping list is not author-specific for articles I'd like to share. Some for perfect moral clarity, some for provocative thoughts; or simply interesting articles I'd hate to miss myself. (I don't have to agree with the author 100% to feel the need to share an article.) I will try not to abuse the ping list and not to annoy you too much, but on some days there is more of good stuff that is worthy attention. I keep separate PING lists for my favorite authors Victor Davis Hanson, Lee Harris, David Warren, Orson Scott Card. You are welcome in or out, just freepmail me (and note which PING list you are talking about).

20 posted on 12/09/2004 9:57:42 AM PST by Tolik
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To: TChris


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.


21 posted on 12/09/2004 9:58:06 AM PST by IamConservative (People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

BellSouth does the same thing. Unless the PC crowd has changed the policy!


22 posted on 12/09/2004 9:58:42 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I'm a monthly donor and all I get is this stupid tagline.)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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.


23 posted on 12/09/2004 9:58:43 AM PST by OB1kNOb (When (not if) Christianity is outlawed, will they have enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: Howlin

KMart is a "good thing?"..who knew?


24 posted on 12/09/2004 9:59:10 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her gene pool. Any volunteers?)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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!

Proudly!


25 posted on 12/09/2004 10:00:05 AM PST by aShepard
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

bttt


26 posted on 12/09/2004 10:00:29 AM PST by cyborg (http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn.nsf/ce952dea4507ee7780256cf4005d2254/78942dd1ba333c8c802)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker
I would have agreed with you about 1 month ago.

Now, Kmart has merged with Sears and Kmarts management is in the top driver's seat.

Kmart is a scum company whose parent company also owns Walden Books (remember them? They're the same ones who rushed to carry all of Robert Mapplethorpe's child porn books). Kmart has NO morals whatsoever and I will not support any conglomeration where they have the lead.

Now to figure out where to get my tools since I have always bought Craftsman.
27 posted on 12/09/2004 10:01:00 AM PST by politicket
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To: CSM

http://www.coldfury.com/HF/index.html#anchor

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.


28 posted on 12/09/2004 10:02:05 AM PST by CSM
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Last time I went shopping I was supposed to go to Cox's for a seersucker suit and by mistake I went to Sears.


29 posted on 12/09/2004 10:02:25 AM PST by N. Theknow (Ladle gulls shut nod stopper torque wet strainers!)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Thanks for the info, PAL.

I still have Christmas shopping to do. I will definitely do some shopping at Sears.


30 posted on 12/09/2004 10:02:47 AM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
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To: IamConservative
....which by no means would the misses welcome in the house right now.

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!

31 posted on 12/09/2004 10:04:51 AM PST by OSHA (kerry-is-my-prez DU member formerly known as gore-is-my-president. <<<<----Sux to be him!)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Sounds good to me!


32 posted on 12/09/2004 10:05:05 AM PST by theDentist (Jerry Springer: NPR for White Trash)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker
Well, that's very good news. Here's something else for the Christmas basket:

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.)

WTG, Sears.

33 posted on 12/09/2004 10:05:10 AM PST by Eastbound ("Neither a Scrooge nor a Patsy be")
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker
"By law, they (employers, Sears for example) are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more."

If holding jobs open and available costs the employer money, then such a law is unconstitutional.

Amendment V

...nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

No. 98—963 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]

Justice Stevens:

"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.

34 posted on 12/09/2004 10:06:02 AM PST by tahiti
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To: Howlin
And Sears now carries Lands' End; and Kmart is coming!

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.

35 posted on 12/09/2004 10:07:42 AM PST by leadhead
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To: leadhead

Well, I knew that; I am hoping that he doesn't tear it apart.


36 posted on 12/09/2004 10:10:28 AM PST by Howlin (W, Still the President)
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To: Howlin
You can also return your Lands End catalogue purchases at Sears, which is a recent change.

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!

37 posted on 12/09/2004 10:10:56 AM PST by grellis ("I went to a Basketball game and a Music Awards Ceremony broke out"--discipler)
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To: grellis

You can??? Man, that is good to know!


38 posted on 12/09/2004 10:13:40 AM PST by Howlin (W, Still the President)
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To: tahiti
Employers typically do not hold a specific job open, because if they did, they might not be able to run their company efficiently.

What the law guarantees is that a 'job' will be available to the reservist on return from duty at the same pay scale as they left.

They are required to hold their 'pay' in reserve.

As a matter of fact, they aren't even required to hold the reservists 'position' until he/she returns.

But most employers will give the reservist a compensory position on their return.
39 posted on 12/09/2004 10:13:58 AM PST by Bigh4u2
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To: Bigh4u2

"They are required to hold their 'pay' in reserve."

Sorry!

Meant to say "They are NOT required to hold their 'pay' in reserve. (in other words, they don't have to 'bank' it)


40 posted on 12/09/2004 10:15:25 AM PST by Bigh4u2
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To: OSHA

Hilarious


41 posted on 12/09/2004 10:15:44 AM PST by privatedick
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Thanks.


42 posted on 12/09/2004 10:16:50 AM PST by international american (Proudly posting without reading the article since 2003.)
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To: TChris

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....


44 posted on 12/09/2004 10:19:38 AM PST by mpackard
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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 ;)


45 posted on 12/09/2004 10:20:09 AM PST by najida (Aunt to Miss Emily Ann- Cutest Baby in the World.)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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.


46 posted on 12/09/2004 10:20:20 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (20 million oppressed Muslim women liberated by George Bush and the USA!)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Thanks for posting!

Go Sears!


47 posted on 12/09/2004 10:24:20 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: leadhead
I've been following the Sears/KMart merger very closely to see which retailer will eventually win out. I'm betting on Sears winning out. Its a more trusted brand name, first of all. How many scandals can you think of Sears being tied to? I cannot think of any, but with regard to KMart, well...Martha comes to mind. Regardless of what her stock transactions entailed, the association is there. Sears also has a much better track record with regard to community commitment, something which Target has been underestimating for a while now--any CEO who discounts the importance of this is a fool. KMart doesn't spring to mind when one thinks of retailers that are at all interested in community welfare.

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.

48 posted on 12/09/2004 10:26:23 AM PST by grellis ("I went to a Basketball game and a Music Awards Ceremony broke out"--discipler)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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!


49 posted on 12/09/2004 10:28:31 AM PST by LeftIsSinister (Liberalism--The Cure for Success)
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

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!


50 posted on 12/09/2004 10:30:37 AM PST by lilmsdangrus
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