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Re: Sears

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Re: Sears

Postby Greg S » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:30 am

I have no idea how the one at Crossroads does not make the lists. Went by it the other night after I stopped at Barnes and Noble. Less than 10 cars around Sears. Do they still use all 3 floors or did the close of the top?


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Re: Sears

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:11 am

Doesn't the Crossroads Sears have some sweet lease deal where they only pay like 5 sheckels per month for a period longer than anyone signing the lease agreement could have expected to live?
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Re: Sears

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:30 am

They do have a great lease, but you still need to bring in enough money to pay employees and to keep the lights on.

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Re: Sears

Postby lbmom5 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:14 pm

Greg S wrote:I have no idea how the one at Crossroads does not make the lists. Went by it the other night after I stopped at Barnes and Noble. Less than 10 cars around Sears. Do they still use all 3 floors or did the close of the top?


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The top floor has been closed off for a couple years.

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Re: Sears

Postby jessep28 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:10 pm

As long as the parent company has cash to operate, it's easier to keep locations open rather than the insanely complex task of closing stores and liquidating inventory.
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Re: Sears

Postby bbinks » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:32 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:They do have a great lease, but you still need to bring in enough money to pay employees and to keep the lights on.


Underperforming store = tax deduction.

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Re: Sears

Postby NovakOmaha » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:44 pm

jessep28 wrote:As long as the parent company has cash to operate, it's easier to keep locations open rather than the insanely complex task of closing stores and liquidating inventory.


In truth it's the opposite. Closing and liquidating is actually an easy process.

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Re: Sears

Postby NovakOmaha » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:45 pm

bbinks wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:They do have a great lease, but you still need to bring in enough money to pay employees and to keep the lights on.


Underperforming store = tax deduction.


Oh come on. They don't need tax deductions. They lose money. They don't pay taxes if there is no profit. Underperforming store=losing money. Seriously?

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Re: Sears

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:20 am

NovakOmaha wrote:
jessep28 wrote:As long as the parent company has cash to operate, it's easier to keep locations open rather than the insanely complex task of closing stores and liquidating inventory.


In truth it's the opposite. Closing and liquidating is actually an easy process.


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Re: Sears

Postby GrandpaaSmucker » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:17 pm

Amazon the great almost seems like more fake news dont it? If everybody is buying half their stuff from Amazon then how come I don't see the UPS stopping at every other house as it goes down the street? I don't buy nothing from Amazon nor does almost everyone I know. On the other hand every woman I know from young to old is going up to the store to buy something every chance they get. :?:

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Re: Sears

Postby debradomayer » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:58 pm

GrandpaaSmucker wrote:Amazon the great almost seems like more fake news dont it? If everybody is buying half their stuff from Amazon then how come I don't see the UPS stopping at every other house as it goes down the street? I don't buy nothing from Amazon nor does almost everyone I know. On the other hand every woman I know from young to old is going up to the store to buy something every chance they get. :?:
Since Jeff Bezos owns both Amazon and the Washington Post, yep to the fake news

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Re: Sears

Postby Uffda » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:32 pm

GrandpaaSmucker wrote:Amazon the great almost seems like more fake news dont it? If everybody is buying half their stuff from Amazon then how come I don't see the UPS stopping at every other house as it goes down the street? I don't buy nothing from Amazon nor does almost everyone I know. On the other hand every woman I know from young to old is going up to the store to buy something every chance they get. :?:


I buy every once in awhile from Amazon. Just picked up some walking/jogging shoes that were at least $10 cheaper than a couple of other web sites I usuallly purchased shoes from.


Also Amazon is hiring

Amazon held a jobs fair on Wednesday to hire 50,000 people in its warehouse facilities.
But the company is also adding salespeople for AWS and its advertising business at a faster pace.
It likely signals Amazon's cloud and advertising businesses are dealing with bigger corporate customers that pay larger checks.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/04/amazon- ... -pace.html

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Re: Sears

Postby FirebirdEngineer » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:59 am

GrandpaaSmucker wrote:Amazon the great almost seems like more fake news dont it? If everybody is buying half their stuff from Amazon then how come I don't see the UPS stopping at every other house as it goes down the street? I don't buy nothing from Amazon nor does almost everyone I know. On the other hand every woman I know from young to old is going up to the store to buy something every chance they get. :?:


Read up on sample sizes vs. population sizes in statistical analysis. Your example is akin to scooping a glass of water in the ocean, finding no fish, and surmising there's no life in the ocean.

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Re: Sears

Postby buildomaha » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:10 am

Having experience in retail I can tell you that at least in Omaha, most people still do the majority of their shopping brick and mortar. Amazon doesn’t mean all brick and mortar gets eliminated, it just weeded out those extra companies who were able to make a profit during the height of shopping malls and big commercialism when teenagers hung out at malls for fun. The same thing is happening in the TV industry with smaller niche channels dying out to YouTube and Netflix.
On another note I do think that Amazon is very large and will need to be broken up by anti trust pretty soon, probably in the next decade or two. They’re essentially turning the retail market into a monopoly, and not only that because amazon is sticking their hand in almost every market available.

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Re: Sears

Postby riceweb » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:39 pm

Market value is the worst way to show how big Amazon is. Wal-Mart has more than 3x the revenue of Amazon, and Amazon's revenue includes all their AWS hosting services.

As buildomaha mentioned, Amazon is forcing small declines in foot traffic that produce disproportionately large shock waves in the commercial real estate world. The shock waves are so large because many shopping centers and stores were barely profitable or perhaps even unprofitable--they couldn't sustain any dip in traffic.

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Re: Sears

Postby nebugeater » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:47 pm

The Amazon affect, at this point anyway, is no different that the Walmart effect when they have rolled into smaller communities. It is a sky is falling senerio by some. They do impact some businesses in a Neg way but there are also those smaller businesses that benefit because all of a sudden there are more people coming to town. The latter part is not duplicated with Amazon but they do not bring the sky is falling end game for everyone either.
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