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Old 11-02-2011, 05:31 PM
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I got this email forwarded to me


PLEASE DO THIS FOR A GREAT AMERICAN COMPANY AT CHRISTMAS TIME....NO DO
IT ALL THE TIME.

Sears - Christmas shopping this year.

I know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn't always my first choice.
It's amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears
hasn't withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one
thing at Sears this year?

What commitment you say?

How does Sears treat its employees who are serving in our military?
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 in active duty.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining
all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all
employees who are serving.

I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be
recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears at
least once.

Be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the
company gets the positive reinforcement & feedback it well deserves.

Pass it on.

I decided to check this before I sent it forward. So I sent the
following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service Department:

I received this e-mail 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 company. 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's
cheaper
at that store.

This is their answer to my e-mail:


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 men and women can make. This is the "least" we can do for them.
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. 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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Old 11-02-2011, 05:35 PM
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count me in!

Thanks Mike
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:35 PM
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Snopes says that it is true.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/sears.asp

Didn't know this. Makes me love sears even more.
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
count me in!

Thanks Mike
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:52 PM
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Thanks.

Will do!

Spent countless hours there as a kid. My family bought all our tools, tires, batteries and appliances there. Always a great place. I guess HD, WM, Target and others have really picked away at them.
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I was practically born at Sears. My father worked at Sears for 22 years or so. He was a regional auditor, and they were relocating the office to Chicago, so he'd have to move, or take a package. Sears allowed him to stay an additional 9 months so he would qualify for their retirement package. They didn't have to do that, but they did.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:06 PM
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I have intentionally used Sears for purchases, esp big ticket items for my puchases just for that reason. Sometimes pay more but I believe in what they have been doing since the start of these wars.
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That eases the pain of the pair of grp 31s I am getting ready to buy.
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I shop there all the time. They will always bend over backwards to help.

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I never heard that before BUT since it is true SEARS has become my new favorite store.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:02 PM
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I'll go to a Sears to buy something this season just to support their mission. Thanks for the post, OP.
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I like to shop at Sears. Nice selection of tools, appliances and sporting goods. Great customer service. Didn't even know about the military thing...
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I'll continue to shop there to some extent but I just wish to hell that "Craftsmen" branded tools still meant made in America not friggin China.

So they support our servicemen which is great , now how about supporting the Americans who are out of work
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I just spent $1400 at Sears on outfitting my new garage. Service was excellent. Always glad to support the military.
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That's great - thanks for sharing. I like to buy my tools at sears - and that just gives me one more great reason to go there.
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I am actually surprised to hear myself say that Sears has given me pretty good service lately as well. Not amazing - but pretty good. (their policies have been good, it's been the execution that was lacking)

One curiosity I found recently: if they don't have an item you want in stock, they'll ship it to your house, for free. Of course it wasn't until I drove 12 miles to store #2 that I was told about that policy. LOL. Got a couple of wrench sets that were on sale that way.
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I have not had great luck with their Kenmore Elite appliances, but I do buy their tools. Based on the information that started this thread I will try to give them more business. I need 4 new batteries for the boat so maybe I'll grab them from Sears.
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Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post

I was practically born at Sears.

CYpress 5 - 6705 ... that was the number for my local Sears. The building is long gone, and how we do phone numbers is changed, but the number is still stuck with me, maybe protecting me from rap music.

"Your satisfaction is guaranteed, or your money will be cheerfully refunded."
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Sears is not the only American company that follows the same guidelines.
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Love Sears.
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