And so it begins, the end of Sears

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  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 495
    I always loved the Woolworth lunch counter. Yes, I am that old.

    Woolworths was in the UK also when I grew up. My Mum had a part time job there at one point on the candy counter. One abiding memory of Wolworths I have is when as a kid I went there to buy a plastic model FN rifle and knew I was a few pennies short. As I handed the money over the counter (filled with display items), I dropped it and the lady behind the counter let me off when we couldn't find the last few pennies. First time I'd ever been duplicitous in my life,
  • verbverb Posts: 6,864
    I always loved the Woolworth lunch counter. Yes, I am that old.

    We had a Ben Franklin within walking distance of my home growing up!
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  • verbverb Posts: 6,864
    OleBoot wrote: »
    I always loved the Woolworth lunch counter. Yes, I am that old.

    Woolworths was in the UK also when I grew up. My Mum had a part time job there at one point on the candy counter. One abiding memory of Wolworths I have is when as a kid I went there to buy a plastic model FN rifle and knew I was a few pennies short. As I handed the money over the counter (filled with display items), I dropped it and the lady behind the counter let me off when we couldn't find the last few pennies. First time I'd ever been duplicitous in my life,

    Woolworths are still in Mexico. Not sure if they are affiliated.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    verb wrote: »
    I always loved the Woolworth lunch counter. Yes, I am that old.

    We had a Ben Franklin within walking distance of my home growing up!
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    OleBoot wrote: »
    I don't post much here about hifi as my stuff is garbage compared to most...
    So long as it's not Bose and Kraco… you are good. :p
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,081
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I can tell you are a very astute historian... It was the Japanese that were placed in internment camps, not the Chinese.

    If you want to discuss this privately, I will be happy to. Might I suggest watching or reading some of Dinesh DeSouza's work prior to such discussion. It is important that you understand the truth of that history, rather than simply parrot things you do not understand.

    Sorry John I have three of my four kids hanging on me while my wife nurses a broken wrist. Of course you are right that it was the Japanese. An error on my part, and I apologize.

    Are there are any other points I stated that you disagree with?

    Ok one last time and then I am out for the night. Other more important responsibilities.

    Please tell me what context justified the genocide against native Americans? The kidnapping, selling, brutalizing, and often raping and sometimes killing of native Africans for cheap labor? The continued segregation and domestic terrorism of the ancestors of slaves through thousands of lychings among untold other atrocities? The laws that made women born much more than the property of their husbands?

    I'm soooo confused! Did someone say those were good things? (Duh, they're not.) I enjoyed the old Sears ads earlier in the thread before it began to spiral down the hole.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,274
    Ben Franklin .05 & .10 ( "5 and dime" )
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,434
    edited October 2018
    Lot's of stores went oob

    Gimbles
    Montgomery Ward
    Kinney Shoes
    Woolworth
    S Klein
    EJ Korvette
    JJ Newberry
    Tower Records
    Thom McCann
    Sterns
    Steinbeck
    Caldor
    A&P
    Grand Union
    Pathmark
    Service Merchandise
    Alexanders
    Rickels
    Bradlees
    Channel Lumber

    Sears is just the next one on the list
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    OleBoot wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
    I don't post much here about hifi as my stuff is garbage compared to most...
    So long as it's not Bose and Kraco… you are good. :p

    It's mostly Hello Kitty.

    Then you are welcome to hang out and talk audio. Jesse still uses a Hello Kitty microphone setup for Karaoke nights in his man cave.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,993
    mantis wrote: »
    falls to the waste side.
    If you don't know a phrase, it's probably a good idea not to use it. :p
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,081
    My twenty-somethings have likely never entered a Sears on their own, and probably never will. I used to buy a lot of their products, but haven't bought anything there in years. There was a really nice mall near me that opened in the mid-80s and slowly died in the new millennium. It has since been flattened.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,081
    BTW, growing up, we only had a Sears catalog store in town through to the early 80s before the mall opened and Sears was (and still is) an anchor. Kind of like a walk-in Amazon in hard copy, and your stuff got delivered to the store.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,153
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mantis wrote: »
    falls to the waste side.
    If you don't know a phrase, it's probably a good idea not to use it. :p

    Aww, c'mon. You know what they say, Ways not, want not.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,993
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    Aww, c'mon. You know what they say, Ways not, want not.

    Hey! Whose wayside are you on, anyway?!?!?! :p

    Hmmm....make that "who's" just for the fun of it. HAHAHA
  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 495
    OleBoot wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
    I don't post much here about hifi as my stuff is garbage compared to most...
    So long as it's not Bose and Kraco… you are good. :p

    It's mostly Hello Kitty.

    Then you are welcome to hang out and talk audio. Jesse still uses a Hello Kitty microphone setup for Karaoke nights in his man cave.

    I'll post something meaningful one day, but health problems in the past couple of years and retiring on a small fixed income have been keeping me from furthering this hobby. I have quite a few things in the closet - an MF integrated, a few pairs of assorted Kef speakers, a pair of Monitor 10's in pieces, a 1990 NAD home theater system, a little Cambridge integrated which was one of the last Stan Curtis designs, a Manticore Mantra turntable and other stuff. If somebody cures my excruciating back pain, I'll start putting things together.



  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,398
    I don't like any of you forkwits here.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,398
    Except Cathy....
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,460
    Ok guru's, so who's next to go belly up? Target or Walmart?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    Target has a decent shot of pulling through, though I have had some concerns over the years about them, especially after the failure of their signature stores, Dayton’s.

    I found some pics recently of my sister and I with Santa Clause on the top floor of their store in downtown St. Paul.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,398
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I found some pics recently of my sister
    OMG, so did I! :p

    The college pics?! Me too!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I found some pics recently of my sister
    OMG, so did I! :p

    You can have all you like, my sister so ugly, she could derail a freight train by looking at it from a thousand yards out.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,081
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I found some pics recently of my sister
    OMG, so did I! :p

    You can have all you like, my sister so ugly, she could derail a freight train by looking at it from a thousand yards out.

    Oh, maybe I can resistor!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    That’s what they thought about Medusa too, until they decapitated her. Proceed with caution.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,775
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I found some pics recently of my sister
    OMG, so did I! :p

    You can have all you like, my sister so ugly, she could derail a freight train by looking at it from a thousand yards out.

    Oh, maybe I can resistor!

    Doubt it she's a man eater...
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    For those thinks I am wrong to bag on my sister... what else can I do for a woman that ignored her mother for 35 years, even as she was dying, and withheld a grand daughter from her? Nothing but contempt for her...
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,398
    For those thinks I am wrong to bag on my sister... what else can I do for a woman that ignored her mother for 35 years, even as she was dying, and withheld a grand daughter from her? Nothing but contempt for her...

    I'd hit it.....
    Twice on Sunday morning.....
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,826
    I won’t ask how,.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,775
    edited October 2018
    I won’t ask how,.

    With 6.6 liters what else?
    I believe he calls it his "boom truck" whatever that is... o:) o:)
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