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singlefin
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April 4, 2019 2:14 pm  

Kmart/ Sears has come out of bankruptcy. Now wholly owned by its CEO. I found this in an article stating 3 new stores opening focusing on tools & appliances. I was unaware there were still this many stores open across the nation.

I guess this is good news?

“The new company, tentatively named Transform Holdco, will need to reassure shoppers that the 220 remaining Sears and 205 Kmart locations are here to stay.”


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singlefin
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April 4, 2019 2:18 pm  

The new stores, called Sears Home & Life, will be a fraction of the size of a typical Sears department store and will also sell mattresses and lawn and garden equipment.
“This is part of an overall strategy to revitalize Sears,” said Peter Boutros, chief brand officer for Sears and Kmart. “We want to be the go-to destination for appliances, mattresses, repairs and maintenance of all your household needs.”
Located in Anchorage, Alaska, Lafayette, La., and Overland Park, Kan., the stores will range in size from 10,000 to 15,000 square feet. By contrast, a typical Sears store, which also sells apparel, home furnishings, electronics and a range of other items, averages about 150,000 square feet. Sears plans to convert three smaller stores it opened in 2017 to the new format.

Wall Street Journal 4/4/19


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vicanuck
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April 5, 2019 8:04 am  

I predict another bankruptcy within four years.


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April 8, 2019 8:49 am  

Back in the pre-internet days, I remember Sears had some "catalog only" stores.  You ordered & paid at the little storefront and came back after it was shipped to pick it up. I think it was mostly large appliances, yard care, etc. You could also order & pick up replacement parts there. 


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April 11, 2019 1:52 pm  

there was one where i lived, you could order anything in the catalog and have it shipped there 


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April 13, 2019 11:58 am  

Was at both K-Marts, East and West,  this past week to return a TV that quit. It had a 2 year warranty, which they honored via a refund in the form of a K-Mart giftcard.  I was told at both stores they could not replace the TV because no one wants to ship to K-Mart/Sears as they are in bankruptcy. K-Mart East only has the giant screen models in stock. We were told to try ordering from a store in the States and ship it by ViCargo to STX.

 


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singlefin
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April 13, 2019 3:13 pm  

Home Depot has many items on their website they will not ship to the VI, PR, Guam, and sometimes a few other places. Size and weight of items is irrelevant.

For Example:                                     They have plenty of ceramic and stainless steel sinks in-stock, but will not include one you may like on their website in a shipment to the VI. You can still get what you want if you order online, ship to Paradise Freight in Florida and have them bring it to the VI (+ Paradise shipping fee)

Home Depot isn’t in bankruptcy. No one seems to know why they’ll ship some things here, but not others.

Shipping is a screwy thing here, Walmart & CVS will ship to the VI free, Amazon (no matter how much you spend) will not. Shipping policies of both large & small companies are constantly changing.


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April 13, 2019 11:04 pm  

Walmart hasn't shipped to VI for free for a couple years now, they add a shipping surcharge.  At least they ship. 

HD will not ship anything to VI from their web site.  You can special order through the local store.  I tried to get an item normally stocked at HD STT but not in STX to pickup at the STX store.  They wouldn't do store to store transfer because it wasn't normally stocked in STX.  Only way to get it was special order from STX in store, something like 8 weeks.  I bought it in the states and put it in checked luggage. 

I bought a 43" TV from Best Buy a while back, they shipped to VI, I think for free.  Bought another one from Amazon,  pleaded for the free shipping from them.


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vicanuck
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April 15, 2019 8:40 am  

You can order anything you want from anywhere and have it shipped to Paradise Freight or VI Cargo on STX and STT Cargo on STT .

I'm not sure why we have keep going over this.


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singlefin
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April 15, 2019 9:08 am  

Your right Vicanuck.

Shipping here isn’t a big deal once you grow accustomed to it. However, our new and part-time residents aren’t accustomed to waiting longer than their accustomed... and actually PAYING for shipping curls their toes.

My toes have only recently straightened out 😉


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April 15, 2019 1:53 pm  
Posted by: singlefin

Your right Vicanuck.

Shipping here isn’t a big deal once you grow accustomed to it. However, our new and part-time residents aren’t accustomed to waiting longer than their accustomed... and actually PAYING for shipping curls their toes.

My toes have only recently straightened out 😉

I'm so used to it now! Funny story: I went to Gallows Bay Hardware the other day to get a can of compressed air, something they always had in the past. Having not been able to locate it, I asked one of the guys that works there where they have it on the shelves. He replied that they can't get it anymore because its a hassle to ship it, being compressed air. I thanked him and went back to the office empty handed. Once back, I went on the computer to Amazon, order a 4 Pack and had it shipped right to my door by US Postal.


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April 15, 2019 6:20 pm  

What I don't understand is all the building horror stories like waiting nine months for new windows.  You find a reputable source in the Florida to place you order, they deliver 3-6 weeks tops to VI Cargo, one week later you have them.


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vicanuck
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April 16, 2019 8:26 am  
Posted by: Scubadoo

What I don't understand is all the building horror stories like waiting nine months for new windows.  You find a reputable source in the Florida to place you order, they deliver 3-6 weeks tops to VI Cargo, one week later you have them.

I don't understand it either. When I did my deck reno with Trex, I ordered everything from 84 Lumber and it was delivered in three weeks via Paradise Freight.


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singlefin
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April 16, 2019 2:39 pm  

The biggest issue I’ve had is with louvered doors. No one in the Continental US makes Exterior, full length, clear glass louvered doors anymore due to the designs inability to qualify for national insulating standards. 

As much as I didn’t want to, I had no choice but to go with Airmaster in Puerto Rico. I could have gone with one of two companies in St. Martin, but they were both more than double the price. No company anywhere includes hurricane rated glass. (I’m building permanently affixed hurricane shutters for all of them)

Airmaster currently has a “minimum” 4 month wait for delivery to STX.


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singlefin
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April 16, 2019 2:43 pm  

All hurricane rated windows are coming out of Florida (PGT) and they were great, manufactured in less than 4 weeks. 


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