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Sears
« on: January 04, 2014, 07:04:07 AM »
I was looking at a Cobajet t shirt & was wondering..... so I typed in "Ford Pinto".
Found a set of headers !

http://www.sears.com/schoenfeld-f235v-ford-pinto-headers/p-SPM7584799608?prdNo=37&blockNo=37&blockType=G37

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Re: Sears
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 07:06:54 AM »
Nice looking header.
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Re: Sears
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 08:26:03 AM »
Be careful the same brand are sold on Summit's site with this not "For tube chassis vehicles. Goes through the firewall on production vehicles." Just an FYI

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Re: Sears
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 10:09:52 AM »
Just thought it funny to see Sears selling something like this......

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Re: Sears
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 02:30:19 PM »
Maybe they're heading back to the old 'giant paper catalog' days, when they sold a little bit of everything! :)

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Re: Sears
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 02:51:24 PM »
Its just on the sears website its not sold by sears. Big companys pretty much rent out a part of their website to other companys to sell stuff on it.
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Re: Sears
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 08:36:36 PM »
Just as jeremysdad stated Sears used to sell almost everything.
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Re: Sears
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 07:33:04 PM »
There are some houses in my area that came from Sears. They were shipped by rail and came with everything including the nails. and instructions lol
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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Re: Sears
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 10:02:32 PM »
They used to sell Benelli and Aermacchi motorcycles too, rebranded under their 'Allstate' brand. We had a couple, they were utter dogs as compared to Japanese bikes of the time though.

I bought of all things Mickey Thompson 7" wide drag race slicks once from JC Penney's, they had them stocked physically in the stores, unreal.

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Re: Sears
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 12:47:15 PM »
Check amazon.com for Pinto headers.   8)

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Re: Sears
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 01:26:42 PM »
They also sold a moped with pinto as the model,forget the maker.I think it was puch or something.
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Re: Sears
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 07:03:49 PM »
Sears also sold Allstate motorcycles, which were Italian Aermacchi, ugly, ugly bikes but we abused a couple for a long time. One weird one (250) with one cylinder directly behind the other and both dead vertical. The single 124cc. was my introduction into 4 stroke technology, pulled apart it had rings broken in more pieces than I could count. Still ran but hard to start, we dirt tracked with it. Fixed rings and back into the dirt she went.

We also had a Riverside motorcycle (Montgomery Ward) that was a Benelli as well. Back then people bought on the cheap and then realized they were ugly and they went to better bike mostly Japanese. As a consequence you could find the oddball ones for a pittance and often in excellent condition.

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Re: Sears
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2014, 07:37:49 PM »
There are some houses in my area that came from Sears. They were shipped by rail and came with everything including the nails. and instructions lol

I'm pretty sure the house that we're in came from Sears. Seriously. If it looks like a kit, barks like a kit...and deteriorates like a kit...must be a kit house. :D lol

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Re: Sears
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2014, 06:43:18 AM »
Sears in the 1950's marketed Henry J cars as Allstates. You see them at car shows from time to time.

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Re: Sears
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2014, 03:55:50 AM »
Dad had two Henry Js there for a while, one was intended to become drag car but never did. The other we drove for a while.

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Re: Sears
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 06:36:29 PM »
Gone are the days. Sears is circling the drain and rightfully so; the place is falling apart as a business and it's obvious to me as a customer. I can only imagine all the hand-wringing at management level.

I stood at the registers today for 40 minutes while:

1.) I waited for customers ahead of me to check out. Each checkout took at least 5-10min,
2.) the register locked-up and erased my gift card balance before the sale was completed.
3.) The more experienced cashier that was helping realized it was her lunch time, said "sorry," to my cashier, and simply walked away.
4.) My cashier called an internal help number, explained the problem to someone, was put on hold, and then told that nobody was available to help and to leave a message.
5.) A manager finally showed up and eventually did the transaction manually minus the gift card amount that got erased, saying something to the effect "hopefully this shows up on an accounting sheet as okay."
6.) A line of 15+ people accumulated while I was standing there and
7.) the one cashier not having problems, upon being asked if he/they needed another person to come help, said "nah, we can handle it" as the line just got longer.
8.) They were out of the tools I really wanted and there were red tags and empty shelves all over the place.
9.) All the Craftsman hand tools say "Made in China" in VERY small print on the back like they don't want you to notice that Americans somewhere lost their jobs when production went overseas.

I feel bad for the people working there that are going to get a surprise layoff when the end comes.
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Re: Sears
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2014, 09:16:17 PM »
That's just a downright shame..
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Re: Sears
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2014, 03:19:02 AM »
65Shelby, that all sounds like what was a 'normal' day at O'Reilly Auto Parts......... .............I kid you not. After 3 years I could take no more, knowing that I was going nowhere at 500 mph. The higher up you went the worse it got. The chain is just so messed up with ridiculous ideas that absolutely do not work in the real world at all. I watched so many people walk out when you get a customer that has learned to milk the system and then chokes you while you spend an hour looking for unobtanium parts that do not exist. Required to take care of every customer with every single request he makes even though they may be totally unrational requests. Two guys there usually, both of you get a customer like that each and the store came to a halt, try to shortchange customer to take care of others and you got instant writeup for not taking care of him. A lose/lose situation, I was an idiot to stay as long as I did.

Computer systems locked up routinely, you could not check pricing or part availability at other stores or warehouse. The help they gave you as 'trained' was unable to be able to discern whether customer requests were logical and we could make money on them vs. absolute waste of time and money, no matter anyway they wanted you to pursue money losing requests same as if big profit on them. I spent commonly 3 hours a day chasing rare parts that could not be had simply because customer insisted they had bought them there in the past. Or customer who then says too high after you spend all afternoon on it. Lists of up to 50 parts that always turned out to be waste of time, the number of people who will not lift a finger to research what is in their best interest simply dumped it on parts guy and then griped to manager when they didn't get part in their hands. Whether the part even existed did not even come up in the later questioning, all they could see was 'you didn't help the customer'. The company wastes literally millions a year at all stores doing that, why their prices are so totally out of sight now. Take Focus coil bought just last week, part store price $50, Amazon $24, no tax, no shipping. Same exact part number and maker. Most other parts about the same difference. Stat housing gasket last week, my price $.90, part store $5. It now pays to wait.......... ...........

As a child I remember Sears and the well-oiled machine it was at Christmas. I wrote them off when they combined with K-Mart, the beginning of the end. Haven't been in one since intentionally, the occasional wander through has me grimacing at the store and prices.