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Re: Local home town sears store.
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2017, 07:36:08 PM »
I had to exchange a broken socket at Sears today. I asked what would be changing now that Craftsman had been sold. The clerk said there wouldn't be any changes at least for now. There were two clerks there and they both said they expect the Craftsman part to improve. Stanley is planning on building at least two factories here in the USA. For now Sears will be the only place to exchange tools under warranty. They also said they expect more tools to be available under the Craftsmen name. I hope that's true.

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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2017, 07:59:10 PM »
I hope they keep on taking craftsman tools back.
I really don't like sears washing machine and things like that. But the wife stopped into a small town sears store and they had a chest freezer with a dent in it. Real cheap. Had i about 8 years and still going,so far.
But Roxie is right. We bought our appliances new back in 2000 when we had the house built. We have had some problems with the washer,some normal wear items,but each time they tell us it's worth it to fix it. We happened to buy decent appliances,without knowing it.
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Re: Local home town sears store.
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2017, 12:58:56 AM »
Our Sears location has closed down too! A lot more will be closing nationwide. Unfortunate!
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2017, 01:18:34 AM »
At one time I thought they had one of the best garden tractors.
Today I would not even take the time to look one over.

 

 
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2017, 08:33:06 AM »
At one time I thought they had one of the best garden tractors.
Today I would not even take the time to look one over.

 

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Those garden tractors were beasts: Powerful, heavy duty, dependable and easy to work on.  I bought a later model and still using it after 30+ years.  I stopped by a home owned Sears and saw a heavily discounted 2016 Craftsman garden tractor which I brought home with me.  It has all the bells and whistles/safety gadgets and a five year extended warranty (as it will not be easy to work on).  I think it will last the rest of my adult mowing life.  And it will pull the implements that fit my old one. 

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Re: Local home town sears store.
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 04:31:06 PM »
Mary's folks lived in a 3 story house that was bought from Sears.
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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2017, 06:54:26 PM »
At one time I thought they had one of the best garden tractors.
Today I would not even take the time to look one over.

 

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Do you know who made them for Sears? Wheel Horse maybe.
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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 06:59:40 PM »
Or roper

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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2017, 10:06:52 PM »
Yep Roper made them. David Bradly made the first Sears tractors. I have
a Roper and it's one of my very best tractors.
It's an oldie... I think whirlpool makes them now.

 

 

Roper was a manufacturer of lawn and garden equiment in the US during the latter half of the 20th Century. Roper began building outdoor power equipment in 1966 when the George D. Roper Company purchased the former David Bradley manufacturing works from Sears. Roper continued to supply lawn equipment to Sears for the next thirty years. In 1989, Roper was purchased by General Electric (GE) and Roper outdoor unit was sold to AB Electrolux. Roper became part of their American Yard Products (AYP) division which included the Husqvarna brand. This division was later established as its own company using the Husqvarna name
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 07:14:15 AM »
dose anyone remember the GE electric lawn tractor? from the mid 70's. an idea that may have been way before its time

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Re: Local home town sears store.
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2017, 08:33:55 AM »
Jacobsen made many Sears/Craftsman mowers in the 70's.  Of course they also made many other brands.  Just changed the paint color and logos.
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2017, 08:48:28 AM »
dose anyone remember the GE electric lawn tractor? from the mid 70's. an idea that may have been way before its time

I had a few of the electrics. They really had some power for electric.
But when it came time to change the battery's I gave them up.
I still have parts of them laying around. General Electric made them.
Wheel Horse also painted them red and sold them.

 

  
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