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Sears stopped accepting American Express

When to buy some things at sears and when I got to the register the employee told me that they where not accepting AMEX anymore!! 



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Re: Sears stopped accepting American Express

sounds like penny wise pound foulish to me... Granted they only have a small time left imo, they are dragging this out way to long sell craftman and disolve or something alone those lines

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They sold Craftsman to Stanley Black & Decker a couple years ago I think...
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Death by a 1000 papercuts method is the one they chose.  I think it's just the fact that those of us that grew up in the mega mall era dread the thought of going into one these days let alone if you have kids and wrangling them while dealing with a crowd would be a total PITA.  The flagship stores don't really have any appeal over just ordering it online from them as well.  Sears was basically the anchor equivelent of K-Mart with the addition of appliances and tools.  

 

Toys R Us is making a comeback though post BK... only 10K SQ FT stores though instead of the mega stores they had before.  That's more of a nostalgia kind of store than Sears.  

 

*shrug*  I just prefer to be anti social about shopping for things and sticking to a list online is easier than the ADD distractions of going B&M and walking around.

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@PicoFico wrote:
They sold Craftsman to Stanley Black & Decker a couple years ago I think...

Sears sold Craftsman to B&D in 2017...

 

...but that doesn't seem to be stopping Sears from using the "Craftsman" name: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sears-stanley-black/sears-is-sued-over-craftsman-brand-idUSKCN1QO...

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Somehow I think Amex will view this as a smaller loss than having lost CostCo.

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@TheRationalConsumer wrote:

Somehow I think Amex will view this as a smaller loss than having lost CostCo.


Costco was a partnership and exclusivity not just some retailer dropping their acceptance.

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@Isacking97 wrote:

When to buy some things at sears and when I got to the register the employee told me that they where not accepting AMEX anymore!! 


Give it a few years. Sears won't be accepting Visa, MC, Discover, or cash either. It's a minor miracle they haven't joined Toys-R-Us in memoryland yet.

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The last time I remember being in a Sears was when my mother dragged me there for school clothing, I remember toughskins.

 

That should say something about their brand.

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I didn’t even know that sears was still around. 🤔 so I guess the positive is that they still accept MC/Visa.
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