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Strange things at Sears vacuum department
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Post# 373150   6/3/2017 at 12:29 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

Today I took a walk through Sears and noticed something weird with the vacuum department. Our store's vacuums are in the corner and uprights were along the two walls, with canisters and accessories in the middle of the area.

Today, ALL of the uprights along the wall were gone, Kenmore and other brands and the shelves had been taken down completely. The only vacuums still on display were Kenmore canisters and I think a Shark. There were a few Kenmore uprights in boxes out in the front.

I wonder what's going on. Are they going to redo the vacuum department or are they phasing out vacuums? I didn't notice anything like this in other departments, but the TV department aside it was looking pretty barren. Also the section between vacuums and electronics now is filled with dishwasher displays but they aren't really set up yet with countertops on top, etc.

Kmart's vacuum department looked the same as usual, lower end Kenmores and Hoovers, Eureka and Bissells.

I do wonder if the fact that canisters were the only vacuums on display at Sears means they aren't going to sell uprights, remember Cleva is now their supplier, and I didn't hear anything about Cleva making uprights.

Post# 373157 , Reply# 1   6/3/2017 at 13:51 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Sears is circling the proverbial drain. Consumers and vendors have written them off and It's only a matter of time before the final chapter is written. My guess is Sears will be completely gone by 2020.

Post# 373158 , Reply# 2   6/3/2017 at 14:11 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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If you don't pay your suppliers, they won't send you any more vacuums.

Post# 373170 , Reply# 3   6/3/2017 at 18:32 by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

This is irrelevant to their financial situation from what I've observed.

They could be redoing the department like they did ours, it's moved twice in two years and vacuums are now on gondola style shelves as opposed to along the wall. They expanded mattresses in ours and moved luggage to where vacuums are.

Lower volume stores don't get much except for Sharks and Eurekas and they are phasing the electronics out of those stores. They also usually don't carry Dysons in those stores.

Check electronics to see if the new arrivals for this year have started to arrive, ours has started to get them in, after CES through May is usually used to clear out old models.

You'll probably be ale to figure out if your store is a lower volume one or not from that. If it's lower volume don't be surprised if it closes.

Post# 373186 , Reply# 4   6/4/2017 at 00:44 by daknx1994 (Southern Indiana)        

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The Sears that I use to work at completely phased oUT their electronit's department and expanded their mattresses into it. I would either ask an associate or just wait and see what happens.

Post# 373187 , Reply# 5   6/4/2017 at 00:45 by daknx1994 (Southern Indiana)        

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Sorry for the typo's.

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