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    The Death of K-Mart?

    K-haos at K-Mart? Pictures reveal half-empty shelves, overflowing trash cans and tired displays of merchandise at one of America's largest chains

    "Overflowing trash cans, half-empty shelves and gloomy lighting over uncared for displays - as far as attracting customers goes, this is far from 'K-mart smart'.
    Brian Sozzi at Belus Capital Advisors headed to several of the discount retailer's stores to show just how sorry a state they are in."

    "Mr Sozzi describes the stores, at unknown locations across the U.S., as 'borderline unsafe' and 'dreadful to visit'.
    The snaps reveal displays of stock with shelves half-empty, looking tired and unappealing to customers, along with exposed wires and heaps of trash."


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2jm4ed0ta

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    I've always avoided the one in my town in summer because it's so hot in the store and very few checkers. They also quit carrying groceries, but had a really good bakery and good meat prices for quite awhile.

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    IIRC, Kmart and Sears filed for bankruptcy some time ago. We no longer have Kmart where I live. Sears may be hanging on by a thread.

    Okay, here is the wiki page, looks like the last update on the Kmart "appearance" was in the '90's (that is obvious), and bankruptcy was filed in 2002. Many Kmart and Sears stores began closing in 2011. (I take it that any left will be closing too if stock is depleted, hand made signs are up, and very few employees left working, just a matter of slowly liquidating, imo.)

    Kmart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Never liked that store.
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    Have one near me that is beautiful, new and clean. I love the wide isles. But they never have what I'm looking for


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    I visited the one in Albany, Oregon last week. The one they had in Eugene is long gone.

    I made a few purchases, the prices were good, the shelves were stocked and orderly, and the employees VERY helpful. Maybe some of the other stores need a manager like the one in Albany?

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    My Kmart is not that bad. The clothes are ugly for women. I like the purse section. I like the Kmart points thing, I always seem to have a few dollars to put towards something, and I don't even shop there that much.

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    I shop Kmart online...I get the leggings I wear (if I continually check) for about $4.00 a pair...black, patterned, etc. I mean, that's ALL I wear lol, and have become known for my wild and crazy leggings I just buy jumbo t-shirts to wear with them...
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    I worked at KMart many many moons ago and they were horrible to their employees.
    SInce that time, I have never been back to KMart.

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    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/mon...8/-/index.html

    Kmart to open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day
    Customers can shop until 11 p.m. on Black Friday
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -

    Forget Turkey. This Thanksgiving, you can shop at Kmart for 41 hours straight -- starting at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day until 11 p.m. on Black Friday.


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    Seems to me like K-Mart has been in its death throes for a number of years now. Frankly, I'm surprised that they, and Sears are still in business. I sure do miss the blue light specials....

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    I happen to like my local KMart.
    Close and convenient.
    I go there for small appliances, got a great deal on my small flat screen.
    Magnavox- great sound BTW. I read reviews. $159.

    Clothing, I buy good quality T shirts, heavy cotton. Turtlenecks to layer.
    PJ's, underwear.

    "Basics" and "route 66". Have one on now.
    Can't beat it for the price.
    I also buy incidentals, like lamp shades and hardware.

    I would hate to see them go byebye.


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    Lee jeans.

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    So, when the only stores left are Macy's and WalMart, what will they charge then?

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    The K-Mart closest to me is dirty and disorganized. There are never many cashiers working and the lines are always horrendous. I only go there as a last resort.

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