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Sears done with Whirlpool #4556524
10/27/17 06:47 PM
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eljefino Offline OP
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sears-whirlpool-appliances-split-partnership-after-100-years/

"Sears said that Whirlpool (WHR) was making demands that would've made it difficult to sell its appliances at a competitive price."

Could the demands be Cash-on-Delivery? laugh

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: eljefino] #4556526
10/27/17 06:51 PM
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That is not good news for me as Im not buying SK appliances. know of too many failures while my Kenmore Elites rocked on for a decade and onwards

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: eljefino] #4556540
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Sears is done with Sears.

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: OneEyeJack] #4556553
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They must engage in dumping because Home Depot and all the others do once the competition is gone the dumpers will raise the price and you will pay more for stuff that you have to buy more often

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: 4WD] #4556565
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
They must engage in dumping because Home Depot and all the others do once the competition is gone the dumpers will raise the price and you will pay more for stuff that you have to buy more often


Appliances are one of the most competitive segments. Never bought from a sears, HD or Lowes, because appliances are the one place where you can still get competitively priced us-made items from mom and pop businesses.

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: eljefino] #4556570
10/27/17 07:13 PM
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I don't know how Sears just stopped being competitive. About 10-15 years ago I bought my appliances there, even knew a sales guy I always went to. But then they got rid of free delivery and their prices were no longer competitive with Home Depot or Lowes. So I go to either. I prefer Lowes because they have next day delivery, but sometimes Home Depot runs a special buy deal.

It's funny that someone thinks Sears still has some effect on the competition. Home Depot and Lowes are the competition on prices.

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: JHZR2] #4556592
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We have one left he gives 10% off for cash free installation and haul off got a nice Maytag W&D from him and this looks like my way forward

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: eljefino] #4556596
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Our 5 family owned appliance stores are all gone. I've found Best Buy to be the Best. It used to be employer buying clubs.

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: JLawrence08648] #4556602
10/27/17 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: JLawrence08648
Our 5 family owned appliance stores are all gone. I've found Best Buy to be the Best. It used to be employer buying clubs.


Yes I got my last washer at Best Buy they beat the HD and Lowes price.

Looked at the Maytag but it didn't have a real agitator that's like having a car without an oil pump!

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: JHZR2] #4556603
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: 4WD
They must engage in dumping because Home Depot and all the others do once the competition is gone the dumpers will raise the price and you will pay more for stuff that you have to buy more often


Appliances are one of the most competitive segments. Never bought from a sears, HD or Lowes, because appliances are the one place where you can still get competitively priced us-made items from mom and pop businesses.
Mom and pop selling speed queen.


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Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: eljefino] #4556615
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Whirlpool sees the writing on the wall that Sears is going to be done, period before long. The same old death spiral that sent Montgomery Ward and K Mart to their graves.


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Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: CT8] #4556627
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My parents had a top load speed Queen washer that they got in 1970 . Nothing fancy hot, cold warm, temps, heavy duty, normal and delicate wash options, no fancy computer buttons ,it just worked and washed 2-3 loads of clothes every day for 3 decades. Dad had to replace the start switch once or twice and that was it. A few years ago we replaced a money pit front load $500.00 Whirlpool duet with a 20 year old rebuilt Speed Queen top loader that we bought for $210.00 at a used appliance shop. It works perfectly and I fully expect it to go at least a decade. A 20 year old Speed queen is 10 times the machine these overpriced fancy front loaders are. Kind of hardto find used because people do not like to get rid of them and why should they...they are so relaible. Roper is another good old brand similar to speed queen. Roper does not have all of the fancy computers either ..it just works.


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Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: BJD78] #4556657
10/27/17 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: BJD78
Whirlpool sees the writing on the wall that Sears is going to be done, period before long. The same old death spiral that sent Montgomery Ward and K Mart to their graves.


K Mart was a Sears induced grave and Sears didn't learn the lesson!


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Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: eljefino] #4556660
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Whirpool most likely wants paid prior to delivery. They do not not want to be holding the bag when Sears declares bankruptcy.

Re: Sears done with Whirlpool [Re: eljefino] #4556683
10/27/17 08:57 PM
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Sears Canada is already dead. I have a 10yo direct drive front load LG washer that works great. Right beside it lives a 46yo kenmore dryer. Avocado green and still rockin. Both can be good. Front loaders need their filters drained and cleaned.


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