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Is it the end for Sears?



I live in a country where malls are still very much a thing. A lot of people shop online (I'm one of them) but we still regularly go to the mall to buy groceries, eat out, watch a movie, and shop. I'm actually quite surprised malls are disappearing in the US at this rate whereas in my country, new malls pop up almost every year.

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Capitalism is dying, that's what's happening. Death of malls all over the world is a hot topic for last year or so. Those with better management are adjusting to customer's new needs, those who are not open to changes are dying. 

I've read an interesting article about this topic the other day, I think it was Business Insider,  explaining how malls with hundreds of stores are not what people need and that in order to survive they should reorganize to fulfill other community needs besides commerce. I couldn't agree more.

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Tyson Bareet

It’s hard to see why they haven’t all closed. They don’t market well, they don’t carry things most people want, their prices aren’t all that competitive and all brick and mortar chains are under assault what with online shopping and Amazon and such rather than Sears and Kmart stores.

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Lili Shtupp

Honestly speaking, I would still prefer going to the mall than shopping online. Why? When buying clothes online, you can't see if  the dress fits you or if it really looks good on you when you actually wear it unlike when you buy at the mall where there are a lot of choices to choose from and you can fit all the clothes that you want in the fitting room. Same with gadgets where there are a lot of shops to choose where the quality product should be bought. It's not that I'm not totally okay with buying online. I mean, yeah it's convenient but you have to wait days before it can be delivered to your house, right? Btw, I also shop online but only those products that are not available at the mall. I can tell you all the pros and cons of it all day, but at the end of the day it would still depend on the person's preference. 

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Eve Harrington

I respect your opinion and please don't get me wrong, but there are still several people where they would still want to go to the malls (including me) to shop. It gives me a soothing mind just going there, looking and joining people buying stuffs. I don't know why but that's what i do when I unwind. 

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I saw a Vice video covering a Sears Manager. It was sad to see him tell the camera that he feels like a captain of a sinking ship. He's absolutely true if you think about it, but that's capitalism for you.

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They are in pretty rough shape right now. I hope they make it though, there are still those who prefer to buy stuff from brick and mortar stores.

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