for that guy to buy the sears kenmore name, will NOT get me back into any stores that reopen.
kenmore appliances are Whirlpool, god only knows all the other places to buy whirlpool products. there will always be a service company to repair anything made by whirlpool.
in fact, several mom'pop stores and other larger retailers here, also have thier own service depts.
if anything at all, maybe sears will "return" as an online only retailer.
then any major appliance someone buys, will be shipped to a trucking company for deliveries.
when i was in my earlier years of driving, i was with ComTrans, (a company driver division of North American Van Lines) and i had to pick up a full trailer load from Whirlpool (forget where the factory was, i am only guessing it was in OH) and had to deliver them to CA, via the dreaded Rte 6 by-pass in Vail CO.I have seen a few Kenmore appliances that were built by GE but very few. I repaired two Kenmore appliances that were in fact GE built. The parts I found fit GE models also.
I had not thought about Sears being an online retailer but that makes sense with so much online shopping.
i sold off nearly all my mechanics tools, long ago.hopefully lowes does something decent with craftsman, the last decade of chinese craftsman have killed a lot of loyalty, but if i could walk into a brick and mortar for us made tools again, id jump all over it.
You are correct on Whirlpool in Ohio, we have 3 different ones here in N.W. Ohio, And you didn't like the bypass in Co. don't know what ya talking about driver lolwhen i was in my earlier years of driving, i was with ComTrans, (a company driver division of North American Van Lines) and i had to pick up a full trailer load from Whirlpool (forget where the factory was, i am only guessing it was in OH) and had to deliver them to CA, via the dreaded Rte 6 by-pass in Vail CO.
i fully remember that trip, taking that by-pass, due to a jerkwad JB Hunt driver, backing out of the Eisenhower tunnel....and i had a quick decision to make....lol
then we have always had Kenmore appliances and the repairman (Sears) told us each appliance we had were Whirlpools..
can't say we ever had any other branded appliance from Sears..
good to know, other makers were in on that deal.
if i recall, it was my first time going west on that upper route, as opposed to I-40...You are correct on Whirlpool in Ohio, we have 3 different ones here in N.W. Ohio, And you didn't like the bypass in Co. don't know what ya talking about driver lol
It was "interesting" times..How the heck did you raise those big guys in a one bathroom house???
I loved the old Sears. I have a 1982 Craftsman GT18 garden tractor that's mowed, hauled, plowed snow for 35 years with a belt replacement being the only repair, still going strong. I can still remember the small town Sears salesman I dealt with, his name was Frank and he was a great guy. After we shopped Sears we'd go next door to a small family owned department store that had a lunch counter and grab some lunch. It was an enjoyable leisurely experience. It's all gone now. All that matters now is cell phones. It's sad.
I still have a 73 SS16/ 2cyl Onan, my dad bought, never removed a cylinder head, cut 10 billion acres.
My brother and his wife had 38 and 39 yrs in management with Sears, did very well on their profit sharing
and retirement, retired about the same time I did.
We had an 8 HP tiller on the 3 point hitch with it, can't remember what ever came of that thing.