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Old 10-01-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Default I miss Montgomery Wards

I can remember about 8 or 9 years ago reading about how Wards was working on improving their customer service to compete with the newer electronics superstores like Circuit City. I remember thinking, I would never want to shop at Wards for a stereo.

But today I would love to go in there again. They had everything. Basically sort of like Sears. It was sad when they closed their Crossroads location. (I assume that all stores closed at the same time). I don't even remember if they had other locations in San Antonio, no doubt some of the older malls if so. I can remember going there with my parents at various times as a child shopping for clothes, shoes, appliances, carpet, etc.

In their later years I bought a couple of watches there from their jewelry department. I remember their staff being very helpful and knowledgeable. They had customer service down pat.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I loved Montgomery Wards!! I got my first TV and stereo from there. My parents always shopped there and when I got married, that's where we got our appliances and furniture. They had a little bit of everything.

You never know what you've got till it's gone.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Natalia
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We were Monkey Ward fans and bought loads of crap from the Westlakes Mall location when we first married. I was sad to see them go.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Yeah! Good ole' "Monkey Wards"!!! I so miss them They gave me my first credit card If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be where I am today

Moderator cut: profanity Credit card junk maill!! Moderator cut: profanity

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Old 10-01-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Yep, they got a ton a business from my bunch!! My first Lazy Boy Recliners (JUNK) !! My only bad memory of it. Remember when Swiss Colony was in there. Seemed like it didn't start as Swiss Colony but changed to it. Anyway, the earlier one had big crocks of spreadable sharp cheddar ! They were huge 1/2 gallon or so and cheap. Then they changed and the party was over!
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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The Wards at Crossroads/wonderland was the best one, it seems once it left the mall it has been downhill since then.
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Yeah! Good ole' "Monkey Wards"!!! I so miss them They gave me my first credit card If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be where I am today...
Montgomery Wards gave me my first credit card ($410 limit) back in 1977. I was sorry to see them go...especially when they owed me 4 more oil changes on a package I bought! When I worked at Sears back in 1971-72, they used to tell us that if we missed up we'd end up working at Monkey Wards!
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Yep, they got a ton a business from my bunch!! My first Lazy Boy Recliners (JUNK) !! My only bad memory of it. Remember when Swiss Colony was in there. Seemed like it didn't start as Swiss Colony but changed to it. Anyway, the earlier one had big crocks of spreadable sharp cheddar ! They were huge 1/2 gallon or so and cheap. Then they changed and the party was over!
Your Lazy Boy's prolly turned into junk, cuz you sat in them watching T.V., while eating all that spreadable cheeze. LOL

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The Wards at Crossroads/wonderland was the best one, it seems once it left the mall it has been downhill since then.
Agree on that

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Montgomery Wards gave me my first credit card ($410 limit) back in 1977. I was sorry to see them go...especially when they owed me 4 more oil changes on a package I bought! When I worked at Sears back in 1971-72, they used to tell us that if we missed up we'd end up working at Monkey Wards!
$410.......$410...........??? Moderator cut: profanity I only got $380 limit!!! Moderator cut: profanity

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Old 10-01-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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The Wards at Crossroads/wonderland was the best one, it seems once it left the mall it has been downhill since then.
Agree...it was definitely larger than the Westlakes Mall store. Also agree on the downhill since then.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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I always thought the Wards at Windsor was the largest in town. It was really very nice right at the end, they had just remodeled the store. They used lots of stainless steel, chrome and glass in the update, it looked pretty upscale in the end. Is it just me or did the Windsor store also have a wendy's inside of it?
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