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Old 06-25-2014, 10:44 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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Originally Posted by Garethe View Post
The logo alone is on life support. Only a week ago I was staring at that plain, boring, tired, box letter JC Penney sign thinking about how sad it looked. I shop there less and less, they need serious rebranding if they want to stay alive.
I wonder what percentage of the American public is shallow enough to avoid stores based on the individual store logos?

Originally Posted by Garthur View Post
I can get anything that I can think off off the internet and at half the price and get it in 3 days or less. If I have to drive to a store and I factor in gas and operating expense of the car, it's far cheaper to buy on the internet.
I can't get service off the internet. I can't get a knowledgeable salesperson (which some departments at Sears and Penney actually do have) to help with a purchase or answer questions on the internet. I can't feel the weight of wooden blinds on the internet, or gauge the heft of a garden tool.

The internet is great if you're all-knowing and all-powerful ... or if you don't care that you might have to return a purchase because the product looked different in reality than it did in the pretty little picture on the computer screen.

I just purchased a small tool at Sears (I was in town any way) and had to wait in line at the cash register for 10 mins because they only had one person checking people out. Every time I go there, I tell myself that I will never go back. I have never gotten in and out quickly.
You poor thing. Such a hardship!
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:47 PM
Location: Chandler, AZ
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JC Penney as well as Macy's are in trouble so keep an eye on them.
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Old 05-15-2020, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Marv1985 View Post
JC Penney as well as Macy's are in trouble so keep an eye on them.
Penney files for Chapter 11 protection (5/15). Store closings imminent. I guess time will tell how many total stores will go under (I didn't see {or overlooked} any hard projections in the articles I looked at).
I have a nostalgic appreciation for JC Penney, so I hope to some degree, they can survive the viral pandemic.. and I dread a dept store marketplace w/only Wal*Marts and dollar stores..
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