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Best Place to Buy Appliances? Shop at Sears Online!

Updated on July 2, 2018
Sears & Roebuck coffee cup
Sears & Roebuck coffee cup | Source

What does Sears sell besides appliances?

What do you think of when you think of Sears? Do you remember the name Sears & Roebuck? Sears has been around for a long time and has a solid reputation for appliances. Many people think of Sears as an appliance store with well-known brand names such as Kenmore, Whirlpool, and General Electric, or GE. The truth is, Sears does have great appliances, with service to back them up. I have experienced this kind of quality personally.

This department store offers more, though, such as clothing and jewelry, often discounted, for the whole family. In addition, Sears carries a varied selection of toys, electronics, bedding, tools, furniture, a wide variety of home products (such as kitchen gadgets), and much more.

A page from Sears & Roebuck catalog 1912
A page from Sears & Roebuck catalog 1912 | Source

Remember catalogs from Sears & Roebuck?

Sears, formerly known as Sears & Roebuck after its original founders, has built a solid reputation for more than a century. Founded in 1886, Sears peddled its merchandise only through mail-order catalogs, not opening its first store until several years after the turn of the century. Check out the old ad from 1912 advertising ladies' pins and babies' pins, plus even advertising at the bottom Santa Claus loading his sleigh in the toy apartment. Sears was much bigger than it is now, but it still has much to offer.

When I was a child, the company was still regularly sending out its two-inch thick catalogs. The one I always waited for with anticipation was, of course, the one-inch thick Christmas edition, which always included page after page of toys. My brothers and I would look through the catalog, focusing on the toy section, and mark the toys we liked by earmarking pages, hoping that our parents would buy our treasures for Christmas--dolls, Barbie accessories, sports equipment, and many other dreams of a child.

Sears eventually traded one media for another, as advertising on paper and through catalogs became a thing of the past while the internet became another avenue for advertising, and the catalogs became more trouble than they were worth, it seems (but not for me as a child!) and were eventually discontinued.

The quality and value of Sears

Internet shopping does provide the opportunity to shop from home in the comfort of your own couch. When I was fitting my house with appliances a few years ago, I shopped the old-fashioned way, running from store to store to find the best value for the best price. Interestingly, I did end up going back to Sears to purchase my refrigerator, washer, and dryer, as they had the best quality and value overall on brands I trusted—with free delivery and set-up!

So perhaps my past, my childhood of eagerly waiting for that Sears & Roebuck catalog to come in, imprinted in me the quality that Sears imparted. After all of the years of waiting for Sears to enthrall me as a child, Sears continued to draw me in as an adult.


Online discounts at Sears

Internet shopping often offers additional discounts that might not be found in the physical store. Many stores offer regular discounts online, in addition to accepting coupon codes to further the savings of the customer. Sears is no exception. Online Sears coupons and sales can save customers up to 50% off daily specials sometimes.

I still look to my local Sears store for special sales, and I depend on them for quality items, such as tools and appliances. I know that this tried and true store is at least an option for finding affordable and quality goods.

© 2012 Victoria Lynn


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