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McComb Sears to close

Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011 3:00 pm

McComb’s first Sears store opened on Main Street in 1941. More than 70 years later, the franchise will close shop in the city.

The McComb store in Edgewood Mall is one of 79 stores across the country and three in Mississippi slated for closure, according to a list released by Sears Holding Corp. Thursday. The company also will close its locations at Metrocenter Mall in  Jackson and in Columbus.

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  • Anonymous Comment posted at 9:50 am on Wed, Jan 11, 2012.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    I will miss Sears. Their customer service is not an issue for me because I shop at Wal-Mart and Lowes where finding help takes 10 minutes.

    Since StatCare, we have to go out of town to see a movie and with the absence of Sears, our options for 'quality' clothing and appliances is limited. Sad news but applicable to a city that's fading.

    -CCal

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 4:08 pm on Fri, Jan 6, 2012.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    Hate to see sears go, but i was in covington's hardware in summit the other day and seen they now carry craftsman tools.

     
  • Juliegirl posted at 12:00 pm on Fri, Jan 6, 2012.

    Juliegirl Posts: 3

    I agree that they needed better customer service. I went in there multiple time looking for things(mostly in lawn and garden) and never got an employee that was willing to help me. Once, i couldn't even get her to stop talking and laughing with another employee to help me. Regardless of whether or not they had training to work in this depertment, they were not doing there jobs. The first time, i just assumed she was busy and having a bad day but when this happens multiple times, it becomes a problem.
    I did have one empolyee that was very nice and helpful (almost overly, haha!) when was looking at buying a dryer. But, having one employee out of the many that I have dealt with, is not a good way to do things.

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 8:57 pm on Tue, Jan 3, 2012.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    Once worked at Sears here, and I have to take issue with one of the comments here. I know the people there. They are good people and MUST HAVE TRAINING AND PASS A TEST BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SELL IN SOME DEPARTMENTS like electronics, and appliances to mention only two. It is obvious that j.r. roberts is a disgruntled customer. Well, if you don't like the place, don't shop there, but they are much more knowledgeable there than the only other place to buy televisions in McComb. Ask a person in Wal-mart what is the resolution of a particular television, the difference between HDTV and SDTV, or even whether or not they have an item in stock and see what kind of customer service you get.
    McComb has "run off" Wal-mart's only competition (unless you count Dollar General and Fred's.) Be ready to bow down to the company that has the power to block competitors from coming to McComb. Our town is dying. Call the priest for the last rites.

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 2:08 pm on Tue, Jan 3, 2012.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    Sears has not strive to keep up with ever changing marketing.. Tools,appliances and hardware is what kept them afloat , but other businesses have started to carry the same style products at a much cheaper price with equal or better quality. U have to keep people's attention. They relied heavily on people applying for that awful revolving credit store card ,then entice them to max it out. Well the pay off is"U are losing business" - C dog

    Edited by staff.

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 8:34 pm on Mon, Jan 2, 2012.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    I reallly hate that Sears is closing it's doors. I was so happy when they opened.

    My family has purchased everything that they could from Sears for YEARS.

    I have purchased everything that I've needed there since the store has been there.

    With much sorrow, good bye Sears. :(

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 8:22 pm on Mon, Jan 2, 2012.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    I agree with JR Roberts, the last few times I have been in Sears, I have been VERY unimpressed with their employees who act as if they could care less about the customers or if you buy anything. I had reached the point where I did not plan to go back in there for any reason due to those problems and problems with the service people trying to make money off me.-Agree with JR ROBERTS

    Edited by staff.

     
  • Richard Farnsworth posted at 12:46 pm on Mon, Jan 2, 2012.

    Richard Farnsworth Posts: 501

    Employees on cell phones is correct...as are cashiers who arent at their registers,associates who dont know anything about their products...Lowes and WalMArt will pick up the slack without a bimple...there is a limited amount of money out there to spend....stores(and their employees) are going to have to work harder to get enough of it to stay open...or close like Sears is...

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 9:45 am on Mon, Jan 2, 2012.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    j.r.roberts gave the clearest picture about that store. That is the TRUE story about what has been going on there.Too bad about people being without jobs, but most of them (not all) did not actuall WORK. They just gathered and chatted. Like somebody said, whoever is last to leave town, please just turn off the lights.

     
  • RickJames posted at 3:10 pm on Sun, Jan 1, 2012.

    RickJames Posts: 38

    I remember when the sears opened in the mall in 99. I got to meet Payton Manning. I got him to take a picture with me and sign a rookie card :)

     
  • everydayreader posted at 7:52 am on Sat, Dec 31, 2011.

    everydayreader Posts: 8

    I hate to lose Sears, my family has purchased things there for years. However, this is McComb's opportunity to SHOP LOCAL! Almost every item they sell, perhaps in another brand, can be found in locally owned stores--appliances, tools, clothing, shoes, jewelry--and I guarantee you, if the locally owned store doesn't have it, they will begin stocking it for customers. I have begun to try REALLY hard to shop local, and I have found the prices to be at least competitive, and usually MUCH better than the ones on the "low low price" internet!

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 11:27 pm on Fri, Dec 30, 2011.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    No more SEARS, no movie theater... Last one out of town, just turn out the light.

    -david

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 10:12 pm on Fri, Dec 30, 2011.

    Anonymous Comment Posts: 2455

    the reson mccomb sears is closing is due to the poor mangement and uncerned employes who spent most of their time with personal phone calls not concerned with customer needs also the sales people in tools and applances did not have a clue about the product they was suppose to be selling..I am not surprised that the store is closing.

    -j.r.roberts

     
  • roy thomas posted at 5:01 pm on Fri, Dec 30, 2011.

    roy thomas Posts: 47

    An informative story but, I see no mention of when the store is scheduled to close.

     

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