Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 01:54 am
Does LandsEnd have a future, now that Sears has taken it over?

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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 08:49 am
Maybe, but I never liked LandsEnd stuff (except for the catalog). The quality isn't very high, so it's probably perfect for Sears.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 09:15 am
Faint praise, indeed. Perfect for Sears.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 09:22 am
Oh. That is rude, isn't it. I'm sorry.

I like Sears for some things... their Craftsman tools are great. My daughter and I bought great matching blue spangled dresses there for Y2K celebrations. It's not my store of choice though and LandsEnd has never been a catalog I save. I'd rather go for LL Bean. Just a little bit more, better sales, and they guarantee the quality.
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hebba
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 10:05 am
Gee and I thought that this was a thread about Lands End in Cornwall.What a disappointment.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 10:06 am
Coulda worked up a good Arthurian thread from that . . .

Uther Pendragon, wearied from the seige of Tintagal, goes into a Sears looking for a Duke of Cornwall costume for the next fancy dress party . . .
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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 10:27 am
Uhm, Lands End in Cornwall would be much nicer.

All he can find are brown sweaters, most with gold zig-zags on them. "Wha?" He says to self, "This is not what I need. I'm looking for something gray as fog, with sturdy boots for the rocky escarpments"....
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 11:19 am
Craftsman socket tools are as good as any. When they hang a motor on a tool - watch out!
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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 11:44 am
We had an outboard motor made by Sears that lasted forever. It was sort of an ugly green, but oh well....
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New Haven
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 01:13 pm
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I don't buy LandsEnd at Sears, but I do order over the phone to LandsEnd at their 800 number.

I like all their stuff and I've found their reps to be very sincere and nice.

As far as Sears is concerned, I've found them to be a junk store both in the past and in the present.

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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 03:16 pm
Really? Have you ever compared their stuff to LL Bean? I was burned a couple of times with Lands End products -- fabric not as nice as expected or no lining where I'd have thought ANYBODY would put a lining. IT was all sent back. Then a friend bought winter coats for all her kids from there one year. None of them held together. Her kids looked like raggamuffins by February! I've shunned them ever since. Maybe they're different now, but I'm pleased with Beans and Eddie Bauer for casual clothes so why change?
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sumac
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 10:42 pm
Sears is certainly a couple cuts above a junk store - Walmart and K=Mart are junk stores. Their Kenmore appliances are good.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 10:47 pm
There's a big Land's End outlet on State Street in Madison, and when I was Poor, that was about the only place I could afford to buy anything. Got everything from shoes to towels there, and still have a lot of it. If they sell it for $20, and it's worth $10, I still got a deal if it was $2. Smile (Like towels with monograms -- even found some that were MY initials. Very Happy)
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 11:56 pm
Jeez

Another one enticed with thoughts of Cornwall Sad
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2002 08:42 am
I'd go there... much preferred! I once roamed the ruins of Tintagel on a brisk afternoon in June. Lovely place. Then there East and West Looe. I Liked Cheddar too.... is that still Cornwall??

I remember the "Steepest Grade" Hill as well. Yikes.
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hebba
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2002 09:26 am
I was on a geology field trip to Lands End once and spent the whole time staring at the waves.
I should have read oceanography.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2002 09:39 am
Walked from St. Just to Land's End in ... well, it was the year of great railway strike.
However, I haven't to the place itself: too much crowded by tourist. (The coastal path was terrific - especially for a young boy like me :wink:

Now, as an old boy, Land's End's jeans suits me best.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2002 10:13 am
Walter - you buy from Land's End? Aren't you in Germany?

Hebba -- so you don't remember the geology of it? I wondered if it were related to something in America, the way the Isle of Skye is related to New England. I can't remember quite how it's fits, just the odd fact.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2002 10:17 am
I'm from Germany (and still live here :wink: ) and I buy from Land's End here:

Wellcome to Land's End Germany
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2002 10:23 am
That's impressive! They are smart to offer that to you. I doubt my favorites do.

You buy only the jeans?
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