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You think DE's are good guitars? So, buy one. ;)
On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 9:48:36 AM UTC-5, notbob wrote:
They're not Dan Electro guitars, they're Danelectro guitars.
You lose a little credibility when you call them Dan Electro guitars.
Almost makes one think that you don't know what you are talking about.
I stand by what I sed, above.
I jes played a Danelectro/Silvertone, a guitar I gave my friend new
high-end strings to re-string it with. He re-strung it, I played it.
The strings were worth more than the guitar!
I also read that wiki link of "Danelectro" guitar players. provided.
Note that most of the players listed owned Sivertone/Danelectro gear
early in their career, much like myself (cheap!). After they started
making some $$$$, they rarely touched one, again. (Except fer the
"hipsters" that think that "lipstick" pup is all that)
My buddy keeps his cuz it has "sentimental value". That's the only
value it has. Again, it's basically junk! ;)
But will they still be made in USA or will the
just be the same stuff Harbor Freight sells only
with a higher price tag?
The nearest Northern Tool to me is 600 miles
away. There's a Harbor Freight in the same
block as Home Depot and Lowes to the north and I
drive past another one on the way to Home Depot
and Lowes to the south. On the other hand, the
closest place to buy tools is a Home Depot with
no nearby Lowes or Harbor Freight--there was a
Sears across the street though.
Snap-On does come to work to service the
helicopter mechanics and maintenance staff--I
suppose I should find out their schedule.
Harbor Freight's store brand wrenches have a
nice finish and lifetime warranty as well.
Open stock is a big benefit of Sears--at HF
it's a set or nothing.
Hard to say, a lot of Craftsman is not made in the USA now. I wonder if
the Sears "Companion" brand is made by Craftsman.
I would say stick with HF. A life time warranty is not worth much if it
costs you more to have it replaced under warranty than simply buying a
And Having said that I could no longer fine the "Northern" brand
wrenches on the Northern Freight web site. That might be an in store
item only used as a loss leader.
Well there you go.... I have not paid much attention to their wrenches,
none of mine need to be replaced. And I lived very close to Northern
Tool when I bought the odd wrenches for specific tools.
Yes, that is one of the advantages to Northern Tool, they sell
wrenches/sockets like Sears, loose or in sets.
Now that you mention a set or nothing, I bought a set of hex/Allen
wrenches from HD, the Husky brand with LT warranty. Unfortunately they
are not great especially, as you would imagine, in the small sizes, they
bend. I gave them away after replacing with a set of Bondhus hex
wrenches. These are great and made in the USA.
Any way I wonder if HD would have replaced the whole set of wrenches.
Have you had to replace a wrench or set with HF?
Sears cannot survive at this rate, thank you K-Mart.
They will still sell Craftsman but will not get the lions share of the
profit from the sales. Right/in the next couple of years they get
I have been watching the financials, Sears has been doing poorly for a
very long time, not just in the last couple of years. IMHO they and
Macey's were too wide spread, big cities do not need 10 stores,
customers will drive to those stores if they want their products.
This has little to do with K-Mart. These traditional retailers
are getting their lunch handed to them because they did not
adapt to the world of eCommerce in a timely and effective way.
Amazon has set the bar very high for very fast delivery, great
pricing, and painless returns ... all from your living room. Some
traditional vendors figured this out. Some - Sears as one example -
did not. They're done for.
Capitalism and markets seek efficiency and punish the lack thereof
mercilessly. Creative Destruction is bad for individual actors,
but good for the marketplace overall.
KMart needed extra funds, more money than their spectacular profits
could provide back in the early 90's. They needed funds to offset the
extremely high pension payments that retiring family owners were
collecting. As profitable as it was KMart could not sustain payments to
the owners that were collecting pensions. So you look for a profitable
company to help pay costs that the family members pensions would not
affect. Enter Sears.
While all of what you have said plays a factor, the problem started 25
years ago and it was not related to pricing, competition, or product
I recall buying a sandblaster at a relatively new Sears store about
25/30 years ago. I looked for a salesman to sell me the thing for over
a half our. Finally I somehow found a manager bouncing around and
raised hell with him, asked him how long he thought they would be in
business if no one could find a salesman. Place closed about 3 years
Also, about 2 years ago I needed some shelf brackets. Sears had them
for .79 cents apiece. I asked if they were mis-priced, as they should
be about a nickel each. Found them on line, 25 for $1.49.
When you have fools running a business, competition will kill you
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
Not every store has a good location or a smart manager. One store does
not reflect the sum of the stores. Remember Woolco? The Woolco store
in Corpus Christi, TX would still be open today if it could have
continued to operate. I worked there when I was going to school. It
was not unusual at all for an ambulance to show up every weekend to haul
some one away. The store was so crowded that people passed out, no
kidding. Woolco was one of the first big stores to close.
You can always find a better deal but there is a price to pay for
getting the product right now vs. tomorrow or later.
I was reading that ACE hardware and Aldi were a couple of brand stores
that are doing well and growing. I went to ACE hardware a month ago to
buy 8 magnetic cabinet door catches. 8 would have cost me $26. I drove
4 miles north and got the 8 catches at HD for $3.
True but there are many more factors the will sink you.
Store anagers have very limited power, these days. Their weekly (even
hourly) payrol is often fixed by corporate. Inventory and shelf space
is also often dictated by corporate, even though the store manager may
understand his customers better.
There is one ACE store locally. It's OK but their inventory is often
lacking. They seem to want to sell Green Eggs and accessories, Yeti
coolers, and such, rather than hardware. They do have some _way_
overpriced tools. BTW, the local HD and Lowes hardware sections
aren't any better.
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