Sears, Roebuck, & Co ... ?

tpreitzel Tue, 01/01/2019 - 03:06
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Despite the current incarnation of Sears, it's a name with vast, unrealized potential. We all know that governments working with corporations (fascism) want to ban cash. Sears has a large network of stores which should be levereged as a local merchandiser of products in their infamous catalog as well as from alternative sources like farmers' markets. Who says Sears has to continue selling only non-perishable items? Give discounts for products from the catalog. What will happen when a large grocery store with a monopoly in a community decides to prohibit purchases with cash, starve or grow your own? At some point, a significant segment of a population will tire of being tracked like dogs. The solution is anonymous cash, even precious metals in exchange for private purchases. Sears should adopt a cash focus for their products which could be anonymously bought locally in untracked notes or silver and delivered directly to their stores for pickup. No one except Sears and the purchaser would know who bought a particular item. For Sears to exist in this hypothetical form, the owners would need to adopt a reliable and efficient means of handling precious metals as well as notes. In addition to notes and precious metals from America's past or other sources, the owners could adopt a token based on precious metals for use in Sears' outlets. Sears could contract with private mints to produce such tokens. Even if Sears eventually went bankrupt, the holders of the tokens would still retain value. Would I use a local outlet like this hypothetical Sears instead of Amazon whether everything is literally tracked and stored for use by both corrupt corporations and governments? Yes, in a heartbeat.

For example, I've found a product in Sears' electronic catalog. I walk into a local store to buy the product in cash or precious metal. If necessary, the order is shipped to the Sears' store whether from a local or remote source. I pick it up at the store. For example, I haven't found an item in Sears' catalog, but I walk into the local store, largely a purchasing and shipping outlet based on anonymous cash, to inquire about my need. The tools, whether human or automated, are available for such an inquiry and likely an employee will be present to handle shipping tasks anyway. Also, likely, a solution will be found and the purchase made on the spot with cash or eqivalent token. For the previous scenarios, I didn't need a trackable card or any other form of identification.

Sears' catalog would naturally be in both print and electronic form. In essence, Sears would become a reputable national chain of both perishable and non-perishable goods based on cash even if a government decides to ban cash at some point. Sears, adopt a cash model and keep those local store fronts open across the land. If done right, Sears could be the next trillion dollar company.

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Sears beginning to open smaller, specialty stores with on-line searching and purchasing capability. This arrangement is a step in the RIGHT direction, but Sears needs to leverage payments in CASH whether on-line or in person. Furthermore, Sears should contract with a private mint to produce tokens usable in their stores. In fact, I can readily see these tokens becoming a de facto curreny since customers can use these tokens based on precious metals at any Sears store. Over time, even other private businesses would be FOOLS to not accept them. More and more states are allowing the transaction of business with precious metals. Sears would be extremely smart to leverage this trend. Another major advantage is the anonymous nature of physical currency.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sears-after-years-of-closures-is-opening-st...