Sears offered $400 million to Flee Illinois

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I say, good riddance. If a company like KMart/Sears cannot survive without corporate welfare, then maybe they deserve to be banished. Their executives can home school their kids, etc., and maybe even visit Chicago over the holidays…

Ohio has offered $400 million in incentives to retailer Sears Holdings Corp. to relocate its headquarters from Illinois to Ohio, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters. The news comes just days after the Illinois state house voted down a proposal that would have given $100 million in tax relief to CME Group and Sears, which have threatened to move to other states. Sears declined to comment. Earlier this week, a Sears spokesman said the retailer had received proposals from about a third of the 50 U.S. states, and executives of the parent of Sears department stores and the Kmart chain have visited Columbus, Ohio, and Austin, Texas, to explore possible sites.

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2 thoughts on “Sears offered $400 million to Flee Illinois

  1. Albo says:

    Ahh, once more I remember why I detset SEARS.Dear xxxxxx xxxxxxx,We apologize, an error occurred while processing your order. The order has been canceled. We invite you to contact us at 1-877-235-9959 so we can assist you in placing a new order.Sincerely,Imran JoomaSenior Vice President, e-Commerce Dear Imran,Evidently you are not conversant with a company called Sharper Image, and how well their practice of taking orders they couldn’t fill went over with the Federal Government. I am conversant with that little demonstration of how US Laws function, and will be happy to contact multiple government agencies who exist only for the purpose of making your life hell.Fortunately, I am currently able to devote a large number of hours to making your life hell as well.Your company took the order via computer, thereby offering up the perception on my part the goods I ordered were available. Your computer should have known they were not, and should not have taken the order. Your system sent me an invoice indicating the goods were in your stock and would be shipped. Your system invoiced my credit card and took money for a purchase you had no ability to complete. Your system then took 4 full days to email me informing me you didn’t have the goods you offered for sale, and that you think I’m stupid enough to play your game.WRONGShip what I ordered within the next 24 hours to my door as you agreed to do on 24 December 2010, or ship the same quantity of a superior product at the same price. Failing to do so will bring you the distasteful experience of seeing how miserable one angry old bastard can make your life.Have a nice day now, and thank you for engaging in Internet sales.Aunt Phil

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