Sears is famous for its catalog, which you can now browse online. The retailer was founded in 1886 by Richard Sears, who had been an agent of the Minneapolis and St. Louis railway station in North Redwood, Minnesota. He had lots of free time waiting for trains so began selling lumber and coal on the side. One day a local jeweler refused a shipment of watches, so Sears bought it and sold them to other station agents. That led him to create the R.W. Sears Watch Company in Minneapolis. The next year he moved the operation to Chicago and hired a watchmaker named Alvin Roebuck. Soon after, Sears, Roebuck and Co. was born. Today it has 2,400 stores around the country as well as its online catalog. Products that have a star next to them can be ordered online and picked up at the nearest Sears store, with no shipping fees. Sears has a number of its own brands, including Craftsman and Kenmore. It also sells Land's End, Levi's and Structure apparel and Martex, Utica and Colormate bed and bath products. Plus, Sears offers an exclusive line of home fashion products designed by Ty Pennington. Search by department or keyword. Categories: Appliances, Automotive and Tires, Baby, Beauty, Bed, Bath and Home, Books and Magazines, Clothing, Christmas, Electronics and Computers, Fitness and Sports, Gifts, Jewelry and Watches, Lawn and Garden, Music, Movies and Games, Office Products, Outdoor Living, Replacement Parts, Shoes, Tools, Toys and Games.
Returns: 90 days on all products except home electronics and mattresses, which is 30 days. You can return any item purchased online by mail or to the nearest Sears store. A 15 percent restocking fee applies on certain appliances, home electronics, home improvement items, household goods, lawn and garden and automotive products that are not returned in the original boxes, unused and containing all original packaging and accessories. Special orders cancelled after 24 hours are subject a 15 percent fee.
Sales Tax: In most states. Shipping: Based on weight of order. The standard charge is $5.95 per order up to five pounds, $7.50 for five to 10 pounds, $8.95 for 10 to 15 pounds, $9.95 for 15 to 20 pounds, etc. Enter your zip code during checkout to calculate the fee for home delivery of larger items such as appliances, mattresses, projection televisions, grills, tractors and patio furniture.