Doors clo­sed but war­ran­tees res­to­red

Le Messager La Salle - - LOCAL NEWS - DA­VID COX

The ma­ny job losses and ha­ving yet ano­ther store close have af­fec­ted more than a few of the bo­roughs re­si­dents. Ch­ris­tiane S. will miss vi­si­ting the store. «It was al­ways the place to be when I was youn­ger and I re­mem­ber wan­ting to work for them. I bought my first stove here too,» she says.

The loss of the store al­so had re­per­cus­sions for people who had bought ap­pliances and fur­ni­ture. The ser­vice contracts for the ma­chines were in lim­bo af­ter the clo­sure an­noun­ce­ment. But now, the Di­rect­buy com­pa­ny has an­noun­ced new mem­ber­ships for Sears Ca­na­da ex­ten­ded war­ran­ty cus­to­mers who have been left wi­thout co­ve­rage for their ap­pliances.

«These cus­to­mers paid for ad­di­tio­nal pro­tec­tion on their ma­jor pur­chases and now that pro­tec­tion is worth­less, as Sears did not main­tain a reserve ac­count to pro­tect their war­ran­ty cus­to­mers. With this ac­qui­si­tion, we now have an op­por­tu­ni­ty to help them and to serve cus­to­mers that have been ad­ver­se­ly af­fec­ted by this di­sap­poin­ting turn of events,» says Dy­lan Astle, the COO, of Di­rect­buy in a sta­te­ment.

Di­rect­buy will al­so make ef­forts to hire for­mer Sears Ca­na­da em­ployees to join its ser­vice de­part­ment.

Sears had tried to reinvent it­self, but the ma­na­ge­ment clai­med it did not have the fi­nan­cial re­sources to pro­vide it with the time ne­ces­sa­ry to com­plete its rein­ven­tion. The clo­sures have re­sul­ted in 12,000 job losses na­tion­wide.

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BUISNESS. The doors are lo­cked and the deal see­kers have mo­ved on from Sears in Car­re­four An­gri­gnon. Ja­nua­ry 14 was the last day and now Lasalle will await the ope­ning of The Bay in the fall of 2018 in the space that used to house Tar­get.

(Pho­to: TC Me­dia – Da­vid Cox)

The Sears of Car­re­four An­gri­gnon closes for good, but there is some good news for cus­to­mers.

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