Sears Plans To Retrofit 2,500 "Ghostbox" Stores As Data Centers

There are over a billion square feet of vacant commercial space in the US right now, most of it in the form of big box stores. This being America, we’ve come up with plenty of intelligent ways to reuse the department stores at which we can no longer afford to shop: Churches. Parks. Clinics. And now, data centers. » 5/29/13 4:20pm 5/29/13 4:20pm

Girlfriend Body Pillow Update: Now $12, Still Terribly Sad

It's been a while since we checked in on the Deluxe Comfort Girlfriend Body Pillow, but we can now confirm that it is still available from Sears. And despite receiving a 20% price bump from $10 to $12, it's still the saddest, most inexplicable human being substitute you can buy. » 10/23/12 6:08pm 10/23/12 6:08pm

All the Black Friday Deals

Now You Can Obsess About the State of Your Garage Door from Anywhere on…

You're already 20 minutes late for work and you're panicking, only remembering the coffee on your roof as you pull out of the driveway. Two blocks later, it hits you—Did I remember to close the garage? This new garage door opener lets you check without circling back. » 9/28/11 3:40pm 9/28/11 3:40pm

Black Friday Deals List Updated

Our Black Friday List is updated with deals from Vizio, WireFly, HP and Amazon, including an entirely new page for Blu-rays and DVDs. That's in addition to Best Buy, Office Depot, Dell, Target, Walmart, K-mart and more. Start saving here. » 11/25/09 5:20pm 11/25/09 5:20pm

Black Friday Deals: The Only List You Need

Black Friday is a week away, and thousands of markdowns are already announced. Our master list of Giz-friendly deals—a hefty read—includes similar items priced differently at different stores. Keep it refreshed, cuz we'll be updating it all week. » 11/20/09 2:20pm 11/20/09 2:20pm

Sears Black Friday Ad Leaks: Boatloads of Cheap HDTVs

The Sears Black Friday ad has just leaked, and man do they have a lot of HDTVs on sale, including a 40-inch 1080p Samsung for $599 and a similar Sony model for $664. And about a dozen more. » 10/28/09 10:28am 10/28/09 10:28am

Sears: Plasma TVs Have to Be Recharged Every 5 Years, So Buy Our Pricey…

Anthony successfully navigated the obstacle course of buying an HDTV—turning down bogus pricey add-ons. But then Sears called him at home, imploring him to buy a warranty because plasma TVs need to be recharged. WTF? » 1/26/09 1:50pm 1/26/09 1:50pm

Sears Black Friday Ad Leaks, Full of HDTVs, Digital Cameras, and Other…

Let the Black Friday ad leaks begin! Our first major ad is from Sears, and it's a big one. It's got the stuff you'd expect from Sears (tools, tires and jewelry), but it also has loads of tech stuff that might make it worth stopping by. Highlights include a Sharp 46-inch 1080p set for $900, a TomTom 125 GPS unit for… » 10/27/08 9:00am 10/27/08 9:00am

Sears Black Friday Sale Started Early, More On the Way

Sears got into the Black Friday action early, but if you missed the company's sneak preview Veteran's day "Secret VIP Sale" with 10% off on most stuff in the store and online over the weekend, there's still plenty of deals that will come back on the day after Thanksgiving. Even though they were scheduled to stop at 6… » 11/12/07 7:51am 11/12/07 7:51am

Thanks to the folks at, you can take an advance look at the Sears post-Thanksgiving flier. Not all of the stuff available is what I would call a "deal" —but there are definitely a few gems in there. [Blackfriday via Wired] » 10/29/07 6:40pm 10/29/07 6:40pm

Sears Apes Apple's Old Switch Ads To Sell Xbox 360s

We're all for homages and sharing ideas, but this Sears ad looks a bit too much like the old Apple Switch ads in timing, editing, and style. It makes us ashamed that we bought our Xbox 360s at Sears early this year when demand was high and supply was low. We're still paying for it now, as Sears continues to spam us… » 10/19/06 6:40pm 10/19/06 6:40pm