Sears Stories September 24, 2015

Investigation shows ad blockers don’t just block ads – they block images, shopping carts & even entire websites

An investigation by Fortune into the effects of iOS ad blockers showed that they don’t just block ads (and thus prevent sites like ours from paying the bills), they also block images, prevent items from being added to shopping carts and in some cases block entire websites. The problem was first identified by ecommerce specialist Chris Mason.

Lots of sites will be missing content, have broken links or customers won’t be able to add certain items to their shopping carts. They’ll probably just think the site is broken, but it’s really their content blocker.

On the Bass Pro Shops site, product images were missing. On Lululemon, you could see product images but attempts to add products to shopping carts failed, and on sites like Sears and Walgreens, either the homepage or product pages were blocked entirely.

If you do choose to press ahead with ad blockers despite such issues, we encourage you to whitelist those sites whose content you enjoy to ensure that they are able to continue to provide free content.

Sears Stories September 29, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Pebble smart watch $100, iPad Air 32GB WiFi $490, Samsung 60″ Plasma $700, more

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:


Pebble Smart Watch for Apple and Android $100 (Reg. $150), Moto 360 Stone Leather: $250

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive $250 shipped (orig. $500)

Samsung 60-inch 1080p Plasma $700, TCL 50-inch 4K $450, Seiki 39-inch 4K $299more

iloome readies “the world’s first” curved tempered glass screen protector for iPhone 6/6 Plus

GoPro’s HERO4 shoots 4K video at 30FPS, while the all-new HERO model is its most affordable ever

Small States: Owen & Fred send a message and look good doing it, giveaway worth $412, 10% promo code

Other new deals:

  • New! Jabra Solemate Mini wireless Bluetooth speaker $32 shipped (Reg. $100)
  • New! Daily Deals: Garmin Nüvi 5″ GPS $83, Monster 1650mAh PowerCard $15, more
  • New! Roku 3 1080p streaming media player $70 shipped (Reg. $100)
  • New! HP Chromebox CB1 desktop computer 1.4GHz/2GB/16GB SSD $139 (Reg. $180)
  • New! Sony speakers (refurb): HT-CT60 2.1 soundbar $60, 5.1 home theater system $59
  • New! Top Bluetooth speakers: Ultimate Ears Mini Boom: $79, Jawbone JAMBOX $83

More deals still alive:

More iPhone 6/6 Plus deals, accessories, and trade offers:

New products/ongoing promos:

Sears Stories December 16, 2013


On Black Friday week, Amazon ($449) and Sears ($499) went into a price war on the 39-inch “120Hz” Seiki 4K displays culminating in a Sub-$400 price (that I jumped on) for the 39-inch variant.

I’ve been using it as a 4K, 3840×2160 display for my MacBook Pro 2013 base model (no discrete graphics) off and on for a week.

How is it as a HDTV? Can you use it as a 4K display? Should you? Here’s my take: expand full story

Sears Stories November 15, 2013

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 50% off AT&T iPhone 5s/5c, OtterBox Armor Series iPhone 5 case 75% off, more

Take a few minutes out of your lunch to cash in on some incredible deals. Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+

Today’s can’t miss deals:

50% Off Popular AT&T Smartphones: iPhone 5s $100, 5c $50, more

SOLD OUTOtterBox Armor Waterproof Case for iPhone 5/5s in Arctic/Orange/Neon: $25 shipped (75% off)

Giveaway: Logitech Bluetooth iPad keyboard and stand combo ($70 value)

Free voucher to save 50% on Apple accessories from Incase

Seiki’s new 55″ 4K UHD TV will drop to $850 on Black Friday ($650 off!) or 39″ for $520 right now at Amazon.

PNY StorEDGE flash memory expansion for MacBooks: 64GB $40

The best deals that are still alive:

Black Friday:

New product announcements & reviews:

Sears Stories October 17, 2011

Sears rolling out iPads and iPod touches to 450 retail stores

US department store, Sears, announced today that they are rolling out iPads and iPod touches to 450 retail stores nationwide. The rollout is to better the relationship between the customer and sales associate to improve the shopping experience. Sears will train their employees to utilize these devices to order products online for customers, access product […]

Sears Stories December 29, 2010

Macenstein points to this listing on Sears’ website for iWork at a $39.99 price point. iWork getting a price reduection?! Nope. It’s a project tool set called iWork and it even has an Apple-ish logo. Wikipedia can explain trademark infringement. The funny part is that Sears sells Apple’s iWork productivity suite too.

Buy the iWork Tool Set here, something tells us they are going to be off the shelves soon!

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