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Sears Repair Center, 8328 Parklane Road, 15 May 2009   4 comments

Posted at 12:35 am in business

This Sears Service Center used to mail out "lawn mower tuneup" cards every spring, and I took my mower there several times. In fact they mailed out one this spring and I was considering it though I ended up using the AARO Rental Center on Two Notch instead.

Really, when I think about it, I'm not sure why the place lasted as long as it did. Sears at the mall certainly has the space in the auto bay to do that sort of repair work there if they want to, and I'll bet the same is true of K-Mart as well -- there really wasn't a good reason for having three seperate buildings on Parklane.

I notice that Sears still refers to Columbia Mall rather than Columbia Place -- good for them!

Written by ted on June 18th, 2009

4 Responses to 'Sears Repair Center, 8328 Parklane Road, 15 May 2009'

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  1. Wasn't the original Sears repair center out by the stadium? I believe it was on a road off of the road that comes out of Olympia. If you were headed out of Olympia towards the stadium, you'd turn right.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    18 Jun 09 at 5:23 am

  2. Yep. Near the intersection of Bluff and Rosewood. I think this location is or was called "Bradco" or something like that most recently.

    I also think there might have been one on St. Andrews Rd in Richardson Plaza(?). Don't know if it's still there or not.

    badger

    18 Jun 09 at 8:18 am

  3. Badger,
    The Sears in Richardson Plaza was an "Outlet" of some sort, located where the Goodwill currently resides. It was called "Sears Surplus Center," and would literally have damaged goods, goods with missing pieces, etc., that they could no longer stock in the regular Sears, but did not want to put in the dumpster quite yet. I've joked many times that they could have just left the inventory in the Goodwill when they opened it up. Speaking of Richardson Plaza, does anyone remember Otasco? I played/purchased many a 2600 game there!!

    Jonathan

    18 Jun 09 at 9:52 am

  4. Im pretty sure i bought a part for an old clothes dryer from this place back 10 years or so ago.

    The Richardson plaza Sears Surplus center was one of the few places that a boy who needed XXL shirts could find them consistantly in the early-mid 80's, so i was there alot.

    Also, there used to be a damaged appliance outlet in the WalMart shopping center in West Columbia. Im pretty sure it was a Sears outlet, but it wasnt Sears Surplus. All they sold was washers/dryers/refrigerators/etc.

    We bought a fridge there that was a $1000 fridge for like 400 bucks that had one 3 inch scrape near the top on one side, the side that sits against our wall and no one could ever see anyway :D

    IrmoJeff

    21 Jun 09 at 8:23 pm

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