Shelves are nearly empty and carpets are bare as Sears Canada gets ready to close the last of its stores Monday evening.
Shoppers flocked around what little stock was left at the chain’s Midtown Plaza location in Saskatoon, snapping up deals ranging between 70-90 per cent off, as employees continued to shift sale items into a smaller radius.
Longtime employees told 650 CKOM off the record they were having a tough time with the closure. One woman who had worked at the store for over a decade said she couldn’t talk about the chain’s impending closure without crying.
Some shoppers felt the same way.
“It’s the end of an era,” said Trish Caisse, who used to order from the Sears catalogue before she moved to the city.
She said she came to Sears on its last day to take one last look at the store.
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Rhonda Shymko has been searching for deals during the liquidation sale, but still hadn’t found anything she wanted by the last day.
“That doesn’t surprise me because the stock over the last few years didn’t interest me,” she said
“It’s kind of pitiful. Really sad.”
All 130 Canadian stores close their doors permanently by the end of Monday