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Did You Know Montgomery Ward Is Still A Thing???

Now you do

by http://www.wards.comreply 3305/23/2020

For some reason it will not let me post a link to www (dot) wards (dot) com

by http://www.wards.comreply 105/19/2020

Yes, they sent me a bathtub and a crosscut saw!

by http://www.wards.comreply 205/19/2020

I bought a blender my mother's birthday gift. When we started it up, it broke, and pieces of it went flying across the room. It didn't even chop up the food that was in it. I took it back, and the cashier sighed that he had been accepting returns all day long. This was in 1990.

by http://www.wards.comreply 305/19/2020

No, I did not I thought it was completely defunct.

by http://www.wards.comreply 405/19/2020

r3

What unholy thing did you use it for before giving it to your mother.

by http://www.wards.comreply 505/19/2020

It is around, but is a completely different company. Direct Marketing Services Inc. bought the intellectual property, after Wards was liquidated. Later Swiss Colony bought DMSI.

by http://www.wards.comreply 605/19/2020

There are still a few White Front stores, sadly no Ohrbach's.

by http://www.wards.comreply 705/19/2020

Yes, I did know that MW still existed as does Spiegel.

Can't wait to order my lawnmower from MW and bedding from "Spiegels, Chicago, 60611". Let's see if anyone else remembers the TV show where the Spiegels address was always stated with the zip code?

by http://www.wards.comreply 805/19/2020

My parents bought a shed from Montgomery Wards and put it together in our yard. It was quite the occasion.

by http://www.wards.comreply 905/19/2020

OP, Cirxuit City and CompUSA are also still around too.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1005/20/2020

They are? I will meet you over in the stereo department: Electric Avenue.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1105/20/2020

Wow, I didn't know Montgomery Ward was still around or are they doing catalog stuff only?

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by http://www.wards.comreply 1205/20/2020

My dad was a manager at Montgomery Wards for a few years. The set-up was weird. The town we lived in was only 14,000 people, so the store was small. The Wards was basically an small auto department, a small electronics department, some appliances, and it was a pickup location for catalog orders. That said, I never went to any other Wards in my life, so I'm not sure what the norm was for a Wards store.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1305/20/2020

There is exactly one Blockbuster video store left, in Oregon. The national chain is gone but this store had always been a privately owned franchise store.

As mentioned above there are several nationally known store/brand names that are still around but only in in the sense of new owners bought the intellectual property rights to the old names. I think that both Brink's and Bausch + Lomb fall into this category but I'm open to correction.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1405/20/2020

[quote]Can't wait to order my lawnmower from MW and bedding from "Spiegels, Chicago, 60611". Let's see if anyone else remembers the TV show where the Spiegels address was always stated with the zip code?

I don't remember the show—The Price is Right?—but wasn't the Spiegel zip code 60609, as in "Spiegel, Chicago, Illinois, 60609"?

by http://www.wards.comreply 1505/20/2020

Elders used to call it " Monkey Ward." Couldn't do that today.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1605/20/2020

R15, you beat me to it about the zip code. You're right.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1705/20/2020

Worked a summer job at Montgomery Ward in the late '70s at Oak Park Mall in Overland, Kansas. Was pushing polyester in the men's department, me and a bunch of pompadoured old guys smelling of Brylcream. Only lasted a few weeks and then got a better job working at a deli in the same mall.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1805/20/2020

Before ZIP codes, quiz shows originating in New York gave a Post Office box number plus "New York 46, New York." Zone 46 was created for radio and TV "Contest Mail.

by http://www.wards.comreply 1905/20/2020

I want to sat The Newlywed Game, but maybe it was Let's Make a Deal?

by http://www.wards.comreply 2005/20/2020

Answer...Monty Hall on Let's Make a Deal, the door would open and Monty would say, Jay Stewart, "What Did they Win"?. Jay Stewart respond by providing a detail of the prize and if it was from Speigel, he would say "........ from Speigel, Chicago Illinois 60611"

by http://www.wards.comreply 2105/21/2020

It’s only online now. I think it’s called Wards.

When the evil Bain took it over and squeezed all the wealth away from the employees, they couldn’t resist stripping it all the way down, even its name.

by http://www.wards.comreply 2205/21/2020

from Spiegel's Wikipedia page:

[quote]Spiegel benefited from television exposure and advertising in the form of prizes given away on several game shows, most notably The Hollywood Squares and Let's Make a Deal. Announcers emphasized Spiegel's large catalog offerings in on-air promotional announcements and [bold]included Spiegel's Chicago zip code, 60609[/bold]. Often these programs would award contestants gift certificates of a certain dollar amount toward catalog items, giving winners the flexibility to choose their own prize.

That's 60609, r21. What's this 60611 business?

by http://www.wards.comreply 2305/21/2020

R22 They use the Wards.com address that the original company had established before going out of business. But their header on the website and catalog is Montgomery Ward. They employ a version of the classic 1980s Montgomery Ward logo.

by http://www.wards.comreply 2405/21/2020

I just took a huge dump.

by http://www.wards.comreply 2505/21/2020

R23...Thanks for the correction. I was wrong about the Zip Code but remember Let's Make a Deal.

by http://www.wards.comreply 2605/21/2020

[quote]My parents bought a shed from Montgomery Wards and put it together in our yard. It was quite the occasion.

Dreadful hillbillies

by http://www.wards.comreply 2705/21/2020

[quote] Only lasted a few weeks and then got a better job working at a deli in the same mall.

Translation: I got fired for inviting the male customers into the restroom for unholy acts

by http://www.wards.comreply 2805/21/2020

Monkey Ward had a store and auto shop in my small town. My parents, would buy from MW or Sears before any other brand name appliance, lawnmower, tires, etc. When we cleaned out my parents house this past summer, we noticed a number of MW items that still worked after being used for 50 or more years. Maybe they were right??

by http://www.wards.comreply 2905/21/2020

I remember an episode of Bewitched when some snooty wives of one of Darrin's clients having lunch with Samantha. One of them says how sweet her wardrobe is and asks who designs her clothes. Samantha says, "I have two. Their names are Sears and Roebuck." I always thought it would have been more apt for her to say "Montgomery and Ward."

by http://www.wards.comreply 3005/22/2020

r28, I wish. Was way too closeted at that point, even to myself, to have ever taken the chance.

by http://www.wards.comreply 3105/22/2020

I bought my 1st rape whistle there.

by http://www.wards.comreply 3205/23/2020

[quote]Later Swiss Colony bought DMSI

I love their beef logs

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