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Maybe just a touch off topic but do you really think ESL had any real plans of turning Sears into a long term profitable company?

Quite a while ago (I guess around the time he took over) I had subscribed to a newsletter briefly and they recommended SHLD but I just didn't see it.

It just seems to me his only plan was to extract as much money from the company as possible to make him and some others even more wealthy while letting Sears die a slow long death.

Obviously much of retail is in trouble so maybe there were no other options but I just found his methods to be distasteful.

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