Budget Better: 5 items you should always buy at Sears

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Sears has had a tough year, marked by dozens of stores shutting down, a massive dip in sales and the possible sale of three of its popular appliance brands including Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard.

Despite the national retail meltdown, there are still some great finds at the American department store. According to Consumer Reports, there are several big-ticket items you shouldn’t skip over.

Diehard batteries, sold at Sears, Kmart and a few other retailers, scored big in Consumer Reports car battery tests, and Sears’ laundry appliances were also a top pick.


Best seller: Kenmore 21614 Bagged Canister Vacuum, $269.99

Snow blowers

Best seller: Craftsman 24″ 208cc Dual-Stage Snow Blower, $679.99

Diehard car batteries

Best seller: DieHard Platinum Charger Portable Power 1150, $119.99


Best seller: Kenmore 60412 18 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/ Wire Shelves – White, $479.99

Laundry appliances

Best seller: Kenmore 25132 4.3 cu. ft. Top Load Washer w/ Exclusive Triple® Action Impeller – White, $439.99

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