I'm surprised the downturn Sears had.

I purchased my lawn mower from Sears in 1999. I have been rather rough with it over time and the deck finally had a piece rust off. Could have probably welded it up but there was quite a bit of time on the rest of the parts. Monday a complete deck arrived and changed out this morning. So if this deck lasts 20 years I'll be 75 and the mower will be about 40 years old. It owes me nothing. I could have went and purchased a new mower but that seemed pointless. A replacement mower would have been about $1900.00 + tax. The repair with a few other things was $900 complete. The money I didn't spend will go into my IRA and grow.