>> Nothing but "clever" marketing. What use is it to send in a hammer for
>> replacement, if postage will cost more than a new hammer?
>>>>No postage required. Just walk into any Sears (and there are thousands).
>>> >Obviously, if the company no longer exists warranty is not valid. Don't be
>>Sears has been around for a very very long time, and is likely to last a
very very long time yet. If Sears disappears off the face of the earth,
then we will have reached Armageddon, in which case no-one will need a
hammer any more anyway (not even to hammer out justice).