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We were a little late running across this snippet (scroll to bottom of link) in the New York Post that poses this blind-item question: “Which executive of a top ten national retailing chain is thinking about separating his ailing company from its real estate and putting the entire operation online as a rival to Amazon.com?”We’re pretty much convinced that they’re talking about Sears. Is there a retailer out there that would be a more obvious candidate?However, we’re not convinced that this would actually happen. Are people really ready to buy washing machines online? Or do you think it’s another retailer or that the Post is just causing a ruckus?

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