Monday, May 7, 2012

What? Sears Was Selling Porn?!?!

I was surprised to learn today that Sears was selling pornography via their website!  This blew me away.  Fortunately, after AFA blew the whistle, Sears pulled the items, stating in an email after I voiced my complaint: "We sincerely apologize to any customers who were offended. Our agreements with our vendors prohibit content that is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature. We are removing these items that do not meet our guidelines. We regularly review our processes to ensure compliance by our vendors, and we encourage our customers and community to help us flag any items that they believe might violate our guidelines.  But, according to the AFA, they were selling it last year and AFA voiced a complaint then.  


First, I am surprised that vendors are allow to post items on the site without some one from Sears approving it.  Really?  I don't know--maybe that is how business is done these days.  But even so, are you telling me that they don't have a program that flags certain words?  Boo hiss boo on you, Sears.  :(


Here are links to the story:  http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/sears_pulls_dvd_porn_in_flesh_eddie_eOv89FNp8LqAVZzDVwr4RO

http://www.afa.net/sears/index.html

2 comments:

Ruth Cox said...

Good grief, that's craziness! I can't believe what it took to get hundreds of DVD's off the site! And, of course, "nobody knows a thing!"

Laurie said...

wow, hard to believe that a company as big as sears has no type of product/quality control. New follower from A Goddess of Literature

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