Sears stops selling porn

Human remains, ive animals, firewood, lottery tickets, and pornography.

These are five things you will never see for sale on Sears.com

Well, except maybe the occasional porn.

Apparently, customers were recently provided the option to buy pornographic movies through the Sears.com website.

While the videos violated its standards for online merchandise, the company was unaware they were being sold. The videos were sold through an outside vendor via their affiliate program that lets other companies sell products through its website in exchange for a piece of the proceeds.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Sears doesn't monitor every item offered for sale via Sears.com but instead employs computer scans and manual keyword searches to ferret out violations of its guidelines. The explicit videos are no longer for sale on Sears.com.

The WSJ.com also points out that Sears Holdings (the parent of Sears and Kmart), has seen declining sales every year since hedge-fund investor Edward S. Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in 2005.

Perhaps they should reconsider their position on selling porn. <grin>

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