On Thursday, January 5, 2017, Sears announced that it was selling the Craftsman brand for $900 million to Stanley Black & Decker. We've seen Sears deteriorate from a once powerful brand to a mere shell of its former self. As Sears also owns the A&E appliance service and brand, we understand they're also up for sale. This could be good news for local appliance repair services who can't compete with A&E's big-dog, low-blow approach to low-quality, high-priced repair. Stay tuned!