I laugh whenever someone describes "Kmart" merchandise as cheap. It reveals their ignorance, because it's an URBAN MYTH and shows just how gullible the American public has become.

Kmart is always my FIRST stop whenever I go out looking for good buys. I've purchased high-quality dress shirts (with silk tie included), golf shirts, leather belts, faux swede shirts, dress slacks, cargo shorts, leather dress shoes, casual leather loafers, ultra-light running shoes, sports equipment, underwear, t-shirts, kitchen applicances, CDs, DVDs, crystal stemware, ceramic bakeware, power tools, gardening equipment and even an expresso/cappaccino maker from Kmart, and NEVER had any problem. I've done exchanges and received discounts on recent purchases without any trouble.

S. S. Kresge used to compete directly with F. W. Woolworth, and Ben Franklin stores. Where the hell are they now, when Kmart staged one of the biggest turn-arounds in discount retailing history, I ask?

I applaud "harvardgirl87" for her knowledge of the S. S. Kresge Co. and Kmart. Back in 2002, Kmart stock hit bottom selling for $1.92/share. Today, Sears Holding owns Kmart and is selling at $149.24/share, which is up 5.54% from YESTERDAY'S price...an increase of $7.84/share in JUST ONE DAY!

So tell me, who is the dummy now? Yes, feel free to pull your head out of your ass and begin doing your own research!

And STOP being so gullible by attaching an erroneous tag that is totally inaccurate, and shows how big a moron you really are!

You are soooo Kmart! (urban myth)
by scottishrogue1st October 06, 2007
A retail store, unlike Walmart, who understands that music censorship is Un-American and gives people the right to choose from a good selection of cheap, unedited CDs.
Man, Walmart sucks ass yo. Let's check out the CDs at K mart where we can buy our PA CDs, yo.
by PHD July 28, 2005
While Kmart did indeed file for bankruptcy in 2002, closing those stores enabled Kmart to reinvent itself, provide a larger selection of merchandise and initiate a merger with Sears, now known as Sears Holding Co.

Kmart was originally founded in 1899 by Sebastian S. Kresge as S.S. Kresge Co.

When Kresge opened his first store in 1899, he sold everything for 5 and 10 cents. The low prices appealed to shoppers and allowed him to expand to 85 stores in 1912, with annual sales of more than $10 million.

In 2003 Kmart exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as Kmart Holding Corp and announced the merger with Sears in 2004.

The Company currently employs more than 133,000 associates, a far cry from the staff of 18 first employed at Kresge's five-and dime.

(i.e. a hell of a lot better than Wal-mart, note the definition about Wal-mart's edited CDs.)
Hello shoppers and welcome to your neighborhood Kmart. Today in the HBA department, you will find a wide selection of Jergens body lotion for buy one get one half off. This special ends today, so take advantage of it while you can. Thank you for shopping your neighborhood Kmart.
by harvardgirl87 September 23, 2006
Derogatory adjective describing objects of poor quality or shabby appearance, or untidy people.
Originally used in primary schools in Wagga Wagga, a city in South Western NSW, Australia in the late 1970s and early 80s. To my knowledge, it has never spread, but is a nice little piece of juvenile social history.
"His haircut is just so K-Mart"
by bai surfer January 12, 2005
so low has to have Martha Stewart
Today on Living With Martha....My Cheap Shit From K-Mart
by KAILEE&TIFFANY June 06, 2003
a place where they work you to death and the managers don't do shit so in other words your a slave for about 7 dollars and hour i know because i work there
Dustin: " hey eric what are you doing tonight?"
Eric: "working at k mart."
Dustin "man you a k slave."
by bryan sorensen August 01, 2006
A store that without the help of Sears would be bulldozed over.
K-mart fall apart. K-mart fall apart.
by Tammi B. April 21, 2006
name give to someone whos name starts with a K and last name starts with a "mart"
Kevin Martinez, Kalvin Martin, Kenyon Martin, Kaleb Martine, as in Kmart
by jjfasho656 May 28, 2009
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