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April 20, 2005 12:02 AM

Broken: Kmart selection (just for fun)

VidVicar writes:

Go to

In the search box near the upper left corner, enter the words "Grocery Bags" and press enter.

The result:

    We're Sorry! We couldn't find "grocery bags".

Hmmm, guess sales at Super-K stores might be a little slow?

[Commenters, note the category here: just for fun. -mh]


Er, how is that broken? I don't consider grocery bags to be part of the public inventory/stock, unless it's in reference to reusable canvas bags or something...

Posted by: Melissa at April 20, 2005 01:40 AM


It can't find 'Malaysian Servants', either. Perhaps this is because 'grocery bags' and 'malaysian servants' aren't SKUed items? Would you expect the checkout stands to appear in the online catalogue? (Quick check: nope; apparently the store infrastructure isn't available for sale.)

There is something broken here, but it's not on Kmart's end...

Posted by: scotfl at April 20, 2005 02:33 AM

Seriously... as a test i went to walmart's site and made the same search.. they didnt sell grocery bags.. but they sold books about them.. makes you wonder.. who would read that book. But definitely not broken.

Posted by: Dragon at April 20, 2005 02:55 AM

ok. i get the joke you were trying to make. but you gotta admit it was a little obscure and as you see above, easy to miss. also, sadly, not actually, well, "funny."

Posted by: anon at April 20, 2005 03:32 AM

Interesting, though, that when i typed in 'garbage bags' it gave me two camp tables.

maybe the search is broken...

Posted by: Bob at April 20, 2005 07:26 AM

Did the camp tables have garbage bags or garbage bag holders with them?

Posted by: unknown at April 20, 2005 07:32 AM

Do a search for hi and cool

Posted by: unknown at April 20, 2005 07:39 AM

It can't find Soylent Green either...Leave it to stupid food to think this is broken.

Posted by: Tim at April 20, 2005 08:17 AM

One other thing that is broken is the change to their logo. On the newly redesigned stores they are no longer using Kmart but are instead using kmart. But, when you see just the K on some of their advertising it is the uppercase K logo that has been associated with Kmart forever. I find the change of case to be really disconcerting.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at April 20, 2005 08:46 AM

try looking for boogers

Posted by: yo at April 20, 2005 12:10 PM

A search for Fuck returns 4 Brat dolls. Harmony has been restored.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at April 20, 2005 12:13 PM

Oh, and their jewelry comes up if you do a search for piece of junk. Try it yourself.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at April 20, 2005 12:14 PM

Are we having fun yet?

Not funny. Not broken.

Posted by: sam at April 20, 2005 12:58 PM

what about the public shares of kmart?

Posted by: glatzer at April 20, 2005 02:12 PM


Actaully I was having fun, and with the right key phrases it is kid of funny, although I prefer the vulgar derogatory searches to "grocery bags"

Posted by: Joshua Wood at April 20, 2005 02:19 PM

This isn't broken! This doesn't pass the 15 layers of pedantic taxonomic categorization that the readers of this blog demand!

I think what's really broken is these people's funny bone. :)

Posted by: Grey Hodge at April 20, 2005 03:37 PM


I might chuckle for about 1/2 a second but no more. That's not saying I think there's anything wrong with this entry.

It's just that I don't see why Mike Hurst can't just select another, MORE FUNNY one of his "50 submissions a week." If most of them are worse than this, well, then people send stupid things in.

Posted by: head injury at April 20, 2005 07:47 PM

Relative only to the fact that this post pertains to KMart: Since merging with Sears, should they merge the name too? SMart

Posted by: Robert A. Dugger at April 20, 2005 08:55 PM

Not broken nor funny...the Bratz doll part was enough for me to go searching. Nice.

Posted by: Jenny May at April 20, 2005 10:41 PM


Posted by: Bob at April 21, 2005 07:32 AM

y'all need to calm down. its just a website.

Posted by: teri at April 21, 2005 03:37 PM

Wow! It's not broken at all. I typed in "shit" and got back 52 shirts that really DO look like shit!

Posted by: GK at April 21, 2005 04:20 PM

I went on the website to find myself. I entered me and there were no results displayed. However on the left-hand side, it did say there were other waya to find me. Alas, I am off on another journey. Ta ta!

Posted by: Randy at April 21, 2005 06:55 PM

Is this all you people have to do? Jeez!!!

Posted by: Wilmot_Fink at April 21, 2005 09:23 PM

_@_v - looky what 'shit' returns!

_@_v - and for the record if you search for "snail"...

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at April 21, 2005 10:24 PM

_@_v - and this is what you get looking for Sears...

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at April 21, 2005 10:28 PM

My favorite, building off Joshua Wood's suggestion:

"More ways to find > f*ck"

I definitely need more ways to find that...

Posted by: Loony at April 22, 2005 09:53 AM

i'm not an objective observer, but i'm easily amused enough to identify with people spending hours wading through searches to see what turns up...

Posted by: Not An Objective Observer at April 26, 2005 08:51 PM

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