I was at sears yesterday and they had all of their sockets on clearance, cheap if anyone interested, and many of their other hand tools as well. Well after speaking to one of there extremely knowledgeable staff members (sarcasm doesnt go well on the internet but you get the idea) he told me that they are getting rid of all their sockets to make room for the "new" merchandise. He said that all the sockets they sell will have the laser etched markings now. Im afraid what this means is even a lower quality tool compared to what they have now (like its already great quality anyways). It seems to me that craftsman has gone down the sh*tter with tool quality. I have some many older craftsman tools and they are nice, but I also have some newer stuff and it sucks. I dont even think they are made in america anymore. Is sears going to a low bidder to have some overseas company mass produce their tools at a cheap rate? And as a result the end user still pays the same price for a lower quality tool. Anyone have any validity to this? What the hell happened to my craftsman, I used to really like them. My grandfather had all craftsman tools and they provided him with many many years of trouble free service. Hell, when he got out of WW2 he built a boat with his own two hands, a yankee ratchet, and a select few craftsman hand tools. I wish I could afford snap on tools because if I could thats all I would have in my box.