Shelves that once bore Craftsman tools, bare.

Racks that held boys' Toughskins pants, empty.

The display area that offered Kenmore appliances, vacant.

On Sunday, fixtures and furniture far outnumbered the scant merchandise remaining as the troubled retailer prepared to close its Park City location — and those were being scooped up, too.

In the early afternoon, several racks in the Lands' End section still offered several dozen women's maroon velvet pants. By 4:30 p.m., they were gone.

A group of Sears employees posed near the entrance for a co-workers photo, but declined comment, saying they were told not to talk.

Over the store speakers, broadcast the closing bit from the Carol Burnett Show:

"I'm so glad we had this time together

Just to have a laugh or sing a song

Seems we just get started and before you know it

Comes the time we have to say, 'So long.'"

"Retail changes, and unfortunately, Sears didn't keep up," said shopper Peter Scudner, of East Lampeter Township.

The Park City Sears was announced in December as one of 80 stores the retailer was closing in a third wave of downsizing.

One of the mall's original anchor stores, it is the second anchor to go dark there following the closure in August of The Bon-Ton.

Scudner, who owns Triode Media Group, and his son, Evan Scudner, 26, who runs it, bought some fixtures and several mannequins to use at the video production studios.

One of the mannequins would tabbed for his daughter, Cara Scudner, for her business Cara Anne Designs.

The elder Scudner, who worked in the paint and appliance sections of an Allentown-area Sears as a teenager, said the closing showed a shift in retail.

Sears, with its mail-order catalog, was the original online business, he said.

And its products, such as Craftsman tools, had a good brand reputation. When he worked at Sears, big-box retailers such as Home Depot or Lowes or Best Buy weren't around yet.

And as online shopping developed, his son said, Sears couldn't compete.

James and Laura Sottek, of East Hempfield, hadn't been to the store since before its closing was announced in December.

James Sottek said his mother was there recently and told them how little remained.

He admitted he thought she was exaggerating and decided to see for himself.

"We just wanted to check it out more for nostalgia purposes," James Sottek said.

Still, they thought they might find a headboard for their daughter's new bed, but were out of luck.

Instead, they left with a bag of nice Lands' End-logo hangers that Laura Sottek planned to use at a pop-up consignment sale.

Anita Prokay of Salisbury, came shopping with her husband Ernest and their children.

"I always appreciated a deal, but it's still sad to see stores like this go," Anita Prokay said. "I feel bad for the employees losing their jobs."

The Prokays were picking up items they bought earlier last week when shopping.

"We got a lot of clothes" on that trip, Anita Prokay said.

Sunday, they were picking up a shirt-folding table that Adam, who had cerebral palsy, could use in his life skills class, along with a couple tables for their home.

Lan Tran, 63, of East Hempfield, scored several heavy-duty shelves for rental properties she owns near Franklin & Marshall College and Millersville University.

She hadn't come seeking any item particular, but at $45 the sturdy shelves were too good a bargain. She figured they were worth a few hundred dollars.

Doug Denlinger, 32, of Strasburg Borough, and his wife, Ashley Denlinger, 30, scored a rug, a ladder some tables and baskets.

All told, they spent about $250 and felt they did well, considering the rug had an initial pricetag of $2,650.

"It's sad to see it go," Doug Denlinger said. "She had a Sears card. We always came in here. I always had Craftsman tools. So did my dad, But you can get them elsewhere now."

Craftsman tools are sold at Lowe's and Ace Hardware.