I had a Prodigy account because my parents and grand parents had a very high Sears Credit limit, and Prodigy account were offered as a bonus to card holders. They may have had a Discover Card for Christmas '85, definitely by spring '86. Growing up, EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING in the house was Kenmore or Craftsman. Mom made out clothes, the material came from Sears. Toys? Sears. Furniture? Sears. The first TV they ever bought? 19" colour unit from, you guessed it, Sears. I think the TV may have even been a Kenmore ReBrand of an RCA. Four whole channels and no cable, baby! My first telescope was bought out of a Sears Catalog. The parents may still have a few they keep because nostalgia.
One the one hand, the current people running Sears are only doing so to funnel cash into their hedge fund and have a place they can dump debt and other liabilities. They are everything shit about modern capitalism. Lambert is going to walk away with a few extra billion once all the ink is dry, this after running a company that has not made a profit in a decade.
Sears had everything they needed to be Amazon. The only thing missing was a nimble leadership that could see more than a few years down the road. Then they were slowly murdered by greed. Mixed emotions here, but mostly glad they are going to finally die.