KMart here bit the dust about a year ago. The sad part is that some of their lines were actually of pretty decent quality for a place like this. I used to buy workout clothing there and it is far better than something comparable to JC Penney.
The Sears here went out within the past 9 months or so. A Harbor Freight went into the old KMart store building across the street from the Sears. Menards had just gone in as well. I went into the Sears to buy one tool. The price was terrible and I knew I could have gotten it far cheaper had I gone to Menards. I didn’t want to drive across town as I was busy that day so paid the price. I could see the Harbor Freight under construction as I was leaving Sears and predicted that Sears would be dead as soon as HF opened. I called that one perfectly as Sears announced their closing within weeks. Lowes had really been the only serious competitor for years and then new stuff came to town.
The local Sears was never price competitive with ANYONE and they didn’t match prices or even accept corporate coupons. The only time I ever saw a good price there was when they were closing down and clearancing everything.