I don't care if a rich guy buys it... if he never shops there, and knows nothing about it.
I think the performance of both Sears and Kmart will deteriorate much too fast for Eddie Lampert (or anyone else) to fully realize any 'hidden' monetary value. I looked at Sears for a refrigerator several years ago. The prices were higher than other retailers, I was unable to find any Energy Star models (the energy costs much more in the long run than the refrigerator itself), and when I searched on line for 'Sears appliances', I found horror story after horror story about awful problem people had encountered with both Sears delivery and Sears service. I ended up purchasing just the Energy Star refrigerator I wanted at Home Depot, at a price better than Sears, and the refrigerator was delivered exactly when Home Depot said it would be. Delivery was at no extra charge and haul away was included.