It's a real nice list to bring on some nostalgia, i.e. memories of shopping as a kid with your parents.
I was reading an article about Best Buy's slow death when I saw a link to this list of defunct retailers of the United States.
Now, getting back to Best Buy, it is indeed one of the two retailers I'd most like to see die a horrible painful death. The other is K-Mart.
Sears gets honorable mention in the death category though nostalgia makes me feel bad for the slow demise. Its stores are embarrassing now. It's hard to believe that Sears was totally where it was at for so many decades. It's perplexing. In Mexico, the Sears stores are often posh palaces filled with trendy fashions at good prices. In the USA, Sears brings to mind broken fixtures yellowed with age, bad odors in the store, heat or A/C barely on, and giant stores devoid of customers.