I applied for a Sears card with 10 months of credit history on 3 prime cards 2 of which have over 10K limits. Also I have 3 subprimes with low limits and about 16 months of history. I was denied a Sears card due to insuficient length of credit history! Sears requires 24 months of history before granting credit. Are they the most stringent Dept. Store or what? What ever happened to the days of instant credit with a Visa or M/C??