The put option has “sky-rocketed into the uneconomical range,” said Marc Wagman, managing director of Aequus Trade Credit, whose clients include Sears vendors. “Sears suppliers in this case have few options.”
 Wagman said some of his clients are reconsidering whether they can afford the risk of selling to Sears.
 Brathwaite, the Sears spokesman, said he believed put prices and other insurance reflect “perception rather than reality” and that providers of these financial products can use “false information to their advantage.”