Most people (especially women) don’t think they require a course in shopping but I beg to differ. Please pay attention to this sage advice as I started in retail a long long time ago… when people actually looked at clocks to determine “the time”.
1) Most retailers buy discounted merchandise FOR the sale. This stuff never saw the inside of the store it’s sitting in front of. It is being unloaded and the price you are paying is all that it’s worth. You can tell this is what happened when you see a load of one particular item… run don’t walk.
2) The significant savings are on the “one offs” or even say “few of”. These are the items that retailers might not want anymore because they don’t work with their new purchases or simply to clear floorspace for the new season’s version of the item.
3) Step inside the retailers door for the best deals. Quite often the sale continues throughout the store and precious and larger items with significant discounts which are often too cumbersome to move are all but ignored by the shopper who picks through piles of identical items on the sidewalk.
Here are a some of the real deals missed by the shoppers who have not graduated from this course.