Post Reply Shoppers getting it wrong
Posted 12/8/16
Ok so here we go again people running to stores for those great deals (LoL) my first advice go online due your research.
Macy's JC Penny and others are not giving you such a awesome deal? You may be actually paying same or more for that clothing thats right after workig in retail for many years this is not new to me you got wholesale then retail and so on. I have a link below to show a example

http://time.com/money/4171081/macys-jc-penney-lawsuit-original-prices/

On occasion sure you might grab a deal just remember this is not always the case.
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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/9/16
i don't work in retail but if you keep track of the price it's easy to see

it's a tactic that they will use to inflate the "potential savings" by including the MRSP price of the item

electronics for example

when released on May 2016.. that 55in quantum dots 4K tv was $1487.. around November 12th, 2016 it's already down to $1187 (no sale)

on black friday the tv will be $987.. so that's $200 price drop.. not really a huge drop..

but some retailers will use the $1487 instead of $1187 to help inflate the saving

so the unaware consumers will think ""oh it's $400+ off!" .. it's a good deal!..

on superbowl week.. that same tv will probably be $800 as they are trying to clear out inventory to prepare for 2017 models


for consumers.. if you are buying products from stores.. price check and compare the items to see the actual potential savings first

then use coupons/promotions/cash back.etc to maximize your savings

profit margin for retail stores is 50% + tax you have to pay.. so if you can take back a huge chunk of that when buying .. more power to you
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Posted 12/9/16

MysteryMiss wrote:

Ok so here we go again people running to stores for those great deals (LoL) my first advice go online due your research.
Macy's JC Penny and others are not giving you such a awesome deal? You may be actually paying same or more for that clothing thats right after workig in retail for many years this is not new to me you got wholesale then retail and so on. I have a link below to show a example

http://time.com/money/4171081/macys-jc-penney-lawsuit-original-prices/

On occasion sure you might grab a deal just remember this is not always the case.


Department stores are the dinky middlemen. If merch doesn't get bought direct from the original retailer, it goes to department stores (prices almost never marked down). If it doesn't get bought there, it goes to the outlets (marked down). And if it still doesn't get bought, it goes to the discounters (Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, etc.). After it being a sure lost cause, it gets eventually distributed to the nonprofit line as in-kind donation, where it is sold for a minute fraction of the original MSRP. IF it gets bought.

I've never expected any deals from department stores. I usually shop there if I'm on a tight window of needing specific shoes or clothes within the next 24-48 hours. The prices are nowhere near some sort of sale, and almost always full price from the label. One's best bet of getting some sort of deal is knowing someone with a dealers' license.
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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/9/16

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

i don't work in retail but if you keep track of the price it's easy to see

it's a tactic that they will use to inflate the "potential savings" by including the MRSP price of the item

electronics for example

when released on May 2016.. that 55in quantum dots 4K tv was $1487.. around November 12th, 2016 it's already down to $1187 (no sale)

on black friday the tv will be $987.. so that's $200 price drop.. not really a huge drop..

but some retailers will use the $1487 instead of $1187 to help inflate the saving

so the unaware consumers will think ""oh it's $400+ off!" .. it's a good deal!..

on superbowl week.. that same tv will probably be $800 as they are trying to clear out inventory to prepare for 2017 models


for consumers.. if you are buying products from stores.. price check and compare the items to see the actual potential savings first

then use coupons/promotions/cash back.etc to maximize your savings

profit margin for retail stores is 50% + tax you have to pay.. so if you can take back a huge chunk of that when buying .. more power to you :)


Try shopping on Amazon for a mattress. Every single one of them used to be $800+, but luckily you can get $600 off any time you want!

Price: $1,199.99
Sale: $269.99

What a deal!
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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/9/16

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Try shopping on Amazon for a mattress. Every single one of them used to be $800+, but luckily you can get $600 off any time you want!

Price: $1,199.99
Sale: $269.99

What a deal!


call me if they have a Tempurpedic Queen Cloud Lux mattress for $2000 (with free shipping)


it's a questionable practice.. i don't think they can be sued for this since that was the original price.

before buying something i would select the model number or name then right click "search on google".. it should pull up the same item from various other retailers

i'm a gamer.. so if they have a PS4 pro (released on November 2016) for $300 (NEW) at the major retailer. i'll be all over it

but if they are trying to sell a PS4 slim uncharted 4 bundle for $300.. stating that it's $100 saving.. !

eh.. i got the same bundle for $212 (no tax) (NEW)..

plus sony will have the bundle dropped down in price again for the holiday at $250 price point again.. some retailers will also throw in free games. etc..
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Posted 12/9/16
Wholesale cost of dvds can be as much as a few cents, typicality priced at $15-$20 dollars on amazon.
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Posted 12/12/16

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Wholesale cost of dvds can be as much as a few cents, typicality priced at $15-$20 dollars on amazon.



wholesale? warehouses? not the best places to buy movies and games

the price is not any cheaper compare to other stores -- except for new games or movies you want right away after 1-2 months after release

i'll just pick up games and movies on black friday - cyber monday
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Posted 12/14/16

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

Wholesale cost of dvds can be as much as a few cents, typicality priced at $15-$20 dollars on amazon.



wholesale? warehouses? not the best places to buy movies and games

the price is not any cheaper compare to other stores -- except for new games or movies you want right away after 1-2 months after release

i'll just pick up games and movies on black friday - cyber monday
and I'm planning to use the five dollars I won in a bet on this year's christmas shopping
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Posted 12/14/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

Wholesale cost of dvds can be as much as a few cents, typicality priced at $15-$20 dollars on amazon.



wholesale? warehouses? not the best places to buy movies and games

the price is not any cheaper compare to other stores -- except for new games or movies you want right away after 1-2 months after release

i'll just pick up games and movies on black friday - cyber monday
and I'm planning to use the five dollars I won in a bet on this year's christmas shopping


$5? if you want to get more stuff for that $5.. try the dollar store
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Posted 12/15/16

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

$5? if you want to get more stuff for that $5.. try the dollar store
it probably isn't enough to cover for shipping

but o well
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Posted 12/15/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

$5? if you want to get more stuff for that $5.. try the dollar store
it probably isn't enough to cover for shipping

but o well


there are free shipping items.. or just use those codes that T-mobile will give out every now and then

$15 free for Lyft ?..
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Posted 12/15/16
five dolla make you holla
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Posted 12/15/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:

five dolla make you holla


well.. 5 dollars is a day of work for some people..

so use it wisely
Posted 12/15/16
ahha- still going with my thread
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Posted 12/15/16
The other thing that irks me as when a mail in rebate is included in the "sale" price of an item. So its listed at $120 then you go to buy it and its actually $150 ( + $30 manufacturer's mail in rebate ).

So they're literally selling you an errand.
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