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Tuesday, 02 December 2008

Buyer Beware! 

Everyone is out and about shopping for those holiday bargains.  In the meantime, as a result of the nation's poor economy, you might be noticing how many long standing businesses are going out of business.  Such companies, such as Linens & Things, Circuit City, Atlantic Books Store, Oskar Huber are having "liquidation sales".

In the past, whenver I heard this term, I thought that the company is looking to liquidate their inventory until they actually close their doors.  However, I just learned that many of these "Going Out Of Business Sales" are, in fact, being run by actual "liquidators" hired by the company to mark down the items and sell as much inventory as possible.

It has recently been brought to my attention, however, on a local newscast that the reductions are marked down from the "original price", not necessarily the price it was selling for the week before!   In some cases, the liquidation price is actually higher than the sale price was and not a true "bargain".  This tactic can be very deceiving.  The consumer believes they are getting a good price, when, in fact, they are paying more than they should.  

I highly recommend that you do your research on those products before making that purchase.  Know your prices!  You do want to get the best deal, not what they want you to believe is the best deal.

So, go and find those "true" bargains.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or problems you would like me to address, please feel free to contact me.  I would love to make your place A BETTER SPACE.

Wishing you happy holidays.

Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 11:57 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
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