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Old 05-26-2016, 04:12 PM   #21
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Well, I stopped by this afternoon, on my way to Kohls. The parking lot was packed and the place was full of people. I found a few things I was going to buy at Kohls, waited in line for 20 minutes, only to find out at the register that the things I had picked were no discount or only 10% off. Turns out the "30% off" signs everywhere, including the rack where I picked up my items, only apply to a few "select" things - probably stuff no one wants. Behind the cashier was a large table overflowing with clothes people had handed back after learning the same. Even in bankruptcy, Sports Authority is a lousy place to shop.

I went to Kohls, found similar stuff, paid less than I would have at SA, and went home.
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Well, I stopped by this afternoon, on my way to Kohls. The parking lot was packed and the place was full of people. I found a few things I was going to buy at Kohls, waited in line for 20 minutes, only to find out at the register that the things I had picked were no discount or only 10% off. Turns out the "30% off" signs everywhere, including the rack where I picked up my items, only apply to a few "select" things - probably stuff no one wants. Behind the cashier was a large table overflowing with clothes people had handed back after learning the same. Even in bankruptcy, Sports Authority is a lousy place to shop.

I went to Kohls, found similar stuff, paid less than I would have at SA, and went home.
I also drove by my local store, doing other errands. It was mid-morning and I too was surprised by how crowded it was. I'm in the hunt for a new pair of running shorts so took a look. Yes, prices were nothing special - 10% off MSRP - and one or two brands were excluded from even that pittance of a discount. I left quickly. BTW, there was a bit if a line at the cash register, so I guess there are enough people excited by 10% off, not realizing that routine sales discount more than that.
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Well, I stopped by this afternoon, on my way to Kohls. The parking lot was packed and the place was full of people. I found a few things I was going to buy at Kohls, waited in line for 20 minutes, only to find out at the register that the things I had picked were no discount or only 10% off. Turns out the "30% off" signs everywhere, including the rack where I picked up my items, only apply to a few "select" things - probably stuff no one wants. Behind the cashier was a large table overflowing with clothes people had handed back after learning the same. Even in bankruptcy, Sports Authority is a lousy place to shop.

I went to Kohls, found similar stuff, paid less than I would have at SA, and went home.

Yea, that is another problem with any going out of business sale.... the signs all over the place stating a great bargain.... except for all the things you want...

I remember going to one that had 70% off signs everywhere... I found something I wanted and it was only 25% off... so I asked, what is 70% off Well, the shelves!!! SAY WHAT.....
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Well, I stopped by this afternoon, on my way to Kohls. The parking lot was packed and the place was full of people. I found a few things I was going to buy at Kohls, waited in line for 20 minutes, only to find out at the register that the things I had picked were no discount or only 10% off. Turns out the "30% off" signs everywhere, including the rack where I picked up my items, only apply to a few "select" things - probably stuff no one wants. Behind the cashier was a large table overflowing with clothes people had handed back after learning the same. Even in bankruptcy, Sports Authority is a lousy place to shop.

I went to Kohls, found similar stuff, paid less than I would have at SA, and went home.
My wife went yesterday and found the same thing. Either 0 or 10% off their regular (high) retail prices AND she couldn't use the ten bucks in rewards bucks we have earned through paying their high prices in the past. Oh well....
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