There’s only one word that excites bargain hunters more than the word “clearance.”
From the story:
The news was probably not surprising, since Borders filed for bankruptcy in February and swiftly closed approximately 30 percent of its stores. Liquidation sales soon followed, and initially, they took 20 percent to 40 percent off, according to NewsObserver.com. While obviously nothing heart stopping, the discounts still motivated consumers to clear Borders inventory.
However, in the time since Borders declared bankruptcy, dealnews has listed 22 coupons for discounts ranging from 30 percent to 50 percent off. You heard that right: Everyday Borders coupons offered better savings than the merchant’s initial store-closing sales.
Does this mean you should skip the liquidation sale? Depends. It might not be worth driving out of your way, but if you’re in the area, it could be worth a look.
My advice: Enter the store knowing how much the merchandise you want is going for on, say, Amazon. Having a baseline will empower you to snatch up the “rill dills” and leave the rip-offs lying on the shelves.
Will you investigate the Borders liquidation sales? What’s the best deal you’ve ever found at a true going-out-of-business clearance?
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter