29 thoughts on “February 12, 2018

    • We had a Kmart and a Sears in the same city, despite other locations dropping like flies, up until this last October when the Kmart burned down. I’ve heard several people say they were disappointed that it burned only because they weren’t able to get stuff at a liquidation sale.

  1. Sorry, no “Going-Out-Of-Business Sale”. But, just for you, I have something else I can give you….a “Running-Out-Of-Patience Tirade”.

  2. Going out of business sales aren’t even that good. Normally things I want might be 40% off on a rotating basis, or I might have a coupon for that high of a discount. Once the store is closing, it’s generally just a flat 20% off and by the time the discounts are significantly better than a stores normal sales, everything good is gone and the only thing left is the junk that would have been on clearance anyway.

  3. Oh yeah so sorry to disappoint you that I get to keep my job (for a while anyway, til the next round of store closings is announced) and feed my daughter and keep a roof over our heads. I know that must be a great disappointment to you since you don’t get to get in on any store closing bargains. Please in the future try to remember you’re dealing with human beings whose future is a whole lot more important than whether or not you get 50% off some stupid item because the store is closing and we’re all losing our jobs. Thanks!

  4. This whole thing reminds me of when I worked at a jewelry store, and the idiot owner decided to have a “Going Out FOR Business Sale.” Drove us employees up the wall with customers who were mad that we weren’t going out of business.

    I’m sure no one will be surprised to hear that he had to file for bankruptcy shortly thereafter, and the stores eventually closed for real. We then had to convince the customers that yes, we really were closing that time. You know a business has lost a lot of customer faith when they don’t even trust you to go out of business right.

  5. Going out of business sales are a waste of time for big chain stores. They hire companies to manage these sales; they bring in all the junk they can’t sell anywhere else, mark it up, then put it on “sale”.

    CompUSA did that. What a waste of effort. It took almost two years for the store in my town to close because of that practice.

    • I think what happens is the liquidators buy the entire stock. So “the company” is cashed out up front. It’s the liquidator’s job to make their money. Some deals can be hand – especially on Apple products that otherwise are never discounted.

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