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Why Macy’s Sales Never End? When a sale is not really a sale.

submitted on March 28, 2011 by orangearrows in "Stores / Merchants"
So true. That goes for a bunch of other merchants. Michael's for e.g. OR Restaurant.com - unless it's 70% or more it's not a sale.

Any other merchants you know whose sales never end?


You may have seen the latest television commercials for 20% off in “Macy’s Men’s Wardrobe Sale” or read about 50% discounts in “The Hot Home Sale” or maybe 10% off in the “Furniture & Mattress Sale.” Or how about Macy’s “Hot List Sale,” the four-day sale specials? They sound difficult to resist, don’t they? While other department stores like Neiman Marcus pulled back from having too many recession era sales and consumers tentatively started to spend again, Macy’s sales go on and on, and on… They are the sales that never end.


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  • 109050
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 28, 2011
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    Another thing lots of people don't realize

    Some need to be used with a Macy’s store credit card – which carries a staggeringly high 24.5% APR – and others without. Of course, if you don’t pay off your card on time, the “sale” discount is wiped out by the punitive interest rate. Macy’s doesn’t release statistics on how many customers don’t pay off their cards on time, but Sluzewski says that roughly 50% of all Macy’s customers use store cards.
  • 109077
    josetring
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    Posted by josetring on March 28, 2011
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    Joann
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on March 28, 2011
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    The three arts & crafts stores Michaels, Joann, Hobby Lobby always have a coupon for at least 40% off one item. I still don't understand why they do so well in voting with them being offered all the time. Coldwater Creek usually has at least 20% discount offers. These aren't necessarily sales but they don't really end.
  • 109083
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on March 28, 2011
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    Once savvy shoppers realize this, they never buy from these stores without a sale or coupon. Bed, Bath and Beyond is another place that constantly issues coupons. So do the prices in these stores include the value of the coupon? After all, they're in business to make a profit. It's a wonder that anyone ever buys something there at regular price. If you do any comparison, you'll often find the "sale" or discounted price may be the same as another store's regular price.
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on March 28, 2011
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      It's like the local grocery store that offers double coupons. Double coupons are great if they are truly double but when prices are padded to make it the same as other store prices it isn't much of a deal.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on March 28, 2011
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      True - they always factor in the price of the coupon in their prices. It is criminal these days to pay retail.
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    • anand
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      Posted by anand on March 28, 2011
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      Check this 40% off Entire Order

      http://bananarepublic.gap.com/.....irect=true
  • 109090
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 28, 2011
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    Also paying for AntiVirus software's from McAfee/Norton or Kasperesky is a NO NO. They have numerous Free after MIR offers.
  • 109110
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    Posted by clover on March 28, 2011
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    I have to say I still love Kohl's. After the rebate check I am getting back and the coupon's I had and the one from Buxr it was $104 for this!
  • 109143
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    Posted by anand on March 28, 2011
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    Now a days we can see same sales from GAP, ESPRIT, BR. These deals pops up everyweek with same discount on our BUXR
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    Posted by honesta on March 28, 2011
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    I seen $10 off $20 Smokey bones forever.
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on March 29, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I don't know how they can keep offering those deals! In Florida you can also use the coupon on Beverages. I hope they keep them coming!
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on March 29, 2011
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      I think you have to spend much more in Smokey Bones (or any other stake house) to enjoy your visit. This coupon is a teaser.
  • 109216
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 29, 2011
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    But even if coupons are repetitious - it's good to know about them, since you never know when you are going to need one.
  • 109224
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on March 29, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Jos a Bank is another place that always has a sale going

    By the way, read this post on Buxr blog for some insights on how stores make you believe what they sell is a deal when it is not: http://www.buxr.com/blog/2010/.....ly-saving/
  • 157051
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on July 29, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Add Spiegel and Newport News to the list. They both seem to have a perpetual sale going on. Confused

    And it looks like Fashion Bug will do the same until they close next year.
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 30, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Yeah, Newport News is starting to p*ss me off. I don't even bother to post their "sales" anymore.

    Every time I get one of those "Take an Extra 80% Off" or similar emails, I rush to the site, luckily sometimes just minutes after receiving the email.


    And what do I see? Many of the same OUT OF STOCK items from several sales ago-plenty of time for them to take them down.


    I think they keep and/or add these extremely low-priced out-of-stock items to make it look like it's a great sale.


    And their shipping is crazy, unless you're buying 60+ items, which I did once.

    Shipping is about: 8.94 for 1 item, 12.94 for 2 items, 18.94 for 3 items, 18.94 for 4 items, & 25.94 for 5 or more items.

    Well, at least it looks like it stops at 25.94.
    But if you manage to find just a few great things on clearance, the savings could be completely wiped out by their insane shipping fees.
  • 157073
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 30, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    KOHL'S: I still look forward to Kohl's coupons because they are one of the few stores that lets you use all of their % off coupons on clearance.
    I've gotten great deals combining clearance w/ % off & free shipping.
    Oh, and earning Kohl's Ca$h at the same time too! Smile

    JO-ANN: I still look forward to their 40% & 50% off 1-item coupons because there are fabrics & trims I may need that are not on sale that week, or certain fabrics & trims that rarely (if ever) go on sale.

    MICHAELS & HOBBY LOBBY:
    Same with them. I look forward to these coupons for the same reasons. Not everything you want is on sale every week. And some items rarely (if ever) go on sale.

    *Also, there is a limited supply of coupons for the craft stores and you can usually use them just for 1 item, so I think they are in great demand because of that.

    Smile

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