5 stores where you shouldn't pay full price

Discount codes make it easy to get a deal almost any day of the week.

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Apr 29, 2014 2:06PM
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Don't believe sales for a minute! I had my eye on a $200 dollar Casio Pathfinder at Fred Meyer's for well over a year. The day I finally saw a sale on watches, I made a beeline for the store. Sure, it was on sale alright, but the "regular" price had been hiked up to $235! And as soon as the sale was over, it was marked back to $200 again. Don't for even a second believe that other stores are not doing the exact same thing!
Apr 29, 2014 1:40PM
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You could not spend full price at Kohl's even if you tried to.  Everything is always "on sale".
Apr 29, 2014 2:04PM
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You should add Bed, Bath and Beyond to that list. If you don't have a 20% coupon you shouldn't buy there. 
Apr 29, 2014 2:33PM
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I try not to pay full price at ANY store!
Apr 29, 2014 2:02PM
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I just shop online, find better deals & don't have to wait in lines.
Apr 29, 2014 2:11PM
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Hobby Lobby also.  If what you're looking at isn't on sale for 40-50% off this week, check back next week or the week after and it will be.
Apr 29, 2014 2:43PM
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Stores can put just about any original over inflated price on a product and then tell you take 50-70% off and call it some type of sale.  The bottom line is that is all the product is worth to begin with and if you are foolish enough (or very wealthy) to pay the "original price" then the stores put one over on you and they are laughing all the way to the bank.
Apr 29, 2014 4:22PM
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I was buying a 2 piece dress at Kohl's for a wedding. I picked it out, it was marked $40 for top, $40 for bottom. I thought, ok i need it so I'll get it.

 

At the checkout it rang up at $20 per piece. It wasn't even advertised.

Apr 29, 2014 4:19PM
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All of this merchandise is made in overseas slave shops for around $5, and largely less.  Brand names make no difference.  It's all cheap stuff with more spent on advertising than product.
Apr 29, 2014 2:17PM
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Some of these offers and sales are not as good as you think once you realize the little marketing tricks behind them. Many stores run these buy one at regular price get the second item for 50% off. Not the best deal once you think about it. First, if you don't intent to buy a second item there is no benefit. Second, even if you are buying a second item you only get 50% off the LOWEST price item. If you had just gotten 30-40 % off ALL items you would have saved more in the long run.


In the case of Kohl's, I noticed they usually don't offer the regular discount coupons in combination with the Kohl's ca**** usually one or the other. Just another marketing gimmick.

Apr 29, 2014 2:11PM
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Kohls, a dress shirt their was 35 $$$ on sale Wow I never go in their any more
Apr 29, 2014 3:00PM
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Every now and then I go into the salvation army store. I bought a pair of Italian leather shoes for $4.00 They were hardly worn and looked like new. I also bought a beautiful red purse for $4.00 To buy it new, it would have cost $45.00 Kohl's is high just like Target etc. I buy all my clothes online because they cost less.
Apr 29, 2014 2:49PM
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Yeah, if you shop at Kohls you gotta have the Credit Card, and wait for the 30% off coupons to come in the mail, and you get Kohls cash for every $50 dollars, good deals.
Apr 29, 2014 3:15PM
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I would like to make a correction..


"Kohl's Cash can then be used on your next $10 and up purchase."

When using your Kohl's Cash, you can spend it on something that is LESS than $10. The associate will scan the Kohl's Cash and then be prompted, by the register, to "Insert Kohl's Cash" to reprint the remaining balance so the customer can have for later use. HOWEVER, the Kohl's Cash is not valid for Kohl's Cares products as those are 100% charitable items, Kohl's does not earn any prophet.


If you get a $10 gift card in the mail from Kohl's, then your purchase must be $10 or more.


Just clarifying as a former associate. :)  

Apr 29, 2014 2:21PM
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The only one of these stores I shop at is Kohl's and I have gotten some good deals there. However I don't  like their Croft & Barrow brand ( believe that is the name) no matter how well you take care of the pants/shirt  it it always fades and looks worn out way before it should.
Apr 29, 2014 3:29PM
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As a credit card carrying Kohl's customer I can dispel any advantage.  I normally receive mailers from Kohl's that offer 10 - 20 and 30% off with the Kohl's card. But if you carefully watch much of the merchandise, it appears to me to be marked up higher than other stores which tends to negate any true savings.
Apr 29, 2014 5:01PM
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I was in Kohl's the other day and everything was on sale but they marked there stuff up so high that they sale prices were higher than reg price on some items. Sorry Kohl's YOU LOST A CUSTOMER.
Apr 29, 2014 4:34PM
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I've been in Kohls when they had a buy one get one free sale going on. I was looking at dress pants and the tag said $100. However I could see right through the tag to the old one underneath that said $50.
Apr 29, 2014 5:18PM
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No problem as I don't shop at any of them.
Apr 29, 2014 6:44PM
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Kohl's has good sales and good clearance items.  My favorite store.
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