Originally Posted by bryansj
I just lost all the CC stores in my area right before Christmas. If anyone is looking for deals then look elsewhere. I popped in about four or five times during the various stages of clearance at a couple stores and there wasn't a deal on anything IMO. Everything gets set to MSRP and then 10% to 30% off. The uninformed pick up anything decent thinking it is a good deal. When the prices drop below Best Buy prices the selection has slimmed way down. When the prices drop below Amazon.com prices the only stuff left is the shelves, display model TV stands, and general crap.
You'll get a better deal by vowing to never set foot into a closing CC and using that gas savings to just buy the item at BB. Better yet order it online elsewhere.
I was about to say the same thing.....CC around here has been history for 2 or 3 weeks now. I stopped in my local store 3 or 4 times during their "liquidation" and just had to laugh and the "deals" the were offering.
I would go further than bryansj and say in many cases they were marking product way
above MSRP simply so they could say the product was 50% off or more. One case in point that stuck out to me....I've been looking at upgrading my LCD and have had my eye on the Vizio SV470VXT (or it's discount club equivalent). MSRP direct from the Vizio website is $1399. Sam's has it for $1298. I was in CC and just happened to walk through the TV section (not really looking, just walking) and they had all their remaining TV stock out of the warehouse and sitting in the floor of the showroom. One box caught my eye....looked like the TV I was in the market for. Never having seen Vizio at CC before I was interested and dug into the line of boxes to see if it was the same set. Sure enough, it was the same one and they were crooning about how it was either 30 or 40% off....thing was they had marked it up to over $2000 before the discount was taken. I had to do a triple take and verify it was the correct TV....$700 over MSRP. The "sale" price was still $200 over the everyday Sam's price. And this was only 2 days before this particular store closed to the public.
What crap. I would almost say that the didn't "lose" a dime on any of the product they supposedly liquidated. The last time I was in there they were pushing all the odds and ends...racks, displays, fixtures, cables etc. They had a couple of tables loaded down with the heavy duty cables they hook all the display equipment up with. I'm always in the market for a good deal on wires and cables (I have a box of extra Monoprice deals in the basement) and thought it might be a good time to stock up on some extra heavy component cables and such. They had 10-15' sets that bundled the component and audio (basically 5 RCA cables in one big snake)...very good quality, but very used as well. Figured I might beat out Monoprice on these (they had a ton of them), but they wanted like $25 for something almost exactly the same as http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
. And these had been used and reused for years at least.