> I went to my first one since the announcement this past weekend. Big sign out front
> with "up to 40% off everything in the story!" Literally the only thing that was
> 40% off was some gift bags on one rack -- and those were still much more than the
> Dollar Store next door. Most popular things (video games, systems, Legos, Nerf)
> were 5-10% off at the most.
> Horrible pricing at this point. I could stand to pick up some extra Nerf stuff --
> and the DISCOUNTED price was still 20% more than I can buy it at my local Meijer
> almost any day of the week.
> That being said, the place was packed! People everywhere. Lines at the checkouts.
> So, people saying that they are "stupid" likely don't understand how "going out
> of business" marketing works.
It is working very well for them at this point.
> If it dies down later, then those of us that know pricing better may (or may not)
> see some deals just before they actually close. But, for now, the place is full
> of Moms-and-Dads that are totally buying into the "sale" right now.
Wasn't you arguing in another thread about how toys r us did lower prices but no one paid attention..... and we looked at a bike helmet that was 50% off and looked online and it was same price at target, same thing with some bikes