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kleinbl00  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Amazon is picking over the carcass of Toys'R'Us.

So are they taking the CompUSA/Circuit City model, whereby their "everything must go" prices are slightly higher than what you could have gotten at Target any day of the week, or are they serious?

I tried to pick over a couple Radio Shacks. Their prices were batshit even at 50% off.





OftenBen  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    are they serious?

Appears to be this way. Small change price tags on shelving units that still had a few beleaguered stuffed animals on them. From my estimates they had sold over 70% of the retail stock and over 50% of fixtures were already labeled for sale. I recognized the truck of a guy who trolls my apartment complex for scrap every few weeks in the parking lot.

kleinbl00  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I recognized the truck of a guy who trolls my apartment complex for scrap every few weeks in the parking lot.

Fuckin'A. zero to buzzards in three news cycles.

OftenBen  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Such is life in post-corporate America.

user-inactivated  ·  1563 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't know about CompUSA, but if I remember rightly Circuit City was carried out by a third party. Usually when a company, not always but usually, does their own close outs, their clearance prices are legit. If you see actual draw down prices for high ticket items like bikes and video game consoles, that'll be a pretty good indicator that the clearance prices you see are on the up and up.