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Posts Tagged ‘bargain shopping’

Extreme sale shopping

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The annual Thymes Warehouse Sale in Minneapolis is a shopping phenomenon – the likes of which most retailers and brands only dream of: lines an hour long, parking a half mile away – amazing what bargain hunters will put up with to get lotion and soap for 50 to 80 percent off. Here’s what they say:

Bargaining is rude and it just might work

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

At an event for local retailers this week, Bay Street Shoes president Darrel Besikof expressed dismay at the way customers today will brazenly pick up a full price item and shout out an offer. He gets offended. Frustrated. Even hurt. But sometimes, if the offer is reasonable, he’ll take it.
In this economy, Besikof says he either had to power up, or get out. He is building a brand new store at Calhoun Square, twice the size of the old one. It is expected to open in the fall.

Kid clothes bargains

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Got a great bargain hunting tip from Mary who works at the Savers at 2124 E. Lake St. She says every Monday, you’ll find a ton of kids clothes priced at 99 cents, including many items never worn, with original tags still in tact. "Our area is not shopped for kids clothes as the neighborhood is older," she says. "Mondays get busy because a lot of consignment store owners are shopping but there is more than enough for everyone!" Great to know. And in case you’re thinking shopping Savers is beneath you, get this: Mary used to work for Nordstrom and says she’ll be happy to walk around the counter to hand you your purchase – even if it did cost just 99 cents. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved