Sunday, August 19, 2012
Zellers "clearance" items may actually cost more
I've heard from a source that the outgoing Zellers at Brentwood Mall is trying to create the illusion that it is slashing prices for clearance. I would expect the same is happening at all Zellers stores. Although a few items on "clearance" may cost less than the regular price, most items currently on "clearance" were actually priced lower a few weeks ago and are priced higher now. For example, according to an employee of the Brentwood Zellers, bathroom floor mats that are now on "clearance" with a "30% off" tag actually cost roughly 30% less 2 weeks ago. Although it may not be illegal, the deceptive tactic is certainly dishonest. All I can say is, "CAVEAT EMPTOR".