Scoring a great sale
Earlier I mentioned that unless a “sale” discount is higher than 70 percent, you’re not getting a bargain, because the retailer planned to make money even with a 70 percent discount.
The other day I scored two Hallmark Christmas ornaments at 75 percent off: a “Mork From Ork” ornament and a “Gorn Attacks Captain Kirk” Star Trek ornament. Neither of them had motivated me to pay $20 to $30 for them at retail, but 75 percent off was a much more palatable price. Considering that the ornaments are made by Chinese political prisoners for a few pennies apiece, Hallmark is still making money even at 75 percent off.
Now I have to figure out which ornaments to get rid of. It’s either that, or buy another Christmas tree to put them on.