Did you know that you aren’t getting any real “deals” at outlet stores?
Or at off price retailers like TJ Maxx?
Outlet Stores & TJ Maxx Deceiving Ways
I watched an interesting CBC Marketplace investigation on their “Compare At Pricing”, you know, that number on the sales tag that suggests they sell the same item for twice as much at a retail store? That price is apparently just a number they make up. It isn’t based on any facts.
You can read the article here. FYI we call TJ Maxx stores Winners in Canada.
You still need to do your own price comparisons if you want to be sure you are getting a deal.
There is another article on people that sued TJ Maxx in California over their deceptive marketing practises here.
What about those “so called deals” at outlet stores?
Those lower prices you see at outlet stores are for products specifically designed and produced to be sold at outlet stores. They are not the same products you would find at the regular store. They use cheaper fabrics, lower end finishes and cut corners on design features. The items you see at outlet stores aren’t meant to have the same longevity as what you would find at the regular stores. You can read the full article here.
We are being duped.
Next time you head into that outlet store thinking you’re scooping up a real deal think again.
Just another reason to eschew retail shopping and shop secondhand when possible.