As I said this past Friday, the Kmart where my daughter works is closing. They had their first round of markdowns, as of Sunday. Anybody who knows anything about retail knows that the original markdowns don't even bring the items down to sale price yet. But the merchandise is flying out the door.
I was there looking around yesterday at some items, mainly dreaming. We were over at the Evil Big Box Store(tm) across the street on Monday. The item I was most interested in was still more expensive at Kmart even with the 10% discount.
Our daughter called us last night to tell us that this man was in the store on Saturday wanting to buy some coffee, which was on sale for $5.99. He decided to come in on Sunday when the going out of business sale began. The coffee then reverted to it's regular price of $6.99, minus the 10% discount of 70 cents. You do the math.
Funny thing is this is happening all over that store. I think this round of cuts is designed to give the employees a good laugh.