Is it really a clearance price? : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

Many times I have headed to the clearance section of a store to look for a good deal only to find that the clearance price is higher priced than when the item was on sale. I have found that if I wait long enough at stores for a good clearance sale and 50% off or more of the clearance price than the deal may be a good one. I still find the best sales at garage sales, but there aren't to many of those in the winter time. Jenn

-- jenn (, October 17, 2001


I have been in a fashions class and seen some shows on "sales", markdowns etc. and i have learned that most of the time, the clothes are priced a lot higher to begin with , then they are factory made. Usually the best quality are the higher prices, and by the time the sales come around that "fad" or "style" is out. It just depends on what you want and at what cost. I tend to spend more on pants than on tops. I'm a walmart girl and a mark down girl, but if you are going to anywhere for sales, usually try a Sears or JC penny, because the clothes will still be fairly in tact. But i find that the sales at walmart quickly shrink, fall apart at the seams and whatever other disaster. THe other interesting thing i learned is at DISCOUNT outlets, only ONe out of fifty things will be a really good buy, and the rest were left overs from places that didn't sell, usually not very good quality. From all the running around the shopping well creates, just sew.

-- jillian (, October 17, 2001.

The best buy I ever had was two pairs of Oshkosh overalls, brand new at Sears, for $6 each. They were on a "50% off the already reduced price" rack and were originally $39 a pair. I got a size too big, rolled them up, and the boys wore them for over two years, long, then cut off for shorts another summer. Jillian's right; Sears and Penny's usually have better quality. The price is high, but if it's on sale, and you don't care about what's "in", you can get nice stuff that will wear well.

-- Cathy N. (, October 18, 2001.

I wouldn't count on sears' quality too much. Every thing I buy there seams to fall apart within the first year. IF your buying baby clothes. Family dollar has them really cheap and they are nice clothes. Not what you would expect. If you make it to the city they have places like once upon a child or others.

-- mindy (, October 18, 2001.

My favorite stores to shop for clothes (what little we buy) are Goodwill and the Thrift stores. Can find some name brand, almost new things there and I know they are sale prices! My next favorite place is WalMart's fabric dept. I've found lots of nice fabric there for $1 or $2 a yard and if you don't sew, you should learn how. It can save bundles!

-- Barb in Ky. (, October 18, 2001.

We shop at the Salvation Army Store for most clothes. If I receive a compliment for something I'm wearing, I smile and say that I got it at "Sally Ann's Boutique." Then people ask me for directions to the store. VBG

-- Charleen in WNY (, October 18, 2001.

My daughter has taken clothes shopping at thrift shops to a new high level. She lives in a college town and shops several thrift shops. She buys only name brand clothes in good condition and has a wonderful wardrobe. She also shops thrift shops, Salvation Army and Goodwill for her clothes as well as for her son. Again, good condition name brands.

Recently, she offered to volunteer at the thrift shop and was doing such a good job they hired her! Working there, she gets first dibs the new items coming plus makes a few dollars besides. And she only works 4 hours every other Saturday.

My best clothing purchase was an L.L.Bean field coat in excellent condition at a yard sale for $10. They retail for $139. I was thrilled.

Wishing you enough.

-- Trevilians (aka Dianne in Mass) (, October 18, 2001.

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