A price comparison on Dealnews.com warns AGAINST shopping the Borders liquidation sale, which I yammered about last week. Prices at Borders, even with items up to 40% off, are apparently crappy. Here’s the proof:
Before liquidation began, we visited the Borders store in the Time Warner Center in New York and noted the price of several books and select movies. Then, we returned on Saturday to note the post – “everything must go” prices “” and discovered that 19 out of 25 items were cheaper last week, while five were merely consistent. And, not surprisingly, almost none were actually price lows once we compared online.
So basically Borders raised prices (chart below)
on many items in anticipation of the liquidation sale. This is proof that many shoppers (certainly not you) are so distracted by big discounts that they forget to look at the price! And businesses are happy to take advantage. For the books Dealnews compared, buying online was cheaper. But your public library is still cheaper!!!
Did you get caught up in the Borders liquidation sale? Did you find any deals you know are hot?
First Week Price = prices days before liquidation sale
Second Week Price = prices during liquidation sale