Tips to scoring a deal
❚ Compare prices: The easiest way to do this is to scan product barcodes with Amazon, Target and Walmart apps.
❚ Look for special merchandise: It’s common for liquidators to bring in special merchandise, often leftovers from other closed retailers. Look for signs at store entrances that explain how to spot this merchandise, which includes women’s slippers, tote bags and special toys not previously carried at stores.
❚ All sales are final: If you end up buying something you don’t want, try recouping your money by selling it. Also make sure prices ring up at advertised discounts before paying.
❚ Use a credit card: This is a safety net if you experience any problems and may offer a way to contest the charge. But you are shopping at your own risk.
❚ Warranties: Check warranty details and find out where repairs can be made.