.... of inflated prices!
The bestie and I went by there yesterday hoping to grab some good stuff. Me, for my kiddos and our homeschool. Her, for her graphic design hubby who is always sketching and drawing. So we head straight to pens, pencils, folders, etc. They had the original price tags still on the shelves. And they had a TON of employees walking around letting everyone know that the percentage off was counted from the STICKER price. So we walked by Post-its and saw rows and rows of them on a shelf marked $1.79 and they were supposed to be 30% off. Except that the sticker price was $3.86. Uh... we asked a few of the employees and a cashier and they all confirmed. It's off of the sticker price. The sticker price would ring up at the register not the shelf price. Oookay.
I did purchase a couple of pens. Disappointed, though. We saw a lot of people standing around price comparison shopping with Amazon on their smartphones. Most people were walking out empty handed. How did they think they'd sell much when people have such access to comparing prices, or even a general idea of what a single Post-it note pad should cost?