It’s not just big-box retail stores like Circuit City and Borders that have liquidation sales offering terrible deals for consumers. The hideous black, red, and yellow signs have gone up at a Pathmark grocery store in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Like other liquidation sales, though, all prices go back up to retail and are marked down from there. The problem with this is that customers miss out on the weekly specials going on at every Pathmark except the one shutting down.
A reader wrote to the local news blog Sheepshead Bites:
I think residents of Sheepshead Bay should know that Pathmark isn’t doing them any favors by selling products at 10% off full retail price. This supermarket is closing and they are NOT honoring the prices in the circular… 10% off full retail price is often more than the products are selling for in every other Pathmark!
Reader: Pathmark Closing Sale A Scam! [Sheepshead Bites]