http://consumerist.com/2008/12/30/according-to-bloomberg-retailers-expect/

According to Bloomberg, retailers expect to close 73,000 stores in the first half of 2009, because no one bought enough Christmas presents. Thanks, Marc!

Is Target Intentionally Using Its "Special Deals" To Screw Over Customers?

Is Target Intentionally Using Its "Special Deals" To Screw Over Customers?

Dan can do math in his head, which is a great skill these days when you’re checking out the n objects for x price! specials at Target. In this case, Dan notes that the “temporary price cut” is so temporary that it doesn’t even exist: you’ll pay 13 cents more per box if you buy three of them. This is the third Target “special” we’ve seen this month that screws the consumer. Are we seeing a new trend? Is it legal to call it a price cut if it’s not?