More Price Tag Codes Decrypted

The popularity of yesterday’s “Target Price Drop Hack” post helped rustle out some other retailer’s secret pricing codes:

Sears: 99: regular 98: No coupons or sales 88: closeout 97: clearance/discontinued 93: refurb/open-box

CircuitCity: 98: local price match 97: open box item 96: limited stock item, either oop (out of production) or so new that supplies are not regular yet 95: clearance oop product

OfficeDepot: Prices not ending in 0,9 or 5 are final markdowns.

Target: 9: full price 8: clearance 4: final markdown

RadioShack, Gap, many retailers: 7: final markdown

— BEN POPKEN