The following is an excerpt from Barbara Thau | March 20, 2012 | DailyFinance.com |
Nancy Pietschnig is gleeful about the bargains she scored recently at the Macy’s in the Garden State Plaza mall.
The patient-care technician picked up two DKNY tops: a tan hoodie for $7.25, marked down from $49, and a cotton cowl neck sweater for $9.99, slashed from $39.98. She also snatched up an American Rag print top for $9.75, which was originally priced $39, a Michael Kors grey top for $17.37, down from $ 69.50, and a Karen Scott sweater originally priced at $49 for a mere $6.12.
The tops already seemed like a bargain when Pietschnig, a native New Yorker who now lives in Lodi, N.J., plucked them from the clearance racks. Then, when she scanned the tags at Macy’s (M) price-check machine, “I wanted to go ‘Eeee!’” she says, making a squealing sound. “The feeling was, ‘What a bargain!’”
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