Any Good Deals At Shopko?
June 16th is the estimated final day of the Shopko store on King Ave. West in Billings. The sign out front boasts items for up to 80% off. I stopped in today and they still have some inventory (more empty shelves than full), but I saw very few "deals" left.
I've seen quite a few Going Out of Business liquidations in my life and I expect prices to be raised before the sale, but some of the items I looked at today were just ridiculous. I suppose that's why they're still there.
For instance, I looked at an Igloo Automatic Ice Maker that was listed at 50% off. The "original price" was marked at $339.00, meaning the sale price was $169.50. I found this online at five retailers, all with the same price of 139.99. A $200 markup on a $139.99 item seems a bit much, even for a liquidation "sale".
I've also been in a market for a TV stand, so I checked out the one remaining stand and saw a price tag of 800.00. I didn't even bother to look at the discount rate given the starting point.
Maybe you'll have better luck than I did as the final days tick down (remember, the date is estimated, so it could be sooner).
They do have quite a bit of clothes remaining and I didn't even go in that section, so perhaps they might be worth the trip. There are also a few 4k smart tv's available at very good prices.
I ended up purchasing some seeds for various plants and flowers. Those envelopes come with prices printed on them by the manufacturer, so the discounts on those were real and a good investment.