I should’ve put this on “Cheap Worcester Wednesday”, but it was in Shrewsbury and wasn’t particularly cheap. Unfortunately, “Overpriced Shrewsbury Thursday” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
The family and I went by Borders in Shrewsbury briefly on Sunday. “Everything” in the “Entire Store” was on sale at 20-40% off, except — if you read the fine print — for limited exceptions.
Those limited exceptions included the whole children’s book section, which had books at 10% off and other stuff (Legos, Melissa and Doug, and other toys) at 20% off. Now, I know I’m not the target market for new books (that is, I’m in the “Cheap Yankee” category that only responds to the sight of Jerry Ellis in cartoon form) but I really don’t understand how you can call a whole section of the store a limited exception and get away with it.
Fellow cheap-niks, I’d wait until they’re in deep discount mode before entering the store.