|Target: Any sale item with a price
ending in "4" is considered the final markdown and will not go down
further in price. Clearance stickers have a small number on the top left
corner whick represents the percentage off. It starts at 10, then goes
to 15, 30, 50, 75 and the lowest it gets is 90, then it goes back to the
manufacturer. Items are thrown away it they are perishable, but it gets
noted for the distributor. Clearance prices don't always make it to 90
percent though because the store stops getting the product in shortly
before it goes clearance, and once it's gone, it's gone.
Sears: Prices ending in 99 are regular, 98 is no
coupons or sales, 88 is closeout, 97 is clearanced/discontinued, 93 is
refurb/open-box. A letter, followed by a number indicated what the
original price of the item was. A=10, B=20 and so on. So an item marked
A7 would have been 17.99, an item marked C9 would be 39.99.
Circuit City: 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
Best Buy: Frigidaire items have a code on the tag
0000*****00000. The numbers in between the zeros is the dollar amount
they can reduce the item by.
Office Depot: Prices not ending in 0, 9 or 5 are
Gap & Old Navy: prices ending in 7 are the final
markdown and will not go down further in price. Usually, unsold items
with this code are supposedly sent to closeout stores within a few weeks
of the markdown.
Abercrombie & Fitch: anytime an item is $xx.50, it
is full price, and anytime it is $xx.ANYTHING ELSE, it is on sale.
99.99%, the item on sale will end in $xx.90, but sometimes we do $xx.89
just to confuse people.
JC Penny: If the price ends in a 7; that's the
lowest price the item will be sold at. Gift receipt code: letters
correspond to the numbers on a computer keyboard. Q=1, W=2, E=3, R=4
etc. If the gift code ends in the letter U (correspods to 7) you know
the person bought your gift on clearance.
Lowes: there's a number underneath the bar code
before a decimal
point. That number is the commission amount the sales person makes on
the item (called the "spiff").
Ace Hardware: uses letters to tell the employees
what the cost of a product was. VICKSBURG:
V=1, I=2, C=3, K=4, S=5, B=6, U=7, R=8, G=9
So a toaster with a price of $12.99 might have a code under that listing
BCS or $6.35 for a cost.
"Do It Best" stores and HWI stores: BLACKHORSE
letters spell out how much the store paid for the item (B=0, L=1, A=2,
Home Depot: Prices that are green tagged always end
in 6. That way
all the employees know for sure that it is a clearance item and if it
does not sell within X amount of days, it is thrown in the dumpster!
Sam's Club: prices ending in 91 means that item is
clearanced. (Ex: $12.91).
Osco: price code word CHARLESTON... (C=1, H=2, A=3
etc) that's how much Osco paid for the item
If you purchase any lawn and garden product made by John
Deere you can ake the retail price x75%, that will give you the
JD dealers cost.