Retailers and online shoppers can save on big-ticket items by visiting department stores where prices are cheaper, and getting a discount on top-of-the-line items, a new report says.
Key points:A report says discount department stores often have lower-priced products and more limited selections than some other department storesThere are many discount department store deals on sale from time to timeThere are also many deals on items that are on sale and not listed on any department store websiteThe study looked at all major department stores in the US and found that in some cases, discounted department store products were more expensive than those available at major department store retailers.
“Many discount department-store deals on offer online are less than the price of the products at major-name retailers,” the report says, adding that a variety of items can be discounted.
“This includes items that can be found on Amazon or other online retailers.
It also includes items from the same department as those sold by major department retailers.”
The report says that in the past year, many of these discounts have been in effect at department stores with a high volume of customers.
“Discount department-stores are not only more expensive, but also they often have less inventory than other department-stores,” it said.
“These discount department department- stores also have fewer online stores, as most online retailers do not carry the items that were discounted.”‘
Crazy” pricesMany online retailers are offering discounts for some items that some major department-state retailers are not selling.”
Crazy prices can be seen in many department store discount department product offers,” the study said.
It said that some of the most commonly discounted items were:The study found that while some discount department retailers have a high inventory, some of them were still offering discounts on many of their most popular products.”
The average number of discounts on most discount department products is below 50 percent of the price at major discount department brands,” it noted.”
In some cases where discount department items are sold for $200 to $300, it is often significantly cheaper to buy online at major retailers, such as Amazon.
“Some of the items on sale at discount departmentstores were less expensive than some of their major department competitors.”
Most of the popular items on discount department discount products are also sold online at some of these major department brands, but not at discount retailers such as Target or Walmart,” the authors wrote.”
Some of these items are also on sale online at other discount department and major department brand websites, and many of them are on offer at department-owned online retailers such the Amazon.com, Apple.com and Google.com websites.””
For example, Amazon.org offers a number of items for sale, including several items that the authors described as ‘discount’ at Target and Walmart,” it added.”
Target, Walmart, and Apple also sell the same items for $150 or less, so it’s possible that some online retailers, like Target and Amazon, also offer these same items.
“The authors said that although there are many departments stores where items are on the lower-end of price lists, most of them had a “high inventory” that made it hard for the average consumer to find deals on discounted products.