Having worked in retail for a time, I can verify that stores tend to work way ahead on resets. Sometimes the inventory sits in the storeroom for quite a while as returning it to the supplier results in a loss. Even if they stash an item that's off the floor and sell it to a customer at a deep discount, it's still better than shipping it back for pennies on the dollar. Just depends on how much space they have in the back.craig11152 wrote:Not to defend K-Mart but that sort of thing is not uncommon at all retailers.Bryce wrote:K Mart has operated poorly for a long, long time. When I moved back here from the left coast in the early 90's I stopped in to purchase a snow shovel because the forecast called for snow and I didn't have one. It was very early February and although they had row after row of golf clubs on display there was nary a snow shovel to be found. Was told they were out of stock.
We had Christmas trees in storage at Walgreen's year-round. A customer who asked for one in July could get a hell of a deal!