Did Kmart mark prices up before 'Going Out of Business' sale?
COOS BAY, Ore. -- A going out of business sale usually means big savings, but one South coast Kmart shopper says that's not the case.
Store closing and sale signs have people coming to Kmart trying to save a buck.
But how much are you really saving? One shopper says, it's not much.
'Teresa' didn't want to go on camera, but says she noticed something odd when she was buying sunglasses. "I noticed there was two tags on it, and so, I peeled it up and they were $5 more than the original price."
KCBY News spoke with Kmart's corporate office, and a spokesperson said the price on the sunglasses was always the higher price.
So, we went shopping to check it out, and found at least with the sunglasses, Teresa was right.
A pair of sunglasses were originally $12.99. But a price tag on top of that one lists the price at $5 more.
As advertised, there was a 30% discount off of the higher price, making the total 40 cents less than the first price tag.
"I don't have that kind of money to spend just to show people, so I just left," Teresa said.
A spokesperson for Kmart said they don't mark up their prices when they go out of business.