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Why sale prices may not mean you’re getting good deals | WPXI

Everybody loves a sale. But the problem is, retailers know it and a sale may not always be what it seems. That’s why Channel 11 Morning News anchor Katherine Amenta examined a new study, then hit the stores to show you how to protect your wallet.

“Unfortunately I don’t really pay attention to prices when I shop,” said shopper Karen Conklin.

Conklin hates to admit it, but she doesn’t always look at sale prices at her favorite stores.  She says it’s largely because, she doesn’t believe them. And it turns out, she may be right.

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“Checkbook Magazine” tracked big-ticket items at 19 major retailers for 10 months. They say they uncovered disturbing pricing policies at 17 of those stores, with one of the worst offenders being Macy’s.

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