Shoppers cool to Sears liquidation sale
Most items marked 20% off, leaving bargain hunters disappointed
Ottawa's Carlingwood Shopping Centre was busier than normal Thursday as bargain hunters descended on the mall's Sears store for a liquidation sale, but the crowds didn't necessarily translate into huge sales.
But not long after the doors opened and the waiting crowd of roughly 100 shoppers entered the store, many of them left empty-handed and underwhelmed.
"No good," said Albino Salvati, who also left without making any purchases. "Forty per cent last week, now it's twenty per cent. Does that make sense?"
Sears shoppers on Thursday also expressed concern for Sears staff.
"It's sad for the employees. It's kind of somber in there," said Dan Pershick.
Pershick did manage to snag a chalkboard for his kitchen, at twenty per cent off the regular price.