Ever consider that there is a reason why Futureshop sells an item for $x.99? Or what about $x.97? For the most part, there is a meaning to it. About a year ago, someone working at the local Futureshop was telling me what the different pricing structures meant and I ended up forgetting about it until I looked into it a bit more this year. Here's the "lowdown".
Price ends in .99 - Regular or sale price, hardest to get a discount on. Not that that's saying much.
Price ends in .97 - Clearance price, you can push a bit harder for a discount because they want it out of the store. Stores have a certain percentage goal of clearance product per day.
Price ends in .96 - Open box. Product has been bought and returned or possibly refurbished. A discount has already been applied to it but you *might* be able to push for a bit more by accenting any negatives (missing manuals, case scratches)
Price ends in .95 - Pre-clearance price. This is not clearance yet, but will be soon. You can't push as much as on clearance product, but you can push a bit.
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