I love outlet shopping…The next time you hit your nearest outlet center, make sure you’re getting a deal by keeping these things in mind:
The amount you save may be a lie!
Most stuff is tagged with what the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price used to be. But in fact, that MSRP might as well be made up. Most stores custom-print tags for their outlet markets, and they can put the MSRP at whatever level they want to make the item seem like a bigger bargain than it actually is.
Not everything is marked down!
Many outlet stores also carry their top sellers. These are called core products. Often times, core products are not discounted. So don’t assume just because your shopping at an outlet mall that everything is marked down.