SKEPTICAL? YOU SHOULD BE
The retail apocalypse continues to claim high-profile victims, with children’s clothing giant Gymboree becoming the latest national chain to pull the plug, a move that will close roughly 800 stores. That means going-out-of-business sales show no sign of fading anytime soon. And while they may seem like fertile ground for hot bargains, liquidations are actually a minefield for shoppers who don't do their homework. If you're determined to sniff out a deal, read on — otherwise, you may fall for a "deal" that's anything but.