Skeptical? You Should Be
The retail apocalypse continues to claim high-profile victims, with shopping mall staple GNC joining the ranks of national chains announcing massive store closures. Even dollar stores have felt the heat: Family Dollar has announced plans to close nearly 400 of its 8,000-plus 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.