Skeptical? You Should Be
Sears and its sister company Kmart continue their slow demise, with a just-announced round of closings that will leave the chains with 19 and 16 stores, respectively. Combined with other retailers that remain on the ropes thanks to the pandemic, 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.