People piled into Sears at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon Thursday morning.
While many shoppers were hopeful they’d find something on the first day of liquidation sales, most left empty handed.
University student Ayesha Ishtiaq stopped in to check out the deals after her midterm exam. Her basket included some home décor items, but Ishtiaq said she’s not impressed by the sales.
“It says 20 to 50 per cent off, but like I’ve just seen like 20 per cent off only signs,” Ishtiaq said. “I was expecting more, like 20 per cent is nothing.”
The 64-year-old department store had signs up advertising, “everything must go,” “nothing held back,” and that everything is slated “20 to 50 per cent off original price, limited exceptions apply.”
Items such as clothing and housewares were mostly 20 per cent off, while jewellery, watches and luggage were priced at 30 per cent off Thursday.
Ishtiaq said she’s hopeful that better sales will be had as the liquidation continues.
“They’re going to be closing right, so they want to get rid of (their stuff),” Ishtiaq said. “If they want to get rid of stuff they should probably like, put it for like 50 per cent off or something.”
Sears announced two weeks ago it was liquidating its remaining stores across Canada, including the one in Saskatoon.
The liquidation sale is expected to last 10 to 14 weeks.