The reasons why Sports Authority failed as a business are oh so abundantly clear if you'd ever shopped there. With few exceptions (like maybe shoes) nothing was available in the store and if it was, the price was HIGH.
On the odd chance something was on sale, it would be out of stock in the good size, color, etc. you want. Plus, they LOVE LOVE LOVE to sell everything at retail price. Who wants to pay retail?
Retail is for suckers. Now in bankruptcy, they continue to gouge the people coming in thinking they're going to get a deal, but instead are met with the ubiquitous 10% to 30% off signs all over. Well as it turns out, the vast majority of their merchandise is only 10% off RETAIL, except for the odd lot/unsaleable stuff which is reduced 20% to 30%. We went into the Mt Prospect IL store and my brother said it best - it's insulting.
10% They think people are dumb enough to believe they're getting a bargain. I wanted a Wilson Evolution basketball, their final sale price was $59 + tax which is about $9 higher than I paid at ***'s for the ball but in a limited edition color which adds $5 - and ***'s ain't cheap. So that makes them $14 higher on that one example. They're missing the point of a bankruptcy liquidation sale.
The store sucked before, it sucks now, and it will suck on the last day when they bolt the doors shut for good.
Oh yeah people PLEASE USE THE GIFT CARDS! Don't let them steal the $98 million outstanding, which they plan to do.
Product or Service Mentioned:
Wilson Sporting Goods Evolution Basketball Ball.
Reason of review: Pricing issue.