10 of the Worst Sales Ever! (and 1 of the best)

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In the spirit of Follow Friday, a little impromptu post inspired by a tweet I saw today from @kn0thing, where he'd linked to a photo he called the "Worst. "˜Sale.' Ever." Guess what? Turns out, there are a bunch more floating around online.

1. Worst. "Sale." Ever.

The photo that inspired the post: Yep, this XBox Guitar Hero World Tour was originally £144.99, until this store had the bright idea to mark it down to £144.98. Typo? Here's hoping some blokes weren't taken in by the false advertising hype.

2. Wal-Mart Cares

From Reid Kerr, we get this great find from his local Wal-Mart. Here he is, in his own words:

Walmart-Sale-793574 "Wal-Mart Cares. That's the only way I can describe this sale, featuring blank CDs for a jaw-dropping fraction of the cost. I mean, anytime I can buy something and save one-one-thousand, three-hundred and forty-eighth of the cost, I jump all over that deal."

3. 0% Off

Picture 1Okay, so this one doesn't really count, right? Clearly the gigantic 1 (or 2, or even 5) is that other huge sign laying on the ground, right? Boy do I hope so.

4. Worst Sale Ever?

saleScott Sherman gives us this lulu from Toys R Us. In his own words: "I took my kids to the toy store today - in a struggling economy, it's nice to see Toys R Us slashing prices like this."

5. Lamest sale sign ever

worstsaleSkorskimus over at Flickr.com posted this one. It clearly rubbed him/her the wrong way"¦ understandable.

6. Save $-10

thebestthingever-thumbThese just in from some of our readers (thanks Daybringer and James Gibson)! Another Toys R Us, and another Wal-Mart... keep 'em coming!

7. Less = More

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8. Ikea Failvkstbord

The hits keep coming! Thanks Steven, for the next 3...
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9. Three-of-a-Kind = a Special Kind of Find

Okay, so this is another joke... but you already knew that.
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10. Prices Slashed! (the wrong way)

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The Best Sale Ever!

Picture 2From a reader named Jason, we get this, er, priceless sale pic, which he describes for us on his Flickr page: "This sign was hanging in a Goody's (a regional clothing store in the South Eastern US). Well, it was a regional clothing store, as they folded in early '09. You'd think that by offering $10 for $1 it's no wonder, but I think they were planning on making up the difference in volume. "

Have your own Worst Sale Ever story/pic? Hit us back and tell the world. We'll include them and keep the list going... Yeah, go ahead, be our bloggers.

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September 11, 2009 - 8:08pm
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