A former employee of TK Maxx has lifted the lid on a secret hack that could make shoppers a really good bargain. Customers should check the labels for the money-saving tracks.
The former employee of the High Street chain said that certain numbers on labels meant that the item was a really good bargain. He now advises people to check the price tags before buying anything.
The Manchester Evening News reports how the revelations came out in a documentary behind the scenes about TK Maxx. On the program, former senior merchandiser Daniel Baker talks about the retailer’s tricks and tips.
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Daniel leaked his secrets in a new Channel 5 documentary, “TK Maxx: How Do They Do It?” The show, which airs this Sunday (May 1), will be an eye-opening insight into how TK Maxx works.
He said that when picking up an item to buy, customers should examine the price tag carefully to see if one of three key figures is on it. The numbers to keep an eye on are one, two and seven.
Daniel said in the show: “On any label you can see a number. The number that is really exciting for a customer is number two because it means it is genuine item that was sold at a higher price somewhere else. It’s excess stock or something. “
According to Daniel, the numbers on labels vary from one to nine, all of which are codes used by TK Maxx. But there are only three that are relevant to shoppers.
Daniel said: “The three main codes are one, two and seven. One product produced for TK Maxx, two is ‘close out buy’, which is unsold from another brand, and seven are ‘packaway’, which means that it has been packed for a previous year, just like Christmas biscuits bought in January for the following year.
“You can get good value for money on one type of one. It may be that just the quantity they produce means they can price it cheaper. The real good deals you are looking for are definitely a two and a It’s also part of the treasure hunt when I came into a store, as I’re constantly going “oh it’s a type two, it’s a really good bargain there.”