Originally broadcast January 8, 2016
Get our newsletter http://cbc.ca/marketplace/watchdog
For more: http://cbc.ca/marketplace/episodes/2015-2016/sale-fail
»»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/cbcnews?sub_confirmation=1
Connect with CBC News Online:
For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://www.cbcnews.ca
Find CBC News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cbcnews
Follow CBC News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbcnews
For breaking news on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts
Follow CBC News on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCNews/posts
Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://instagram.com/cbcnews
Follow CBC News on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cbcnews//
Follow CBC News on Tumblr: http://cbcnews.tumblr.com
For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
Quality is not important, it is not important whether the brand is original. For 99% of people who buy in these places the most important thing is that on the bag, on the glasses, on the jeans is known and clearly visible - a large gold brands. And of course they have money for it. Marketing has done brainwashing and tie are the effects. You can see with embarrassment ladies 140 150 cm growth from countries where the main means of transport are animals or bicycles that proudly parade with many shopping bags of very well-known brands. Next to it are former owners of these elephants and bikes and dream of buying a hat Tommy Hilfiger - and the biggest problem is a very small badge.
These are changes and generational and sociological. If you do such a policy - it is easier to manage the society. Consent to marijuana trade - what is it? Exactly the same. Russia has been drinking its nation vodka for hundreds of years and management. Canada will give marijuana and it will have a society that is easy to rule. If a lot of people are running and looking for where to buy a cheap handbag of a well known brand, then there is no time to think what is good and what is bad.
Not today, not tomorrow but in 5-10 years on the street there will be those who have just used marijuana, others who are lining up for 5 dollars adidas sports shoes, and the rest will walk with a small screen and look for pokemon.
It's worth to see and understand more.
Wait, did these people really believe that they were getting the same product for less cost? Because that's so illogical and unrealistic. The outlets are not a magical place where the rules of a market economy don't exist. You're paying less for a reason.
People seem naive obviously is not 100% same quality but they are not knock offs they just might have a little problem (most of the time only visible to quality control)so they can be sold at full price but still good and they do last.
I do t get what is retail or outlets XD
For me is all shops, i hate shopping so i alwayd go to a place where i can find most the clothes shops together and then i just go and see prices, then i go, try and buy what i need, thatd if possible at home i see what kind of clothes they have. In the end i buy the end season stock at a low price and just go home. I dont look theyr brands or high quality because i know i will be changing my clothes in 3 years or so, ir maybe i will move so i hate taking things with me so i donate most of my clothes and carry 60kg of clothes (winter + summer + shoes) XD
I am so thankful that you put out this information. I have learned so much, not only on this subject but others that you have posted. I am not Canadian, but even us Texans are willing and able to learn.
I do not feel rip of because i do not by from retailer - because i do not want pay for small difference double money, even for outlet staff i do not want to pay - I love thrift stores - there is real price for overpriced garbage
how is this deceptive when you can tell the quality before you buy? Your paying a fraction of the price, for a fraction of the quality, why is anyone surprised at all. If you think a sweater feels thin or a bags leather isn't heavy enough, don't buy it...
I but at Outlets when possible, I feel like the quality is still the same. The clothes and jeans last me as long as a retail place. Also I love the Michael Kors outlet, my purses and wallets have lasted and my watch is still good. American Eagle and Bath & Body have amazing outlets ♥️♥️♥️
8 YRS OLD EXPIRED SKIN CARE AS ''REGULAR'' WINNER'S PRODUCT BEING SOLD.... DAILY.
Winners is also knowingly selling expired skin care product at this present time in Canada. I have proof that, in the past (I contacted the brands in question: Elizabeth Arden, Lierac, etc.), I purchased a few (I mean, a lot...) skin care products at winners that were around 8 YEARS OLD. There's no law in Canada regarding shelf life expiry date (expiry before opening) if the compagnie sets the shelf life of an item to more then a certain period of time (I believe more then 24 months). That said, it is not that products ''never expire'', it means that compagnies have no obligation to print an shelf life date to products that they are ''expecting'' to be good for more then a certain period of time (again, I believe it is 24 months) without being open. In result, you can easily being purchasing and using skin care products with actives ingredients who turned very bad and, therefore, ending up damaging your skin (and your wallet). When I called and emailed winners about this, I had the same answer over and over ''we are currently looking into this'', until they just stopped replying (I did this because I had a very bad skin reaction to a product). When I called some of the skin care brand that I purchased from winners in the past to know when the products were manufactured and if it was safe to use (8 yrs old products from Elizabeth Arden and 7 years old product from Lierac) both brands told me that they were ''never selling products to winners'' and Lierac rep told me that there was a ''grey market'' happening in the beauty industry were some products were sold to winners and other ''sale-retailers'' from some third illegitimate dark parties. Were Elizabeth Arden failed to tell me that those 8 yrs old product shouldn't be used (they literally told me they had NO expiry date if not open), Lierac's rep told me that skin care product that old shouldn't be sold at all, neither use onto face, etc.
So.... I guess, what I'm saying is that we need to have better laws regarding the longevity of beauty products in order to protect consumers and Canadians citizens, and, in the meanwhile, avoid purchasing beauty products from winners.
I apologized for any grammatical/ spelling mistakes. Please note that I'm french.
It's simple ... there are people who don't wear clothes because they like them, but just to show off ... so even if it's just for the outlet and the quality is bad, they don't care because they get it cheaper while still wearing the trademark others think is expensive ... I even know people who go check on prices at stores, and buy IMITATIONS, but saying proudly they purchased it from the original store at the actual original's price ... People are sick! Simple 😑
So winners is owned by TJ maxx here in the U.S. I used to work at TJ Maxx. One of the things they did was block wifi and network signals (something ikea also does) so that people wouldn't check Amazon. The majority of the products are repeats and people don't notice because we had to mix them up and make them look a little messy. Sometimes a shirt that came in a couple months before would come back, as well as other items. Shoppers think they are getting something rare but most of the products are made for these low price retailers.
J. crew? Banana Republic? You're first mistake is looking at brands that are cheap to start with (BR is an Old Navy brand). Second, it's not a 'rip off' to get a cheaper product at a lower price. Those who feel ripped off are they who couldn't tell the difference in quality to begin with: they needed someone to tell them the difference.
I've bought things at Nordstrom Rack, and I know some of the products I bought are just old stock because I know the specific brand I was buying. I might have been able to get some of these items cheaper when they were on sale direct from the company, but at that time, I didn't know the company was going to change their sizing and I just planned to buy stuff from the newest Seasons like I use to. So the prices weren't necessarily the lowest price ever, but I wanted specifically older Season stuff with older sizing.
I’ve honestly never come across anything from an outlet store that has anything wrong with it. Certainly nothing to complain about. I don’t care where you go, you’re always going to be paying much, much more than the company paid to produce the item. I always go for what I think is worth the money it’s being sold for. Forget the “brand” or the “compare at” prices.
What's really ironic is that the high end knock-offs are better quality than the made-for-outlet items. Have a friend who works at authenticating items for resale and can't stop talking about that. A factory in China will make legitimate mid-end (designer) bags by day and higher-end (luxury) knockoffs by night. The quality of those are incredible.
So rather than suffering from other companies manufacturing a knockoff of their product, these companies decided to make their own knockoff and sell it at the lower price. Hmm, quiet a business decision really.
Really? Does anyone really think they're getting the same quality at the outlets? You get what you pay for..consumers go there specifically because they just wanna pay less. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the quality is less at the outlets. It just depends how you define value for your $$$
If Hideous Hilary the "expert" were to look at herself in the mirror, I'm sure she would start buying her clothes at the army surplus store. What a horror in that skirt! I hope she's happy with her longer-lasting wallets! YUK!!! As for the rest of the Brand-seeking world, you are just lambs to the slaughter, and I feel sorry for you.
These stores are simply responding to customer demands. EVERYONE, at least in America, needs to get EVERYTHING cheaper than EVERYONE ELSE. This makes it almost impossible for retailers to sell anything without some sort of a meaningless discount. Why would anything be less expensive on Columbus Day? “Black Friday“ is it totally made up holiday to sell more stuff. .“Buy one, get one free“ does not mean you are getting one free. It means you are buying two. Manufactures do not make free stuff so that retailers can pass along this free stuff. Retailers who always sell everything at 50% off, first have to double the price. No business will spend a lot of money advertising anything that is giving away for “free“. “Outlet stores“ are not “eliminating the middleman“. These stores pay the same rent, the same taxes, hire the same employees, and need to make the same margins, as any other retail stores.
At the end of the day, consumers will pay more if they’re getting a bigger discount. And the retailers cater to this attitude.
"This is a rip off." But it's really not. That's why you're at an OUTLET store. You're not going to the retail because you can't/don't want to spend that money on products but still want something in your budget- you get what you pay for. Not a rip off- consumer reality~
I dont think this is a fair comparison, as not once did ABC buy the "SAME" product from retail as at outlets. They are similar, not the same. If a product isn't the same the price shouldnt be the same. This is perfectly just.
Why would people think that a fashion label would provide the same quality for a substantial lesser price at an outlet? If that was the case wouldn't people just ditch the retail? I though people knew that they are getting lesser quality for lesser price, no rip-offs.
Let me tell you this! As a Banana Republic/Gap Buyer and Merchandiser all the leftovers from the retails stores are usually pass on the Outlets store! Usually the old season that was not sold at the Retails usually transferred to the outlets. These are called over produced stuff, meaning we have met our sale expectations for the particular products for the season and it’s time to cut the prices and transfer to the outlets store.
It may take a while to empower yourself with the know how to reach David Blaine or Criss Angel standard but you should have a lot of fun along the way. A useful reference for learning card magic is The Royal Road to Card Magic book which is a card magic classic and a valuable tool to learn from.
The beauty of this fascinating hobby is that you can learn it at any age. Whereas starting younger does give you the advantage of usually being able to get the hang of learning new magic moves and sleights relatively quickly, there is nothing wrong with taking up this great pastime even if your 60 or 70 something, heck, the sky is the limit here.
Penn and Teller have contributed a lot to the popularity of card magic with their television specials and will have inspired a lot of people to look into this fascinating hobby. Who knows, if you practice enough, you could even make a decent living as a professional card magician and make money doing what is also an enjoyable and profitable pastime.
Should you choose to become a wedding magician or restaurant magician doing close up magic with cards, this enjoyable pastime can also be a good money earner if you put in enough practice to reach a worthy standard.