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I just heard from the workers that all the southern California Robinson's May stores are closing and clearing out their merchandise, except for frangrances. They were sold to Macy's in the socal area. The have 20-30% off everything in store. A lot of people clearing out the purses and jewelery for V-day.


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i tried to use a robinson may's coupon today but they wouldn't accept it. just an fyi if you wanted to do the same

bigd888 (Feb. 16, 2006 @ 8:15p) |

that title is scary since it looks like <a target="_new" href="/redirect/bounce.php?afsrc=1&url=http://www.macys.com/">M... (more)

timts (Mar. 03, 2006 @ 10:53a) |

Just went to Robinsons-May in Fashion Valley San Diego yesterday. DEFINITELY some good deals to be had. I bought a Liz C... (more)

toomanycoupons (Mar. 04, 2006 @ 3:32p) |


DIVESTED STORES PLANNED FOR
---------------------------
"GOING OUT OF BUSINESS" SALES ON JANUARY 29, 2006
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Nameplate/Location City/State
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Macy's Central/Eastland Mall Columbus, OH
Macy's East/Warwick Mall(a) Warwick, RI
Macy's East/Pheasant Lane(a) Nashua, NH
Macy's West/Galleria at Tyler(a) Riverside, CA
Macy's West/Montclair Plaza(a) Montclair, CA
Macy's West/Inland Center(a) San Bernardino, CA
Macy's West/Paradise Valley(a) Phoenix, AZ
Macy's West/Tucson Mall(a) Tucson, AZ
Macy's West/Coronado Center(a) Albuquerque, NM
Filene's/Chestnut Hill(b) Newton, MA
Filene's/Cape Cod - home/furniture Hyannis, MA
Filene's/Crystal Mall Waterford, CT
Filene's/Danbury Fair Mall Danbury, CT
Filene's/Downtown Boston Boston, MA
Filene's/Maine Mall - Main Portland, ME
Filene's/Maine Mall - Men's Portland, ME
Robinsons-May/South Coast Plaza(b) Costa Mesa, CA
Robinsons-May/Fashion Valley(b) San Diego, CA
Robinsons-May/Fiesta Mall Mesa, AZ
Robinsons-May/Fox Hills Culver City, CA
Robinsons-May/Los Cerritos Center Los Cerritos, CA
Robinsons-May/North County Fair - north Escondido, CA
Robinsons-May/North County Fair - south Escondido, CA
Robinsons-May/Plaza Camino Real Carlsbad, CA
Robinsons-May/Santa Anita Arcadia, CA
Robinsons-May/Santa Monica Place Santa Monica, CA
Robinsons-May/University Town Ctr La Jolla, CA
Robinsons-May/Valley Plaza S.C. Bakersfield, CA
L.S. Ayres/Castleton Square Indianapolis, IN
Strawbridge's/Christiana Mall Newark, DE
Strawbridge's/Deptford Mall Deptford, NJ
Strawbridge's/Springfield Mall Springfield, PA

(a) "Going out of business" sales for these Macy's locations will be
conducted at the May Company nameplate store in the same mall.

(b) Stores to be reopen as Bloomingdale's after being closed and
renovated.

Not all the stores. Just called and was told that Northridge and Topanga Cyn are not having the sales, but that Riverside, Montclair, Calsbad, Santa Monica and others are. Check your local store - YMMV.

Anyone check stores in OC?

samko said: [Q]Not all the stores. Just called and was told that Northridge and Topanga Cyn are not having the sales, but that Riverside, Montclair, Calsbad, Santa Monica and others are. Check your local store - YMMV.

Thanks. Updated thread

Anyone know about the South Bay?

not 100% sure, but i was talking to the mall managers in santa clarita mall and they said the same thing about their robinsons may

Got this from the Federated Dept. store website:

DIVESTED STORES PLANNED FOR
---------------------------
"GOING OUT OF BUSINESS" SALES ON JANUARY 29, 2006
-------------------------------------------------

Nameplate/Location City/State
------------------ ----------
Macy's Central/Eastland Mall Columbus, OH
Macy's East/Warwick Mall(a) Warwick, RI
Macy's East/Pheasant Lane(a) Nashua, NH
Macy's West/Galleria at Tyler(a) Riverside, CA
Macy's West/Montclair Plaza(a) Montclair, CA
Macy's West/Inland Center(a) San Bernardino, CA
Macy's West/Paradise Valley(a) Phoenix, AZ
Macy's West/Tucson Mall(a) Tucson, AZ
Macy's West/Coronado Center(a) Albuquerque, NM
Filene's/Chestnut Hill(b) Newton, MA
Filene's/Cape Cod - home/furniture Hyannis, MA
Filene's/Crystal Mall Waterford, CT
Filene's/Danbury Fair Mall Danbury, CT
Filene's/Downtown Boston Boston, MA
Filene's/Maine Mall - Main Portland, ME
Filene's/Maine Mall - Men's Portland, ME
Robinsons-May/South Coast Plaza(b) Costa Mesa, CA
Robinsons-May/Fashion Valley(b) San Diego, CA
Robinsons-May/Fiesta Mall Mesa, AZ
Robinsons-May/Fox Hills Culver City, CA
Robinsons-May/Los Cerritos Center Los Cerritos, CA
Robinsons-May/North County Fair - north Escondido, CA
Robinsons-May/North County Fair - south Escondido, CA
Robinsons-May/Plaza Camino Real Carlsbad, CA
Robinsons-May/Santa Anita Arcadia, CA
Robinsons-May/Santa Monica Place Santa Monica, CA
Robinsons-May/University Town Ctr La Jolla, CA
Robinsons-May/Valley Plaza S.C. Bakersfield, CA
L.S. Ayres/Castleton Square Indianapolis, IN
Strawbridge's/Christiana Mall Newark, DE
Strawbridge's/Deptford Mall Deptford, NJ
Strawbridge's/Springfield Mall Springfield, PA

(a) "Going out of business" sales for these Macy's locations will be
conducted at the May Company nameplate store in the same mall.

(b) Stores to be reopen as Bloomingdale's after being closed and
renovated.

OC Register from January 19 said north RM in MainPlace Santa Ana, RM in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, and RM in Westminster would be having closing sales beginning 1/29/06. Haven't had a chacne to check it out yet, but I know the clearance racks at South Coast looked a lot like Marshall's. What a mess....

Does that mean the rest will remain open? I don't like Pobinsons May, and I LOVE Macys!!!

oh no! more money going out on stuff i didn't intend to buy.........

my wife and i went to the broadway, bullocks, robinsons, and buffums progressive clearance sales and spent way too much money. my wife stocked up on all the copper cookware she could find.

anyone know if the all-clad stuff is on clearance?

Thanks OP, will check out the sales!

What about the other ones not all of them are listed there?

Just a heads up the North County Fair RBM in San Diego started having their sale & supposedly theyre the only store that has 20-30% (i forgot which one it was) off Dooney & Bourke Purses and COACH. According to the salesperson that was there she said that UTC and Fashion Valley were not having those sales. Dont know if anyone can confirm but those purses and wallets and such were going fast over the weekend! they still had a large selection left so better hurry in!

i remember seeing some coupons in the paper a few weeks ago for an additional 10 or 15% off clearance stuff.

egharibi said: [Q]What about the other ones not all of them are listed there?
In my local newspaper today, they didn't mention anything about the Thousand Oaks, CA location going out of business. However, they do show that starting tomorrow, they're having a winter clearance sale that's supposed to be 75% off or more. You know I'll be there bright and early!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

Hi, i'm a worker at Robinsons may and the truth is that the prices are actually not that good. Our sale prices are normally better than the ones going on right now. And starting saturday, once u make a purchase you are not allowed to return the product. Oh yeah, also no more coupons will be issued.

alkhe4life said: [Q]Hi, i'm a worker at Robinsons may and the truth is that the prices are actually not that good. Our sale prices are normally better than the ones going on right now. And starting saturday, once u make a purchase you are not allowed to return the product. Oh yeah, also no more coupons will be issued.

Are these stores going to be remade into Macy's or Bullocks or something else in the same chain, or are they simply closing? If it's the latter, are the liquidation sales being run by the parent chain or have the store contents been sold off in-place to a jobber? If it's the latter, expect the prices to really suck and the deals to be few and far between...

Kwad

(b) Stores to be reopen as Bloomingdale's after being closed and
renovated.

thanks ill be sure to check trhis out

For clothes, this 30% sale is useless because they go by the regular price. You're paying more... Normally, when on sale, their items are 15-25% off and up to 40-50% off with clearance. You use their 15-20% off one day pass and so you save aroudn 40-50% off. I went there there last week to get some jeans and those I bought before are now $5-10 more after discount. The only good things to buy now are those that were often excluded by their 15-20% off newspaper coupons.

The saddest closing on this list, by far, is Filene's in downtown Boston. That's a landmark store. (And it is the namesake of the as famous Filene's Basement, which started in (and remains in) the basement of that store, although the two stores are no longer related).

I wonder what's going to go into Filene's in downtown Boston?

Kwad

i was told that all the inventory has already been turned over to "clearance" liquidations or whatevers, so basically theyre getting rid of all the stuff they can until they close, and then all the stuff thats left over will be going to Ross & Marshall type stores. & of course all the other higher end items will probably be going to Macys. so 20-30% is just the first phase!

too bad, i liked robinsons may for getting men's formal/dress clothes

About a month ago I was told by a Macy's employee this was going to happen. He said item's Macy normally carries would be absorbed into the Macy's stock and everything else was going to be liquidated. I am going today to check it out.

In my local store, most items were being sold for 30 percent off "the lowest marked price" (high-end designer items were 20 percent).

This is a good deal if you're used to paying full price... but 30 percent is actually less of a discount than in many past Robinson's sales. In fact, clearance clothing and housewares were 50 percent to 80 percent off just a couple of weeks ago. (Those discounts were taken at the cash register and in most cases weren't actually marked on the price tag, so they're no longer in effect.)

If you can find items that were already marked with a discount price, the extra 30 percent being offered now is pretty good. Otherwise, this stage of the sale doesn't offer much of a bargain.



Which begs the question, when do the discounts start getting good? How long are they going to drag this out? Hopefully not as long as The Good Guys did...

Atrac said: [Q]Which begs the question, when do the discounts start getting good? How long are they going to drag this out? Hopefully not as long as The Good Guys did...

Again: If the stores have been turned over to liquidators, which mean the inventory has been sold in-place to a third party, then the deals never get that good. These guys are pros at maximizing profits on distressed merchandise. The only really good going out of business sales are those held by the company that is going out of business, and these days those are quite rare for major chains.

The liquidators raise prices to full retail and then titrate prices down by 10% at a time. The idiot lemmings come in and buy when the discount is 10-30%, which typically is less of a discount than the merchandise sold for in weeks prior to the bankruptcy filing. As the discount is increased, the lemming return and buy more. By the time the discount has actually gotten large enough that you might find a good deal, most everything of interest has been sold.

Oh, and really good merchandise is often moved out of the stores by the liquidators before the high discounts kick in, if that merchandise still exists at that point. At the same time, the liquidators will move in their shoddy crap merchandise to sell to suckers at the clearance sale.

Kwad

Went to the Montclair store today, here are some facts about the sale (may not apply to all stores).

    Store is closing April 15.


    There are three levels of clearance discounts: purple, green, and red. You can tell by the discount "cheat sheets" that are next to the register. First level (happened January 29-February 11) was purple, now we are at level green, and the third markdown will be at level red. This does not mean that there won't be more markdowns, it's just that these three levels of markdowns have been planned.


    Make sure that they are giving you the discount off the ticketed price. The item will scan at the last ticketed price (either MSRP or any red sticker on it) and then the cashier will look up the discount from the appropriate colored sheet.


Now here is what is the main point of the post, the official discount list. There was a "special weekend sale" price list behind an empty register that I didn't take, but probably should have. There are certain products at various fixed prices which are allegedly more of a discount than these prices.

(all of the following are percentage off at the "green" level effective February 12.

Women's Shoes: 30%
Athletic Shoes: 20%
Winter Boots (does NOT include Fashion Boots): 50%
Costume Jewelry and Watches: 30%
Bridge and 14 K gold: 50%
Belts/sunglasses/headwear/misc. fashion accessories: 40%
Handbags: 30
M/W/Jr/P/T/C Cold Weather Accessories & Slippers: 70%
Womens/Petite/Contemporary/Better Sportswear "Ready to Wear": 30%
Swimwear: 50%
Moderate/Imagination Sportswear: 30%
Missy/Petites/Womens' Social Occasions/Prom Dresses: 50%
M/P/W Suits: 40%
P/Designer/Better/W/Moderate/Career Dresses: 30%

Rainwear: 30%
M/Jr/P Collection Outerwear & Leather: 50% (Already cleared items go to 40% only)
M/Jr/P/C Heavy Winter Sweaters (excluding collections): 50%
M/Jr/P Collection Outerware Accessories: 70%
Jr Collections/Sportswear/Separates/Dresses/Sweaters/Jeans: 30%
Jr. Urban/Street/Light Outerwear: 20%
Bras/Panties/Daywear: 30%
Activewear/Sleepwear/Lounge/Hoisery: 20%
Children's Apparel/Sleep/Hosiery/Underwear/Tweeens 7-16: 30%
Plush/Toys/Gifts: 40%
Children's Shoes: 40% (Clearance goes to 40% max)
All Children's Outerwear: 50%
Children's Outerwear Accessories: 70%
Slacks & Sportcoats: 40%
Casual Pants/Bottoms/Knits/Wovens: 30%
Activewear: 20%
Men's Designer Collections/Urban/Light Outerwear: 30%
Men & Boys outerwear/suits: 50% (clearance goes to 40% max)
Men & Boys outerwear accessories: 70%
Separates: 40%
Levi Young Men's: 30%
Men's Knit Shirts & Sweaters/Dress Shirts: 30%
Men's Underwear/Hosiery/PJs: 20%
Neckwear/Personal Accessories/Dress Shirts: 30%
Casual Shorts: 30%
Guys 8-20 Tops and Bottoms/Ties and Belts: 30%
Guy's 4-7 and 8-20 collection: 30%
Gifts/Games/Men & Boys Seasonal Accessories: 40%
Men's Athletic Shoes: 30%

Mattresses/Furniture Accessories: 50%
Fabric/Leather/Recliners: 30%
Bedroom Furniture/Occasional/Dining Room/RTA: 40%
Accessories/Lamps: 40%
Ralph/Tommy/Croscill/Hotel Suite/House Beautiful: 40%
Table Linens/Bath Shop: 30%
Flannel Sheets: 50%
Towels/Pillows/Pads/Sheets: 20%
Blankets/Throws/Bed in a Bag: 40%
Bedding Coordinates (Croscill, Lauren, Laura Ashley, Nautica): 30%
Silverware/Serveware/Flatware and all Wilton/Gifts: 40%
China/Glass & Stemware/Tabletop & Gifts (including Christmas China): 30%
Crystal Waterford/Better Gifts Collectibles/Llardo: 20%
Royal Ktd. Crystal Glass Assorted Stles: 50%
Trim-A-Home/All Christmas (except China): 75%
Houseware Accessories: 30%
Cookware/Cutlery/Electrics: 20%
Tabletop Housewares/Seasonal Gifts: 30%
Tech Gifts/Personal Home CAre: 30%
Luggage/Frames/Albums/Stationery & Cards: 50%
Candy/Foods: 20%

While I bought a shirt tonight for 30%, I would recommend waiting for the "red" level before making any purchases. Probably around the end of the month but I don't know.

i tried to use a robinson may's coupon today but they wouldn't accept it. just an fyi if you wanted to do the same

that title is scary since it looks like Macy's going out of business.

Just went to Robinsons-May in Fashion Valley San Diego yesterday. DEFINITELY some good deals to be had. I bought a Liz Claiborne sweater, retail $99, for $14. Obv, YMMV based on what's left at your store. At Fashion Valley the best deals were in womens clothes. Not much desirable stuff left in mens (imo). They were taking 50% off the lowest marked price. Most marked prices were handwritten so be sure to check the tag carefully. Good luck.



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