A decade ago, retailers sold 15 percent to 20 percent of their merchandise at a discount.
Today, they sell 40 percent to 45 percent at a discount, according to professional bargain hunter Mark Ellwood.
“Never pay full price for anything — ever,” the journalist and author of “Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World” tells USA Today. “If something is less than 30 percent off, put it back on the table.”
For Ellwood, a good deal is at least 30 percent off, and hopefully 50 percent off. To help you get there, we’ve compiled the following tips.