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To illustrate, let's assume at the time of the first clearance markdown that there was $1,000 of the last purchase still in stock, at full retail price, with a 50% markup. That means the invoice cost of that $1,000 was $500. To that $500, however, we need to add at least 8% ($40) for freight and processing, bringing the total cost basis to $540. But we need to reduce the retail value of the merchandise available for sale by at least 5% ($50) for damages and a minimum of 15% ($150) for final disposal of any unsold leftover merchandise, leaving a full retail value available for sale of only $800.
In order for that merchandise to be sold profitably, you need to clear $540 dollars from that $800 of fully valued inventory. That means that the average markdown of that merchandise when it's sold cannot exceed 32.5% ($540/$800). Perhaps before this recession that might have been possible (perhaps), but in the last year and a half, nothing much moves at clearance time for less than 35% off, and that doesn't factor in second markdowns that can take merchandise to 60% off, or more.
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When it comes to that last purchase of the season, in most every case you'd be better off keeping your cash in your pocket.
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