As I've mentioned before, the local Walmart store typically has a huge clearance sale once a year. Usually they do this in the fall, and typically they just start slashing prices down to 75% off or better, just to be rid of old stock. It's arguably the only cool thing that the store does.
Well this past year, they didn't do it.
They DID have a big clearance sale, but only knocked a few bucks off of most items, and there were hardly any toys present. After a run of fantastic bargain shopping in the past, it was a tremendous let down.
Well at Christmas this year, the store put out the big pair of tables and covered them with stuff for the shopping season. Then the tables just... didn't go away. And then they started adding more stuff to the tables, so clearly something weird was going on. I actually picked up a couple of things this past week, such as a Barbie bicycle with basket, and lugged them around for a little while before I decided I should save my money. On a whim, I went in to the store and low and behold... CLEARANCE. Up to 75% off of the original prices!
I also grabbed one of those Barbie fashions left over from back at Christmas (You know the ones, right? In the plastic sleeve instead of a blister card?) which came up for $5, but I think I'm taking it back. I am just not a fan of clothing that only has the pattern on one side.
So, ignoring that item, this is my haul: approximately $30 of dolls, accessories and clothing. Not too shabby. I can think of worse ways to spoil yourself for Valentine's Day! I just wish they'd had more than one bike left!