Big Discounts on Home Furnishings, Cars, Clothing, and More

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SmartMoney lists five types of stores where business is bad this summer—and where therefore, consumers have their pick of steeply discounted merchandise. In the home furnishings category, for example, more than 1,000 items at Pier 1 are currently being sold at discounts of at least 50 percent. There are also deals to be had on electronics, cars, restaurants, and at apparel at stores like Macys and J.C. Penney.

Check out the story here. What are people spending money on nowadays? An interesting mix of things like yoga classes, donuts, condoms, vegetable seeds, and fast food. Check out The Cheapskate Blog’s recent photo gallery of What We’re Buying More of During the Recession.