When business busts, you save

January 23, 2009 9:45:59 AM PST
The red, white, and blue-striped Shirt Corner Plus at 2nd and Market has been a Philadelphia landmark for 48 years.

But now, owners Marvin and Dee Ginsberg are going out business.

Marvin says the economy forced his decision to retire.

"The last three or four months have been depressed," said Ginsberg. "Our customer is a working man, a church-going man, and this economy has hurt him."

Suits are now $50, shirts are two for $30 and ties are two for $20.

Customers say they'll miss the selection and the service.

To check out the Shirt Corner Plus website, click here.

The Shirt Corner certainly isn't alone. Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy and is having a liquidation sale. As have National Wholesale Liquidators.

Their six stores in our area are expected to close within the next 10 days.

As of now, they have books selling for 80% off, party supplies and toys for 60% off and sunglasses for 70% off their already-discount prices.

We found leather work gloves for $1.59. Hair accessories, like barrettes, were $.19 to $.39. Reading glasses are just $.89. Electronics are 40% off, and you could pick up a nine-foot HDMI cable for $18.

The discounts are set to get even bigger this weekend.

For the addresses of National Wholesale Liquidators locally, click here.

Also, the Blue Tulip stores, which sold special-occasion stationery and gifts have declared bankruptcy and are going out of business.

Most of the merchandise is already gone from the six stores in our area, but what's left is on sale, along with the fixtures and displays. Stationary is up to 70% off, but the selection is slim.

For the addresses of Blue Tulip stores locally, click here.

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