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Clark fans leave Sports Authority’s closing sale empty-handed

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Shoppers who’ve taken a curious look at Sports Authority’s going-out-of-business sale seem to be disappointed with the discounts so far.

Liquidators say the store is 10% to 30% off, but some items are excluded.

Read more: Shoppers faked out by prices, reveal chaos at Sports Authority's closing sale

Sports Authority’s closing sale: Deal or no deal?

Clark has recommended waiting until the final 10 days of the store's closing (late August), because prices often go up during the initial phase of a liquidation sale.

And that’s exactly what Clark fans have been sharing with us on Facebook.

Pay close attention at checkout

Kim said she bought goggles and swim gear, which were supposed to be 10% off, but never got the discount. After confronting the cashier, here’s what Kim said happened:

The cashier shrugged her shoulders and said, ‘If it didn't ring up with a discount – all sales are final – so too bad for you.’  

Use your smartphone to your advantage

Phil went to Sports Authority over the weekend with his daughter and said the prices were higher than everything on Amazon and eBay. 

While shopping, he used apps to scan the barcodes and compare the prices.

Are these 10% off shoes really a deal?

We went to Sports Authority and found a lot of people trying on shoes, which were mostly 10% off, including these Under Armour Speedform Fortis men's running shoes. 

Men's Under Armour Speedform Fortis Running Shoes

At Sports Authority’s closing sale, the shoes are $109.99 before a 10% discount, which brings the price down to $99. The same pair of shoes sell for $64.98 online, more than $30 cheaper! 

Shoppers leave empty-handed

Meanwhile, Elizabeth shared on our Facebook page that cleats were the only thing she found marked down 30%, and everything she wanted wasn’t discounted at all. 

Paula shared a similar experience, saying her trip was a “waste of time.”

Patience will pay off

If you plan to go to Sports Authority’s closing sale, you might want to take the advice of these Clark fans and wait until July or August – when the discounts are greater.

And before you go, read 5 things to know about Sports Authority’s closing sale.