Going out of business sales signal to shoppers that there are big savings for a limited time. But the Better Business Bureau says some companies will continue to bring in new merchandise to sell, even though they're supposedly shutting down.
Shady businesses may even inflate the price of a product and mark it down dramatically. For instance, they'll put a sticker price of $500 on a product that normally costs $250. When they mark it down to $250 from $500, it appears to be a good deal.
Also, watch for "going out *for* business" sales. It's a play on words to lure you in.
The bottom line, the the Better Business Bureau says, is always compare prices and quality, and read the warranty.