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Reason Why You Should Always Look For 'Number 2' On TK Maxx Price Tags

Lucy Devine

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Reason Why You Should Always Look For 'Number 2' On TK Maxx Price Tags

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A former TK Maxx employee has revealed why you should always look for the number '2' on price tag labels.

TK Maxx always seems to have the best bargains, with plenty of designer gear retailing for budget prices.

Now, in new Channel 5 documentaryTK Maxx: How Do They Do It? one former employee has revealed what to look out for when hunting down a bargain in store.

TK Maxx always seems to have the best bargains (Credit: Alamy)
TK Maxx always seems to have the best bargains (Credit: Alamy)

According to the Mirror, in the doc - which airs on Sunday - viewers hear from former senior merchandiser Daniel Baker who explains '2' is the "exciting" number to look out for.

“On any label, you can see a number. The number that is really exciting to a customer is number two because that means it’s genuine stock that was sold at a higher price somewhere else," he said.

"It’s excess stock or something like that."

Always look out for the tags! (Credit: Alamy)
Always look out for the tags! (Credit: Alamy)

Daniel continued: “The main three codes are one, two, and seven. One means produced for TK Maxx, two is ‘close out buy’ that is unsold from another brand, and seven is ‘packaway’ which means it’s been packed for a previous year, like Christmas crackers bought in January for the following year.

"You can get good value for money on a type one. It could be that just the sheer volume they are producing means they can price it cheaper.

“The real bargains you are looking for are a two and a seven for sure. That’s also part of the treasure hunt when I got into a store as I’m constantly going ‘oh that’s a type two, that’s a real bargain there."

Tyla has reached out to TK Maxx for comment.

The documentary airs on Sunday (Credit: Alamy)
The documentary airs on Sunday (Credit: Alamy)

TK Maxx first launched in 1977 in the US before opening in the UK in 1994. The documentary TK Maxx: How do they do it? will air on Channel 5 on Sunday at 7pm.

Topics: Life, Style, Shopping

Lucy Devine
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