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Ex-TK Maxx worker explains why you should always look for number 2 on price tag

Anish Vij

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Ex-TK Maxx worker explains why you should always look for number 2 on price tag

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

UK shoppers have been provided with a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion retailer - known for selling discounted designer brands at a more affordable prices - in Channel 5 documentary TK Maxx: How Do They Do It?. Watch below:

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Your first ever visit to a TK Maxx store is like a kid in a sweet shop - some of your all-time favourite brands are discounted like crazy, 10 percent, 20 percent, and sometimes even over 70 percent.

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And the fashion retailer explain that when an item is gone, it's gone.

"We don’t hold replenishment product in our stock rooms and often the store managers don’t even know what’s coming until they throw open the delivery lorry doors," they explained.

"That’s what makes us so exciting to shop. The amount we buy of each brand varies greatly - sometimes we buy a little and at other times, we may buy a lot.

"What matters is that we think our customers will love the products and the prices."

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But because every single item at TK Maxx is discounted, it's often difficult to know what the best bargains actually are - well, that is until now.

Former senior merchandiser Daniel Baker has explained why number '2' is the 'exciting' number to look out for.

A former TK Maxx worker has revealed why you should always look for number 2 on the price tag. Credit: Channel 5
A former TK Maxx worker has revealed why you should always look for number 2 on the price tag. Credit: Channel 5

“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.

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

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.

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“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 contacted TK Maxx for comment on the matter.

TK Maxx: How Do They Do It? is available to watch on catch-up now.

Topics: Fashion, Shopping, UK News, Channel 5

Anish Vij
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