"Bargains," she says with no hesitation.
"We were going to Target; saw the store closing sign and said, 'Ooh! Let's see if they have anything good on sale."
People like Virginia Gamez found them.
"This is a 37 inch (television). Less than 500 dollars," says Gamez.
Craig Bobbett was not as impressed.
"They're making it look like it's a really good deal on the outside, but it's typical day after Thanksgiving stuff on the inside. No big deal," says Bobbett.
With a slowing economy and Christmas around the corner, shoppers will no doubt be drawn to struggling stores slashing the prices.
Experts say the clearance sales are a great place to get a deal, and in most cases, the manufacturer warranty will still apply.
"I'm a little suspicious of gift cards. There's always the possibility that the store will disappear, and it will be hard to use those gift cards," says Cox.
Just last week, a bankruptcy judge said Circuit City could continue its gift card program.