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[Gap] Gap up to 60% store closing sale (oakridge mall) YMMV

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[Gap] Gap up to 60% store closing sale (oakridge mall) YMMV

Gap is closing their store at oakridge mall in Vancouver. It is up to 50% off (most stuff is 30%) plus another 20% off at the cashier (net should be 60% according to farmerblancge below. I didn't check math). Everything is final dale, but I'm sure you could do some rfd'er shenanigans to change sizes or such.

Definite YMMV, but I got a nice cardigan and scarf for 70 bucks all in.

EDIT: Not sure when the store officially closes.

EDIT2: math
Last edited by Twoer1 on Dec 12th, 2018 11:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Noooooooo this is the closest one to me :(
Ill visit sometime this week
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Isn't that odd that they're closing? Has the demographic of the mall changed that much since Sears/Target (?) has closed?
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Twoer1 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 4:17 pm
Gap is closing their store at oakridge mall in Vancouver. It is up to 50% off (most stuff is 30%) plus another 20% off at the cashier. Everything is final dale, but I'm sure you could do some rfd'er shenanigans to change sizes or such.

Definite YMMV, but I got a nice cardigan and scarf for 70 bucks all in.

EDIT: Not sure when the store officially closes.
F*@king gap and their math
I swear their promos are all designed for people who failed grade 6 math

50% off and then another 20% off does not = 70% off. It equals 60% off - still an ok deal (black Friday and cyber monday was 50%+another 10% off at all stores). They change their prices more than a hooker on crack.

Good post op
Just needed to vent about gap and their f@*king math marketing asshats
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Why so upset? Maybe the OP did the math?
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Lone_Prodigy wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 8:38 am
Why so upset? Maybe the OP did the math?
It's a gap marketing tactic
if they put 30% off and then you get an additional 20% off. People see it as, oh look it's 50% off, when it's not even close. They do it for all their stores.

Maybe op did the math, but it's exactly what gap wanted.
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Lol, in full disclosure I didn't do the math, so yes they tricked me (will update title). Sad since I'm an accountant by trade..

For stuff from br/gap/old navy, My rule of thumb is anything over -40% is fair price, so I have no regrets
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BritishColumbian wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 6:34 am
Isn't that odd that they're closing? Has the demographic of the mall changed that much since Sears/Target (?) has closed?
The mall's being redeveloped so the stores are slowly moving out. Probably coincides with the end of their lease. Eddie Bauer is also closed I believe.
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BritishColumbian wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 6:34 am
Isn't that odd that they're closing? Has the demographic of the mall changed that much since Sears/Target (?) has closed?
That mall is changing to "luxurious" mall. Their whole new Oakridge condo towers are luxury style.
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So they are doing high end stores and restaurants / food court ?
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FARMERBLANCHE wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 7:29 am
F*@king gap and their math
I swear their promos are all designed for people who failed grade 6 math
...
Just needed to vent about gap and their f@*king math marketing asshats
Well, if one can't figure this out, they probably can't figure out tip/tax, financing, paying $20.10 on a $10.10 bill to avoid change etc. Final price also shows up during check out so the onus is back to the consumer IMO.

Besides, I think PC optimum points system is way harder than this.
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BritishColumbian wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 6:34 am
Isn't that odd that they're closing? Has the demographic of the mall changed that much since Sears/Target (?) has closed?
The demographics have completely changed. In the 1990s to 2000s, Oakridge served the relatively upscale Jewish community.

Today, it serves Chinese customers that are an order of magnitude more wealthy. Chinese millennials are wearing Canada Goose and holding an iPhone XS Max to take out the garbage. The Gap is no match for that. Look for brands at McArthurGlen or YVR World DutyFree to come to Oakridge.
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litebrite wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 3:42 pm
Wait what? When i didnt go by that side this week..noooo the 2 stores i go to at oakridge..bahh
The mall's being redeveloped so the stores are slowly moving out. Probably coincides with the end of their lease. Eddie Bauer is also closed I believe.
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Spinner wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 4:51 pm
The demographics have completely changed. In the 1990s to 2000s, Oakridge served the relatively upscale Jewish community.

Today, it serves Chinese customers that are an order of magnitude more wealthy. Chinese millennials are wearing Canada Goose and holding an iPhone XS Max to take out the garbage. The Gap is no match for that. Look for brands at McArthurGlen or YVR World DutyFree to come to Oakridge.
And yet the Safeway soldiers on :lol:
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Lone_Prodigy wrote:
Dec 13th, 2018 11:43 am
And yet the Safeway soldiers on :lol:
As an anchor tenant, Safeway probably receives a steep discount on rent. There's a T&T that's 5 minutes away.

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