23. Seek out Back Walls and Endcaps
Retail stores usually have an actual clearance section. You can ask an associate where the clearance section is, and they will often tell you it’s in the far dark corner of the store. On your way to the clearance section, make sure you double-check the endcaps, back walls, and other corners of the store that get less traffic. Clearance items can be missed and still be merchandise with the regular stock on the back endcaps.
It also pays to search in the “regular” merchandised area, like back endcaps, because some clearance items may technically still be in season. If they are still in season, retailers will want to merchandise items with the other seasonal stock. Alternatively, you will sometimes find items marked down as if they are clearance, but they are just discontinued. While they can be the same thing, discontinued items will sometimes make more sense to keep them with the regular stock. They keep them here until it sells out then the merchandisers can rearrange the area when needed.