The Dangers of Motel Auctions and Going-Out-Of-Business Sales.

    Motel auctions and going-out-of-business sales are for suckers. Their ads are deceptive and their claims are false. Remember if the discounts are astronomical, then so were the original prices. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    While some going-out-of-business sales are legitimate most are scams run by outside companies that bring their own merchandise and sales staff. If you've ever gone to the "final sale" of a store you're familiar with, you've probably noticed that there are suddenly far more rugs than ever before and a lot of unfamiliar faces waiting to sell them to you. The rug dealer you've become accustomed to is either not around or has been reduced to playing a minor role in the dissolution of his business. And the price tags are unbelievably high.