But it doesn't apply to SKX toners. Of the twenty-four athletic toners listed, the average retail price is $110 and the average sales price is $91. The average discount is 17.3% per pair. I thought January was supposed to be the biggest month for retail discounting of the year. Only one of the twenty-four models sells for $70. Eighteen sell for $80, one sells for $100, one sells for $129 and three sell for $150. How does this compare to the pricing for the top twenty-four models available at Kohl's, Costco, J.C. Penny, TJ Maxx and Ross Stores? Perhaps reitkid can look into this for us.
I just happened to be googling Skechers.com (which I can not get to open, wonder if they might be working on it) and these were listed down the side of the page.
I hope a lot of what we are seeing is simple competition between retailers or discounting on a few brands of overstock (by either the retailers or SKX). The reason I was trying to get on the SKX web-site was to see if there was any new discounting there (there was not in the last few days). I consider this important information because they most definately said in the last cc, they will not under price the retail partners on the web-site or in their own stores. Though small, it is a clue to the discounting they are doing for the retail partners.
I also makes me lean to a weak Q4 (discounting on the SKX web-site, thus heavier discounting with the partners) and a better Q1 (no discounting on the web-site, thus less needed with the partners).
I try not to forget that the retailers on the whole east coast lost the week after X-mas. They had stock they intended to move during after X-mas sales and are now stuck with it. The same storm that pounded the east coast started as flooding in southern California, and moved accross the southern and middle parts of the country. These retailers need the space for spring merchandise coming in, so some of this discounting on a few brands here and there might not be all we are trying to make it up to be.