Did you know that many thrift and secondhand stores receive regular donations of brand-new merchandise from merchants that are reducing their unsold inventories or overstock?
Often there is a small independent travel agent hidden away somewhere with one or two staterooms of unsold group space that has better pricing and amenities than can be found anywhere online or offline.
This would eliminate waste from distributors returning unsold copies at the end of each month and allow paperbacks to remain on the racks until they sold.
Consumers were a bit disgruntled when the store decided simply to return all of its unsold DVD's to its distributors rather than offer them at deeply discounted prices to its consumers.
It's expected that the buyer's market will continue for some years to come, as dealers unload unsold inventory and try to recover from the tough times.