The problem stems from the fact that the 'like to be discontinued' products are still carried at regular stores for full price. I reckon it'll take less than a week for a few enterprising individuals to figure out they can buy the cheaper products at Gilroy's outlet store and return them at our store for store credit at the full dollar amount. A scrub may be discounted to $10 at Gilroy, but you can get $20 store credit up at Oakridge. That's what our customers are like! It's how they think! It's going to be trouble for us, I can feel it.
Since I was at the Gilroy Outlets, far from home, Seanie drove down to take me out to dinner. We went to Applebee's and I got Kiwi Lemonade, which is my new favorite drink. Yay!