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The Real Deal on stores selling out of Black Friday deals

NewsChannel 9 viewer Gail was determined to snag a Sears doorbuster sale on Thanksgiving night, but when she walked through the door she was told the only pair in stock had been sold the day before.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – NewsChannel 9 viewer Gail was determined to snag a Sears doorbuster sale on Thanksgiving night.

She had seen an ad for a pair of $400 diamond earrings, but when she walked through the door she was told the only pair in stock had been sold the day before.

How does the store get away with this, she wants to know?

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees when it comes to advertised sales, and retailers typically publish disclaimers on the bottom of their ads.

In this case, Sears said the sale was "while quantities last.”

Some ads will even say “limit four per store.” In which case, it's probably safe to assume the store will be sold out by the time you get there.

There are no rules saying a store has to have a set number of any advertised item. Nor is there typically any penalty for mismarking or misprinting prices in ads, unless a store develops a pattern of these mistakes.

If there's something you want The Real Deal about, give us a call anytime at 446-9900, or you can e-mail yourstories@9wsyr.com.

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