Apparently, the Belvidere store is now a “Kmart At A Discount.” I hadn’t heard of this before, but it appears to be a clearance-only or clearinghouse type of Kmart.
Here? It’s priced at $29.99 with 25% off — that’s $22.49. Much too high for a toy that left stores back in January..!
Here’s a Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker marked $24.99 with 10% off. I bought this at Target for my husband last year when it was on sale for $14.99.
After returning home, I did a little research. According to this news article, the Belvidere Kmart was supposed to close in December 2013. Then, the store announced it would be staying open and at some point switched over to a Kmart At A Discount.
And, I saw an article on Consumerist about Sears Holdings Corporation advertising that most Sears and Kmart stores are open to rent to the highest bidder. Interestingly, Sears Holdings Corporation has this Belvidere Kmart At A Discount store noted as a “Closed Store Opportunity.”