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"There won't be a great sale of '09 because many of the vendors that supplied Sak's and Barneys with merch last year are no longer able to ship goods to those companies because their credit has been downgraded by the factors. Also, many brands that were around in '08 will not exist by the fall of '09. Hence, less merch fewer steals." [The Halley's Comet of Markdowns]