Found a tie tonight at TJ Maxx that I absolutely love. Very intricately woven -- navy background with tiny red squares and even tinier silver squares. It's by a no-name maker, Nicola Ferri of Milan, but it's got good heft, such that the cashier commented that maybe no one had bought it because it was too thick. Best of all was the price: $5. Odd that it was marked down, as I'd never even seen it there before. "Marked down" doesn't mean a thing whatsoever in TJ Maxx or Marshalls... I've seen the help bring boxes of "new" merchandise to the floors, and imagine my surprise when everything in their crates already had a red "mark down" sticker over the "original" price! It's all psychology... they want you to think you're getting a deal. Actually $5 is a great deal for a thick tie like that - but believe me - their "clearance" racks mean nothing - each item should be considered individually for whatever price is marked on it - please don't be swayed by "mark downs" at TJ Maxx or Marshalls... I'm sure others would agree? Anyone ever work at a TJ Maxx or Marshalls who can confirm this?