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Kyle James has studied some popular retail and department stores to crack their pricing codes. He found that if the price tag ends in a .99, .98, .94. or .97 tells a whole lot.”You can tell if you getting something full price, markdown price or it might go even cheaper,” James said.At Costco, James says, if the price ends in .99, it is full price.”If it ends in .97, that is a clearance, well discounted price, not necessarily a clearance. But, if you see an astericks in the upper right corner, that is a clearance item. Once it is gone, it is gone,” James said.At Home Depot, James said final markdowns end in 6s and closeout tags are green.At Target, “4” is a magic markdown number. And here another hint, on the clearance tags, look in the upper right corner. A tiny little number will tell shoppers the percentage of the markdown.”So if you shopping at Target, and they have a bunch of items that just went on clearance at 15 percent off, wait and come back,” James said. “There is a chance it will get marked down to 30 percent and then to 50 percent off. A lot of time, I seen stuff marked down to 75 percent.”James tricks work. Penney, Kohl and Sam Club.”It if ends in a “1,” it is a clearance or marked down price, a sale price. They also have these shelf tag letters, and the one you want to look for is a “C” for cancel,” he said.If it is a canceled item, shoppers can really save, James said.”I think the average shopper would use it more for availability.Welsh thinks James tips will be a deal seeker at Target.”But at Sam and Costco, I just take my chances,” she said.There are a few popular retailers clearly missing from James savings chart, namely, Walmart.”They don have a real pricing model. I haven been able to crack those stores yet, but I working on it,” he said.KCTV5 News contacted various retailers to see if James codes hold true. They don confirm or deny, but in every case tested, they are right on.Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>UPDATE: Kansas family to be reunited with dog after mix up sent it to JapanUPDATE: Kansas family to be reunited with dog after mix up sent it to JapanUpdated: Wednesday, March 14 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018 03 14 22:14:31 GMTA Kansas family says a mix up with United Airlines has resulted in their German Shepherd dog being mistakenly flown to Japan.