eliza: this place is great. i’m surprised
they have so much.
jane: yes, but it takes a while to find
things. it’s not organized as carefully as a regular store.
eliza: i never shopped in an outlet before.
we don’t have any in my hometown. why do they call it an "outlet"?
jane: sometimes a clothes company makes too
many of one item. they can’t sell it all in their regular stores. so they send
the overstock to an outlet. that’s why they call it an "outlet". it’s a store
that "let’s out" products the company can’t sell in regular stores.
eliza: and they have faulty products here
jane: yes. a "faulty product" may be a shirt
that has some problem. or a pair of pants that is ripped a little. sometimes the
fault is very small. so it’s a good deal to buy it. sometimes, if you have a
needle and thread, you can fix it yourself.
eliza: i like to sew, so that’s easy for me.
i think it’s a really good deal. some of these shirts have only one tiny mistake
jane: i know. so it’s a good idea to shop in
an outlet sometimes. you can save a lot of money.
eliza: that’s great for me. now that steve
and i have the baby, we want to save as much as we can.
cashier: cash or credit, ma’am?
jane: wow! how many of those sweatshirts are
eliza: i have six here.
jane: six? why do you need so
eliza: they’re such a good deal. i’m buying
one for steve, one for his brother rick, one for my dad, two for my sisters, and
one for me.
jane: you really know how to use an outlet
eliza: i ought to make the most of it while
i’m here, don’t you think?
jane: sure. you’re smart.
珍：有时候成衣公司生产过量。 不能在各店销完，只好把存货送到大卖场来。 所以叫做"出清"。