Yup. Their policy is on clearance is stupid. Some GSR ( I think that is what T calls them) - will let you do it.. but they are not supposed to allow you to return then rebuy to get it at a lower clearance price. You are supposed to have to wait until they put it back on the shelves -- which usually takes HOURS..Just called my Target and they have 12 in stock on the floor and they're $18.48! Crap I can't get there until after work, someone cross their fingers for me, lol. Thanks @dash4 for the heads up! Wait, I wonder if they can just price match the one I bought at $26 on clearance? Instead of buying and returning. Let me call.
Edit: I have to buy and return. Booooo.
A SUPER sweet GSR allowed me to do it on Sunday. She thought there were more on the shelf and since it was so dead in the store - she actually walked with me over to the shelf to show me. but alas - they were all gone.. :-( Then she said, "no worries - I will allow you to do it.. we are not supposed to, but no one is here, so it is all good"..
But that has been their policy for years.
I have heard of people being successful by doing a return/rebuy and just telling the clerk that they are doing it because they want to change their method of payment... it is sneaky, but apparently works at least 50% of the time.
Were you able to get it at the lower price? I got mine for the $11.08 !!