Sneaky department store tricks that get you to spend more

It's easy to be lured in by the sale signs and special promotions at a department store, but by the time you leave, you may feel as if you've been had. Department stores employ several "tricks" to get customers to spend more -- and to the untrained eye, they are not so easy to spot.

"At the end of the day, retailers are just trying to sell stuff," says Nicole Thompson, who has worked in merchandising positions for Circuit City and the May Department Stores, and now has her own business providing outsourced buying services and retail consulting.