Over the past few years of economic weakness the average family simply is not able to purchase clothing items at full retail prices as they were before the economic crisis began. Indeed, one of the items that many people would like to buy but cannot afford at the full retail price are polo shirts. Even if you take a drive down to your local outlet you will find that the prices remain very high.One viable option to buy discount shirts is to turn to the Internet and online stores to find sales. Basically, you have two options for buying polos online at cheap prices. The first is to visit the sites of the major off-line retail department stores. These kinds of stores include Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Kohl’s, JC Penney’s and Dillard’s. You may also try discount stores and warehouse clubs such as BJ’s Wholesale Club, K-mart, Target and Wal-Mart.Most of the stores run clearance sales at various times of the year including Labor Day, Independence Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The biggest shopping day of the year where you will find the best deals is Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving when retailers lower their prices the most in advance of the Christmas shopping season.In addition to finding online sales at traditional retailers you can also find some really good deals for shirts on the major shopping websites including eBay and Amazon. On Amazon you can narrow your search by a large list criteria. For example, you can search by brand including Ralph Lauren, Gap, Nautica, Izod, Old Navy or Tommy Hilfiger. Amazon offers a useful price range functionality where you can narrow your search to $25 to $50 and $25 and under. Furthermore, you can select specific ranges of discounts being offered from 10% to 70%.eBay is a huge help for people seeking to buy clothing at discount prices online. The biggest attraction to eBay for many shoppers is that you can buy shirts in lots at wholesale prices. A lot sale is an auction in which a seller offers a large quantity of shirts at bulk prices. This is where you can find some really good deals on high-quality brands such as Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.Another fantastic utility on eBay’s website to help you find the lowest prices is the advanced search function. Here, you can key in the exact brand that you would like to purchase, the highest price you are willing to pay, whether you would like to bid on an auction or use the PayPal Buy It Now feature and whether you would like free shipping.