How about asking what it retails for? Since everyone knows noone pays full price anymore. On a side note one of my recently retired bosses makes a habit of asking how much people paid for their attire. Just so he can suck un his breath and respond with "Jeez! That much! See these shoes?! Ten bucks ! Gepps Cross Markets! This jacket? 5 bucks!"
8/7/14 at 12:26am