Originally Posted by Cary Grant
The OP is one of those guys who thinks the clothing retail world is out to rip him off.
Retail is out to rip all of us off. As I stated, a friend of mine told me about the fabric 'scam'. That is what raised my question. Nothing more. The point of my question was to ascertain whether or not, on principle, older stock should fetch the same price as newer stock. It is an absolutely valid question. Day old bread gets reduced in price for a reason. Last years car models are also reduced in price lower than this years or next years models. And since tailors -do- buy older fabric stock at reduced prices, then the industry supports my claim. If it didn't, then older fabric would not be discounted to them in the first place. Therefore, the tailors savings should be passed to the customer. It would have nothing to do with his labor costs.