Originally Posted by LaymanX
Well, that was a fun experience. I decided I didn't want to wait for international delivery and wanted instant gratification so I (foolishly) returned to Stollery's.
I walk in and am immediately beset by this stern looking middle aged Asian lady wearing caked on makeup.
I ask her for a Barbour international jacket in size 38. Without even blinking, she replies that they're sold out. I tell her that I saw two on the racks just yesterday.
She shrugs and says that she doesn't keep track of all the inventory in her department. I point to the massive storeroom at the back, filled with racks of Barbour jackets and ask if she can check in there quickly. She literally walks in, performs a perfunctory gaze and walks back out shaking her head. I walk over myself to the main racks and just find a size 38 sitting on the racks.
My next question... Is there a liner I can get for this too? She shakes her head and says that the coat doesn't support a liner. I point out the studs in the jacket meant for the liner and get another passing salesperson to confirm it takes a liner.
The dragonlady doesn't miss a beat. Oh but it would look silly with a liner anyways. You don't want it to look bulky right? I decide to concede on the liner and just want to pay for the jacket.
Naturally she tries to up sell me on every other type of Barbour jacket even more outrageously priced than the International.
Try the Sapper jacket! Its the one worn by James Bond in Sky fall! I don't bother to correct her.
All these jackets are proudly made in the USA nowadays, she claims... I point out the Made in Tunisia tag on my International. She says that's just bogus and some tax loophole by Barbour.
I kid you not... The entire encounter was a very awkward 20 minutes in which she must've spouted 30 different lies about Barbour.
God I hate my weakness and wished I had the patience to order online.