True, but the exclusion list changes so it's always a possibility.
Edited by Tck13 - 1/22/14 at 7:32pm
my girlfriend works at jcrew factory and they had the suede alden indys on the "60s list" (a weekly list that changes with full price items marked 60 percent off for employees) priced at 200.
unfortunately they make virtually impossible to order unless you see them actually in a store (very few seem to carry aldens in store). the one manager said she could order them at full price and then get a price adjustment, but if the list changed he would no longer honor it.
ive also see the wallace and barnes selvage jeans and barbour jackets on the 60s list.
Got the Wallace and Barnes ludlow suit for $330 total ($107 for the pants and $220 for the jacket). It's unlined, but wasn't final sale so figured I'd pull the trigger and return it if I didn't like it.
Finally was able to grab this today:
They rejected on two separate store searchs.
This 50% off the sale price and free shipping is bad. Grabbed the New Balance hikers, more 3rd party socks, another CPO:
Was also able to get a bit of a fluke. Wanted them to do a search for this one:
They had acorn on sale in an XS online. So I wanted a medium. The lady on the phone, who wasn't too nice, said they wouldn't be able to find it when normally they just look. She made mention of the navy and grey though, but that she didn't know if they'd honor it. I said I'd take them both if they would, but it's fine if they wouldn't. So she spoke with the manager at the store again and she was like "yes", so they did it. So two for less than the price of one. Navy matches the one I bought for the girlfriend for Xmas.
As for the Aldens, I think the one order was a fluke or down to your charm. Nice you got them at 20% off, but it depends on who you get on the phone really. Everytime I see them in sale theyr'e sold out and they won't honor them. Of course there are those random codes (I think from blogs) that somebody here on SF posts and you can get 20-25%. I have my two pair:
Have yet to actually wear either pair, but the latter pair is amazing. Best Aldens on J. Crew, and probably anywhere else, to date.
Gift card idea is great. Many places allow staff to get them at a discount. Just depends on how much, but then their staff usually can't use the gift card with their discount. 30% is a pretty generous.
They will probably give you a store credit for it, but not full refund. Just give it a try and see what happens.
Though, I would try in store and find an SA you feel like is in a good mood lol.
Those oxfords are nice, but careful in the wash, because they shrink major.