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post #61 of 69
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Personally, I'm generally annoyed when people ask me stuff while I'm browsing. If I need help, I'll ask for it. I can't imagine someone who needs help just aimlessly walking around the store waiting for someone to approach them. I prefer reserved sales people over aggressive ones - especially in retail clothing environment. Now, if you're talking about a car dealership, that's different. I can only go so far without the help of a salesman at a car dealership, but when I'm shopping for clothes I find it much more inviting when I'm not bothered.

While I agree that I don't like being nagged or anything, they didn't even greet me or anything.
post #62 of 69
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

While I agree that I don't like being nagged or anything, they didn't even greet me or anything.
I like to be left alone to browse, but I am also bothered when they seem to ignore you completely. A brief greeting is all I need to feel welcome in a store.
post #63 of 69
I don't think I have ever bought anything on Black Friday.
post #64 of 69
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't think I have ever bought anything on Black Friday.

This past Friday I bought some gasoline, some booze, and some bullets. All for my own enjoyment.
post #65 of 69
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Off Saks has them 50% off (or buy 1 get 1 free) all the time. I can't remember the exact pricing, but I think you'd be looking at 700-800 during that sale.

Thanks, but finding real zegna at off 5th is very difficult. Especially in something you would want to wear in your size.
post #66 of 69
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Personally, I'm generally annoyed when people ask me stuff while I'm browsing. If I need help, I'll ask for it. I can't imagine someone who needs help just aimlessly walking around the store waiting for someone to approach them. I prefer reserved sales people over aggressive ones - especially in retail clothing environment. Now, if you're talking about a car dealership, that's different. I can only go so far without the help of a salesman at a car dealership, but when I'm shopping for clothes I find it much more inviting when I'm not bothered.

I like a compromise, introduce yourself and let me know you're there, then let me do my thing. I feel the same way about car shopping actually, as i am a nerd in regards to that as well...
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I went to Off Fifth, which the one here has turned into an absolute dump. There was one item in the entire store that I saw that wasn't made for the outlet.
Then I wandered over to Neiman Marcus, and I was one of the few people in the store, but didn't even get a hello from an associate while eyeballing some Sauelsohn suits and a fantastic Cucinelli cashmere overcoat. Perhaps that's the reason they're closing their doors next year.

Neimans was a cold place for me for the longest time, i experienced the same thing as you. About 6 months ago i was introduced to my friends longtime Neimans SA, now i am greeted without fail. At times i am even offered a drink...
post #67 of 69

Clad Cavalier is doing 30% off their entire store through tomorrow. Copped some N&F Duck Selvedge for $96 shipped.

post #68 of 69
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

It must be nice living in a country that's not America. Do you have indoor plumbing in that third world hell hole you call home?

You mean California?
post #69 of 69
We did Small Business Saturday (closed Friday) and it was a huge success for us. We ran 50% off on sport shirts and tailored clothing that day and we started our end-of-bolt sale.

We kept our inventory tight this year (as did most retailers) and there are much fewer markdowns.
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