Originally Posted by mrxenyo
Yeah...David, thanks for replying. But if you don't have some affiliation with that company as apollotrader suggested, then you just have a really odd way of speaking. Like you eat, sleep, and breathe marketing lingo or something. I mean, what is this supposed to mean anyway: "enormous guarantees of quality and satisfaction that ebay can't touch"? If I don't like the ebay suit, I'll return it as per the seller's return policy. If I don't like whatever suit I get from that company you suggested, then I'll return that one too. I don't perceive any kind of "untouchable greatness" from whatever site that was. Though those suits did look pretty sharp, in fairness.
I like your idea about going to a Nordstrom Rack. They are in the best all-time records of customer satisfaction, even after you have worn their clothes and shoes and wish a full refund.
You also may wish to go to the Nordstrom Rack web site to get a taste of what brands of suits they have, along with the pricing. I found some in the price range you were looking at.
As for Bluefly, they have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, even though they had some rough spots a few years ago with taking 2 months to refund customers who returned their suits.
It can be a challenge to purchase a suit off the internet the first time, and you are wise to come here and ask others for their advice, and then make up your own mind.
But as others have mentioned, perhaps the best course of action is to do what you are doing with reasonable due diligence before investing $300 to $400 in a suit - and then go with your gut. If the suit purchase works out well, then all the kudos to you for picking a winner. If it does not, then whatever the final outcome will still serve you well in experience. (My old boss, Jim Rohn, told me that if I could not make up my mind while sitting on the fence, then it was better to choose a side to jump off on - even though it might be the wrong side of the fence - so that I would learn quicker)
My very best to you,
PS: I have no affiliation with anything I recommend. These are my own personal opinions and I wish no one any ill will when expressing them.
Edited by David Copeland - 4/22/13 at 7:56pm