I was browsing the suit section at Filene's Basement this past weekend. Full of crap as usual except for one Oxxford and one Luciano Barbera (the real deal, not fused) both $999 with 25% off on all suit $250 or above. The original $2495 price tag still attached for the Barbera suit. Both were not my size and still too expensive for eBay flipping so I moved on. Not a minute too soon another woman came to the Barbera suit, examining it and putting it back to rack. She then asked a clerk who was working nearby how much's the suit as there's no FB's price tag.. That's impossible, the price tag was there just moments ago. She must have pulled the price tag off the suit. She then proceeded to indicate the price tag on the suit next to the Barbera was $250, so she reasoned, the Barbera must be also $250 ($188 with 25% off). She tried to trick the clerk into attaching a $250 price tag to the Barbera.. Knowing how clueless those clerks are, there's a very good chance that her scam worked. But no dice. The clerk saw the original $2495 price and reasoned it couldn't be $250. She told her she had to check with the manager for the price. Then she found the $999 price tag on the floor and attached it back to the Barbera. That woman left empty-handed. Scam averted. I was prepared to tell the clerk the true price of the suit if that woman had a chance of getting away a Barbera suit for $188.
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12/6/04 at 12:24am