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Am I a Schmuck to Pay Retail

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jaijeffcom, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. buzzron

    buzzron Well-Known Member

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    Retail is good if you know how to pick the right one for the price.
     
  2. brokencycle

    brokencycle Well-Known Member

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    He hasn't been back in four days to let us know how it went. Perhaps he took the bad advice of Doc or Birks.
     
  3. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Well-Known Member

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    You made the right choice. Fully canvassed, great cut, awesome quality, decent price. You're paying for the experience and selection at Barney's, too. Good luck finding that size discounted in RLBL if we're talking about one of the solids.

    I ran into a similar situation recently when I picked up a Dior suit, full retail, and my wife was not happy. A little later she was trying on the jacket, she liked it so much!
     
  4. Kiwi Man

    Kiwi Man Well-Known Member

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    I agreed, but I have to admit that I cannot resist good deal online. Sometimes, it is like playing a lottery. If clothes fit, you win. If not, well, you lose.

    TO the OP, when you go and buy something off Barneys, you do not only for the product, but the service as well. I remember shopping at Barneys and how much I enjoyed it!
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    or maybe the mrs has taken drastic measures. :paranoia:
     
  6. Owen Meany

    Owen Meany Well-Known Member

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    HA! My first watch was an Oris TT3 for which I paid FULL price ....What a lesson that was...(never paid MSRP or close for a watch since). Still have it though....

    I have noticed that I pay full retail on clothing more and more, I am just tired of the "hunt" and settling for something I didn't really love or didn't fit just right because it was a good price: or the alternative of never finding something I really loved or that fit well on sale! I won't shy away from a bargain and still visit the rack, off 5th, etc. but getting a good price it is not near as important as it once was.

    I now dress better, feel better about my looks and don't stress about it at all. The wife does have an issue with the number of shoes I have purchased over the last year though...
     
  7. jaijeffcom

    jaijeffcom Member

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    I will treasure this reply always.
     
  8. jaijeffcom

    jaijeffcom Member

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    Too true. (I had to look it up, though, which probably really proves I'm not, huh?)
     
  9. connor09

    connor09 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone pays for retail once in awhile, it's not a sin.
     
  10. jaijeffcom

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    I just got a refund check in the mail for overpaid property tax escrow. It's enough for another retail suit. Thanks, JubeiSpiegel! I'm sure your wishes had a hand in it. Yayyyy.
     
  11. jaijeffcom

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    I really enjoy this forum. I'm new on it, but I can see I need to come back more often.
     
  12. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    The world is in balance again :slayer:

    How about some pics OP?
     

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