Nordstrom Discount?

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  1. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Anyone know how to get a hold of a Nordstrom discount (in-store) short of knowing someone that works there? I'll even extend the shameless request to anyone here that does work there about getting a discount.

    I tried Ebay, but Nordstrom gift cards (assuming they are legit) are only at about a 5-10% discount, which isn't worth my effort. Signing up for a Nordstrom Card gets you nothing but a 24% APR and a pathetic 1% rebate program.

    I'm looking to get some FAMs, but at a $990 price tag + tax, I do not want my receipt to say I paid over a G. $950 fine, or even $990, but not more.

    Any viable suggestions?
     


  2. wheelerray

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    They have twice-yearly sales, Fathers day and I think August, but I don't know of anything aside from that. Yeah, their credit card offers nothing interesting--my regular card already gives 1% on all purchases. They also never mail out discount coupons to credit card holders the way Macys does.
     


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    The only way I know of getting discounts at Nordstroms is as follows:

    1) the half-yearly/yearly mens sale. I know they're having one the day after christmas.
    2) Using an employee's discount
    3) A personal shopper/salesperson may discount one or a few items for "customer satisfaction" (rarely done, but it's been done for me/seen it done a few times)
     


  4. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Interesting. I suppose I'll hold off on the FAMs until after X-mas, but I'm almost certain they will not be on sale.

    Anyone know what Nordstrom employees get off? 30%? If I were a little more enterprising (aside from making myself rich so I don't have to scrounge for the dicount in the first place), I suppose I could ask the employee to hook me up with the discount, and if it is 30%, kicking back 10-15% to the employee. On an almost $1K pair of shoes, that's $100-150, probably just about, if not more than they would have made on the sale in the first place.

    Anyone with experience on this?
     


  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    if you dont want the receipt to say you paid over 1G for 'accounting purposes', why not put 900 on that card, the rest on a different one?

    but the FAMs dont go on sale during their half annual
     


  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    if you dont want the receipt to say you paid over 1G for 'accounting purposes', why not put 900 on that card, the rest on a different one?

    but the FAMs dont go on sale during their half annual


    Oh, I wasn't clear on this whole thing about not wanting over a G on the receipt - as asenine as it seems, it's not for accounting purposes, it's because psychologically I don't want to cross that threshold. To say I paid over 1000 on shoes is absolutely crazy (coming from an immigrant family that was by no means well to do in the first place), paying $950 - not so much.

    It's like the whole pscyhology behind pricing - $4.99 seems better than saying it costs $5.00. But I suppose the bottom line is I would like some sort of discount (a product of my time on this forum).
     


  7. TomW

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    Nordstrom employee discount is between 10-33% based on performance (read that as most get 10% and those that routinely exceed sales goals get more). 4 times a year they get additional discounts. Any employee ringing a transaction using there own discount will be terminated on the spot. Your only hope is to make friendly with an employee who is then willing to shop for you, and who is willing to be fired for you. I was a Nordstrom employee for several seasons, and I doubt the policies have changed much.
     


  8. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Good to know. I kind of figured Nordstrom's would be stingy with its discounts. Looks like this won't be happening then.
     


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    Nordstrom employee discount is between 10-33% based on performance (read that as most get 10% and those that routinely exceed sales goals get more). 4 times a year they get additional discounts. Any employee ringing a transaction using there own discount will be terminated on the spot. Your only hope is to make friendly with an employee who is then willing to shop for you, and who is willing to be fired for you. I was a Nordstrom employee for several seasons, and I doubt the policies have changed much.


    I know several employees who work at Nordstroms and they have all told me that the get 20% off and four times a year they get 40% off. I saw my friend working at Nordstroms on Friday, and I'm sure she wouldn't mind using her discount for you.
     


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    Nordstrom employee discount is between 10-33% based on performance (read that as most get 10% and those that routinely exceed sales goals get more). 4 times a year they get additional discounts. Any employee ringing a transaction using there own discount will be terminated on the spot. Your only hope is to make friendly with an employee who is then willing to shop for you, and who is willing to be fired for you. I was a Nordstrom employee for several seasons, and I doubt the policies have changed much.

    Quote: JR_Rider
    I know several employees who work at Nordstroms and they have all told me that the get 20% off and four times a year they get 40% off. I saw my friend working at Nordstroms on Friday, and I'm sure she wouldn't mind using her discount for you.



    Nordstrom employees get 20% off, managers get 33%. The 40% occurs three times a year for all employees, and that only applies to product lines owned by Nordstrom, such as Faconnable. As for Gift Cards, employee discount is not applied to the purchase of the gift card, only when actual merchandise is purchased.
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    correct. that last part of employee discount not applying to gift card is to prevent a loophole which encourages fraud. this is the policy in i believe all retailers offering gift cards or store credit.
     


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