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Official Sales Alert thread - sales, coupon and discount codes

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. ElementHU

    ElementHU Senior Member

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    As a founding member, I was told the same thing. No founding members sale scheduled this time around and "certain members" would be notified of exclusive private sales. I guess I didn't spend enough last year to qualify this time. :)

    It was nice while the Founding members sale lasted...I've been the beneficiary of Lobbs, RLPL, T&A and Brioni the last couple of years so I can't really complain. Back to Plebeian status :)
     


  2. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    It would be rather pointless to have founding member status if there is in fact no sale then the generic 30 off. Would leave little reason for me to buy little if anything.

    My money is going to sp, sw and tbs.
     


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    only in US [​IMG]
     


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    But, if that volume is accumulated at 50% off how does it benefit Porter? Most of their margin gets cut out. I think it should be a random pleasant surprise for all those receiving their email messages with a limitation of 10K (maybe a bit high) so people don't start flipping shit on ebay
     
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    Makes sense. I'm a "founding member" but have only bought a couple things at 80% off.
     


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    Marni outlet Orlando presale, 11/17-11/22. This is the outlets' outlet, so the prices are as low as you'll find but the inventory is a bit hit and miss (mostly miss).

    Additional 40% off FW 2010 (70% off retail)
    Additional 70% off FW 2008 (85% off retail)
     


  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That volume is not accumulated at 50% off. A common business model is to give VIP status to those who spend a crapload at retail. The 50% off just allows those shoppers to feel special and feel justified about a small splurge.

    Also, there is absolutely no reason to put a ceiling on their purchases because they are afraid of flipping. First of all, the majority of those who are spending thousands at retail are unlikely to flip anything on Ebay. Second, for professional jobbers, the margins just aren't there. A big chain like TJ Maxx buys out at something like $0.08 on the dollar, which is actually on the high side. A big store will sell excess inventory to them or Yoox because it's convenient to just get rid of a crapload of stuff and recuperate some of your costs. A small jobber will pay a bit more - I've heard in the $0.10 to $0.15 on the retail dollar. And even then, if you sell at $0.30-$.40 on the retail dollar, you have to do pretty well to make up your margins. Buying at $.50 on the retail dollar from Mr.Porter, what sort of margins do you think you can get? And factor in that you only really have a couple of months to move all your inventory, because after that, the same stuff will go for $0.30 on the retail dollar, from Mr. Porter itself, without all the uncertainty that buying from a random guy on the internet entails.
     


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    They should just go on pure profit rather than revenue when calculating status - who cares if people buy on discount if they make you more money?
     


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    I agree. I doubt that the majority of individuals purchasing high volumes of expensive clothing spend their time flipping on the B&S forums and ebay. They are probably out in the real world, making large salaries...so they can spend them.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    I seem to recall one of the resellers on the RRL thread whining about having to sink a hundred grand on inventory (on steep sale) just to bring in enough to live on each month. That's about the point when I stopped reading that thread.
     


  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You don't make more money. If you sell everything at discount, you are taking a loss, and eventually go out of business. Running a business takes a lot of overhead. Retail is a notoriously tough business. I think that only the margins for restaurants are more slim.

    Do some quick calculations on the back of an envelope, or take a business class.
     


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    Some of the biggest margins I've seen on small businesses were from restaurants, but I guess it depends to what you compare it to.

    Agree with the other part though, almost any kind of store needs a really big margin to survive(and grow).
     
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  15. Lionheart Biker

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    This. I didn´t receive anything about fouding member´s sale. And I didn´t get any VIP one because I´ve only shopped 3 times (6 items overall I think). Sucks if there really isn´t going to be a previous sale before going public :/
     


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