- Apr 10, 2011
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I just don't understand how a sale is equal to the feeling of being disrespected. Some people got a deal. Why would someone be sour about someone else's come up? If you want to wait for deals, then you wait for a deal and risk having your size sold out and/ or having to deal with the craziness of sale season (sample sales, pushing through crowds, standing in lines, hitting refresh on a website, etc).I have commented on the sample sale before, but once more for old times sake:
I’m a sit on the fence kind of guy, and agree a sale doesn’t represent all the purchasing decisions that lead to a good buy - but it did personally offend me when my partner had spent a significant amount on a present for me, to see it barely a month later 75% off at the sample sale being tossed around by eBay scalpers. No, It didn’t take away from how I felt about it, yes, it remains a meaningful much loved gift, and yes I know there were a handful of sizes and perhaps the sale represented maybe a fraction of the stock/ opportunity to reduce waste and not the value of the piece: But knowing the sacrifice she had made to afford it , left a bad taste and continues to.
Yes we’re paying for design, yes these things are worth what people pay for them. But consumers have different expectations.
I’m going to sound like a prick here, but , this is how how brands work: You treat your customers well and they return - what well is, perhaps is different to some people. To Derek, it is feeling like they supply a funky polo coat easily available. That’s cool. I get that and he’s not wrong. To me, and many other people it is that, but it is also feeling respected . I don’t think that’s controversial , in fact I think it’s a well understood fact by all mature brands.
Disrespect to me is when you go into a store and you're told you don't belong or that you can't afford the goods. Or the sales staff rudely ignores you. But a big sale?