When is the Next Brooks Brothers Sale?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, May 12, 2011.

  1. Stylego

    Stylego Senior member

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    You know, my wife described this same thing to me tonight at some other store. It came about unintentionally, where she purchased pants on sale which she decided she didn't like. She received store credit for the non-sale's price when she returned them. I'm going to bet that the thought is that someone might purchase something, say pants, that don't fit. Since the sales are limited time, they're returned after the sale for another pair that will fit. Now, suppose the pants are out of stock. If they didn't offer store credit sufficient to cover the cost of the pants when the were in stock again (at full price) most people would opt-out and get the money back and shop around for another pair of pants from another store.

    They don't count on people gaming the system. Buying $1000 suits for $600, returning them after the sale for $1000 credit, which is then parleyed into a swell pair of cordovan boots. (But there's no savings, since the boots too might have been 40% off at the same time).
     
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  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Do you have any idea what harvey_birdman does for a living?
     


  3. Texasmade

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    I've seen Harvey Birdman work all the time. He's regularly featured on Cartoon Network.
     


  4. Philip

    Philip Senior member

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    any confirmation yet that this will include Black Fleece?

    and another miss on any cuts on the BBBF boots :'(
     


  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    i know who not do any business with on the forum
     
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  6. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    he's going to be hawking merch credits. Considering that there aren't too many bb stores, if you try that multiple times they'll catch on really quickly. Also they can deny your return shady, and no receipt, no proof of purchase...I mean why don't u just run into the store and steal a suit then return it for a merch credit. you are essentially doing the same thing. Theft.
     


  7. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

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    Apparently something he is not very good at.
     


  8. 518aata

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    Are socks and underwear included in accessories, or is it just the listed categories? I need to stock up on some basics.
     


  9. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    Can anyone speak to the quality and value (at present 40% off prices) of BB cashmere sweaters?

    Thanks you.
     


  10. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    This is why I love SF. thanks for that list. I need some belts, going to wait til Wednesday and order a calfskin belt in black and brown at 40% off. Score.
     


  11. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    Anybody have any experience with the unconstructed or soft sports coats at BB? Thinking about picking one up.
     


  12. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Yes. I had one for a little while but ended up selling it. It was 80% awesome for me. The 20% that wasn't awesome was that it had a very short back balance for my build and very narrow overlap on the double vents, so they flared open like crazy on me. So from the buttoning point up, viewed from the front, I loved how it looked on me. But from the side, it looked very ill-fitting.
     


  13. Van Veen

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    Does anyone know if BB carries their full formalwear line in the stores? I've been waiting for a sale to pick up a white pique vest and bow tie, but the bow tie's not online right now.
     


  14. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I may not be very good at it but that doesn't mean you're not a thief. In Pennsylvania it would be Theft by Deception -

    I don't know what it is in your jurisdiction but it falls pretty clearly under one form or another of Refund Fraud.

    http://www.bustathief.com/refund-scam-refund-fraud/

    Also, see - http://www.securityinfowatch.com/root+level/case-study-organized-refund-fraud

    Seriously, in no way is what you are doing not stealing. If you can justify it to yourself because you're robbing some big bad corporation then more power to you.
     
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  15. RZach

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    birdman is technically correct. It's not theft and you haven't stolen anything. From a legal perspective you'd be totally in the clear.

    But, as has been made very clear in the recent Penn State/Sandusky/Paterno scandal, just because something is legal doesn't make it right or ethical.

    More than anything, we should appreciate those stores who have customer-friendly policies, and thank stores for having them by using them as intended (given a gift without a receipt and you need a different size or want a different style? BB will probably accomidate you quite nicely and you won't have done anything wrong). But taking advantage of such a policy for personal profit is not only in poor taste, but it's also the type of behavior that drives companies to change their policies to be much less friendly.
     


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