Have you ever found yourself in one of those situations where you’ve bought a gorgeous pair of shoes/bag/clothes which you love!love!love!, and then the next day you go back to the store and it’s — gasp, oh no, what to do — now on sale?
And then you have to recruit a friend for a covert operation which involves returning the shoes/bag/clothes, having your friend just coincidentally wander into the store and buy it, while you both pretend you’ve never seen the other person in your entire life?
Yeah, me neither.
I’ve come close, though. It’s probably only the embarrassment factor holding me back.
With online shopping, you’re probably even more likely to realize a price drop because a) it’s easier to go back to that website, or b) you get a lovely email notifying you of the additional sale.
Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, asos.com does not offer price adjustments. This means I am very miffed that the Oasis blouse I ordered very recently for £28 (£35, less my 20% discount) is now down to £21. I’m especially miffed because by “very recently” I mean “yesterday”, and I haven’t even received the top yet!
(CG: Yes, I couldn’t resist checking and now I know it happened to me too!!! =S)
Good thing the $A is so strong.
Why American women don’t plan covert operations
I loved my visit to New York last year. I tell everyone that this is possibly my favorite city in the world (so far). One of the things I loved most was the discovery that some of the bigger stores have this amazing thing called a ‘price adjustments’ policy! (Of course, I also love other parts of the city too.)
So instead of doing the ol’ return-and-repurchase, if something you’ve recently bought is now on sale, you can simply ask them to refund you the difference. Some of the US-based websites will give you a price adjustment for online sales too. Amazing!
Therefore, what I’m doing tonight can be explained by simple maths, really: