Friday, 29 December 2017

Finally succumbing to the sales

I'm sure I'm not the only one whose email inbox is full of fantastic sale offers from any website I may have ordered from online over the last year.  Special codes, extra discounts on the discounts, free postage and packing ...

I can't tell you how many things I've almost bought.  How many things I've clicked on, added to a basket and then never gone through to actually buy.  I think at the back of my mind I knew they would just be impulse buys that I was just buying because they were at a greatly discounted price.  But there was one thing that I had seen on the website and fallen for.  Something that I knew I would get a lot of use out of, and would never, ever have paid full price for.  It was from a brand which has a shop in our home town.  And my niece works there.  So when I popped into town yesterday and popped into the shop, it really was just to say 'hi' to her.  Or was it? 😉

'We've got some great things in the sale' she said. 

'I know, I've been looking on line'. 

'Some things that were 25% off have just been marked down again to 50%'

'Really?' 

Next thing I knew I was walking out with this little beauty in my hand ...


And inside it was the softest, warmest sweater that you can imagine.  I just love the colour.  I mean, it was still expensive, but not as over the top pricey as it was when it was full price.


If they keep reducing prices, I may have to pop in and say hi to Kirsty again ...

3 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

I know what you mean about those sales! I've done exactly the same thing---added things to my online basket and then walked away. Then I get emails reminding me that I've left something in my cart---and "oh, by the way" did you know there's free shipping! But I have to admit, I did succumb to a big sale. I simply went to get a birthday gift---a charm from Pandora for my SIL. I don't have Pandora nor know much about it. But it just so happened---all the Christmas charms were 45% off if you bought 3. Wellll, I started thinking about what a surprise this would be for next year to buy my three daughters a bracelet and two charms. Then, I'd start a tradition that I would take them shopping to add a charm each year. Of course, I needed one too! By the time I left, I had spent nearly $1000!! But it was all on sale!! The things I tell myself!

Patio Postcards said...

Happy New Year Deb & what a wonderful way to start the year off than with that very pretty sweater. One thing I think I need to focus on this year is my wardrobe & updating & culling.

Ruth said...

That jumper looks lovely on you and 50% off is always a result, no matter what the original price may have been. I've avoided the shops like the plague ...