Do you look at the price tag while shopping for a new shirt?

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@smilyn (2964)
United States
May 15, 2008 6:48am CST
Whenever I want to buy a new dress, I look only for the design and the colour of the dress..But there are few friends of mine, who look at the price tag even before looking out the design of the dress..What do you do while selecting a new dress..Do you look at the price tag first and then the design ..or you buy the dress you like even without looking at the price tag?
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@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
16 May 08
i usually buy black shirts from the same brand. i go for the print of the shirt first. after deciding that i want to buy the shirt, then i look at the tag. i don't care how much the price is. as long as i like what i'm buying, that's fine with me. and besides, since i'm buying it from the same from the same brand. i already have an idea of how much the shirt costs.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
This is a new type of experience I have got..Do you buy shirts from a single brand alone? Does that not bore you...Anyway, you may need just a short time for shopping..
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
18 May 08
yes. just the same brand anytime. i don't know the exact reason why but i have this unexplained feeling if i'm wearing a shirt from that brand. it doesn't mean that i don't have other shirts from different brands but most of it are gifts. but when i'm buying my own shirt, i only have one brand in mind. it saves time, too. instead of going around the mall looking for a shirt i want.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
16 May 08
1stly, I will look at the design and size of the shirt that catches my eyes.. ONce i find it alright, only than i will look at the price tag b4 trying it on.. So that i can confirm my decison to buy right after i've tried on..
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
But you liked the design and the size too fits you perfectly..In that case will you proceed with the shirt whatever it costs?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
16 May 08
Designs may be wat i like and the size fits perfectly, but if it's too costly, i wun buy it too.. Though it's hard to know something that i like and fits just nice, but still i wun buy it as i believe there are other designs out there which i like too, but at a lower price.. The designs is nice, but clothes will always be clothes, new designs come out, and the old ones have to give way.. SO i wun really pay so much for clothes too ^_^ UNless it's very comfortable..
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
15 May 08
Hi! Well, the first thing I see will be the design. If I think it looks good and I like it and I would most probably wear it myself then I look at it. Scrutinize it if I would be comfortable in it or not. Im a picky shopper you see. I really have to dig in and turn the shop upside down just to find a shirt that I would probably wear. The next thing that I would see is the price tag. I would not even look at the size or maybe try it in the fitting room if the price tag does not sit well with me. By scrutinizing the shirt I would have an idea of how much it will cost and how much ill be willing to pay for it. If the actual price tag is close to my guess then its as good as sold but if it doesnt well, Ill hide it in the racks so I could get back to it when I do have the money.^_^ You see if I like it Id have to buy it otherwise it would take me a really long time til I find a shirt that im going to love to buy.^_^
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
15 May 08
That is interesting..Looking at the design first and then the price tag is eally cool..It is true that the shirt should be worth buying it...
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
15 May 08
Hehe, just being a reasonable shopper.^_^
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
16 May 08
i always look at the price tag before i buy anything... when i want to buy a new dress, i will look at the clothes that i like first and then check the price... if i can afford it, then i will buy it... otherwise, i will leave it and choose other clothes... take care and have a nice day...
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
that is so nice to know...Wishing you alos a great day and a happy weekend.
• Philippines
16 May 08
whever i go out to buy new clothes the 1s thing that catches my eye is the design of the item. this is so because the price tag is not shown on the front usually. lol. but to me in shopping the prices really do matter. once i went shopping with a friend of mine for a dinner party and she usually buys labeled clothings, when i joined her in the store i saw this black dress that looks nice and has a nice quality but it was expensive. my eyes opened wide when i saw the price. but it also looked good on me. lol. i was so torn. and i didnt find any other dresses that i like, i ended up buying it.. grr... i felt that it was a big mistake. lol. i usually roam around the mall looking for clothings that look good with a good price, or if the price is a little bit out of my range i roam around some more to look for similar outfits but with a lesser prices. usually when i do this 'roaming around' i make sure i dont have anything else to do that day so that i wouldnt have to be rushed with anything else.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
Your experience sounds good..It is always better to check out the price and then buy the clothe if it is affordable really..Moreover it should be worth spending.I too roam around the entire mall to find out clothes that best suits my taste and my purse..
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
16 May 08
I probably look at the design first, and that's what attract you to look at the dress and then will I look at price and size. Depends on if I think the dress is worth that price, some can be really expensive and looks like something you can buy anywhere or maybe not that pretty after all lol
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
That is good.Sometimes the clothe can be bit expensive..but it should be worth buying it..That is also important.
• India
16 May 08
yes i am the one to look at the price tag first and then at the dress but that is for a reason, if i look at the dress first and like it very much and then see the price is too high for me to afford i get disappointed, so....
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
I too have got disappointed sometimes..I like the design but when I check the price, it would be much expensive or not worth the clothe..good..
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
16 May 08
Yes, I do, because I want to know how much something is going to cost before I buy it. I want to make sure that I have enough of money to pay for it. I also check to see if it is worth the price that they are asking for. From this I make my decision on whether I should buy it or not...
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
That is so nice..It is always good to know the weight of your wallet and then check out if the price goes with it..good.
• Indonesia
16 May 08
I look for the design first then I will surely look for the price tag. I'm not that full of money and I have other responsibilities other than buying things for myself . Sometimes the price is more important to me than the design, as long as it's comfort to use then I'll for the right one.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
Your words are true. You seem to be very practical.
• Philippines
16 May 08
yeep.. cuz its all about price and its all about budgeting. aehheh yeah, sometimes i took a glimpse of a shirt that i really like but when it comes to price; i cry. people with jewelries on their body may not look the tags. they can even buy that dress the mannequin is wearing. (get it? ^^) but me? i dont even go 'window shopping'. =)
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
that was so nice to read your response.I pray to god that you too wear jewelleries on your body so soon...lol..
• Philippines
16 May 08
When I see a dress that I like, of course I look at the design, next I would look at the quality of the dress. The next would be the price. If i think my money's worth it, I go ahead and try it. If it fits nicely, i'd go buy it..but if i think that it's too expensive (overpriced) and that it's not worth my money at all, I would be in search for another dress worthy of my money... :)
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
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Taht is nice..Design, quality and then the price are a good sequence to check out...
• United States
16 May 08
lol, first I go to the counter that fits my budget, and look for the best design there. But if i really like a shirt in other counter, especially if i m buying it for gifting someone or buying for a special occasion, then i can't help buying it.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
That is nice to know..
@GreenMoo (11842)
16 May 08
I'd be one of those people who'd look at the price tag first. After all, there's no point in me getting excited about something if I can't afford to buy it. I may as well check the price tag first off and save myself the disappointment and some time. I hate shopping! I really, really detest it!
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
It is nice that we check the price tag first to avoid disappointments..But why do you hate shopping...I love shopping..I go for a window shopping atleast..
@GreenMoo (11842)
16 May 08
I hate shopping because I don't agree with the concept of getting new 'stuff' just for the sake of it.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
19 May 08
That is nice and interesting..
• Singapore
16 May 08
I would look at the design of the garment first followed by the price tag. There's no point looking at price tag if the design does not look good.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
But how about buying the garment if you like the design but costs more than you expected..would you go for it?
• Singapore
16 May 08
In that case I will see whether is the garment really worth that price.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
that is good..
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
16 May 08
While hanging around the boutiques what attracts me the most is the design and then followed by the color of the clothes. I usually will check the price on the tag first. If it is on sale and the price is pretty cheap I then will try it first in the fitting room. Besides the well designed and favorite color I prefer the most is to get comfy clothes. I wont buy any clothes that makes me to feel uncomfortable even thought the design and color are fascinating and also with lower price.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
That is good..I too never go for any clothe just because the design is good or it is the latest fashion..I buy them only if I would be comfy with it ...
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
16 May 08
Yeah, I had done this vain and silly thing when very much younger, to buy clothes just for the fashion only. I’d never worn many of them for a second time. Of course this ended up with a waste of money all the time.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
the same thing has happened to me once..After that I never look for latest fashion garments.
@giokhim (32)
• China
16 May 08
For me, price tag really matters! Well, maybe one of the reasons is because I'm not good financially. When I shop, I look around first. If i see something I like, I would go see the price first. If i think the price is reasonable, that's the time I try it on. If not, I will not let myself dwell on it and just walk away to the next one. I have this kind of thinking, i can buy a lot of different nice ones than buy an expensive for just one. I'd rather have more clothes than few expensive ones. I know quality matters but the time the dress spoils, I also don't want to wear it anymore. i want new ones and with more varieties.so its up to you to decide. more clothes but cheap ones or few but expensive ones?
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
I can see you as a practical person..It is always better to get more collections which are less expensive rather than going for a single expensive clothe.
• China
16 May 08
Thank you! I'm glad you agree with my opinion. Because I kept on having arguments with my mom about these stuffs. She prefers expensive and long lasting ones while I prefer cheap but more varieties. Well, it just depends on the person's personality i guess and how he/she looks at it. It's good to hear someone on my side:)
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
15 May 08
I always look at the price tag, LOL! even if I like it and the design is excellent, if it is something out of my budget, I will not get it! I envy those people who can afford whatever they want, LOL! time will come for me! hahahaha..joke! maybe if I can get a good job with great salary, i can treat myself by doing that! LOL!
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
That is true..It is always good to buy things that fall within the budget..By the way, my best wishes to you to get a good job with a high salary...and to buy those costlier garments(lol....)
• United States
18 May 08
Thanks for that smilyn! I wish also!LOL!
@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
23 May 08
Well as I don't have a lot of money I don' even enter those really expensive shops. I buy in those where I can afford most of the stuff and when I go shopping I know how much I can spend so first thing I do is to look for something I like and if I like it just then I look at the price tag to see how much it costs. If the price is reasonable I by it, if it isn't I don't. I wish I had more money and I could buy everything I like but the way the situation is now I simply can't afford not to look at the price tag. So if I see the new shop I stop in front of the window adn I check the prices, I don't even look at the design of the clothes in the window but just what it is and how much it costs, so if pair of summer trowsers costs $70 or something like that I don't even enter that shop.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
23 May 08
that is very good to buy clothings according to the weight of our wallet..I liked your response..
@maude07 (62)
• Philippines
18 May 08
When shopping, I first scout for a design that suits my taste. Then, I look at the price tag, weighing if it matches the quality and style of the design I've chosen.. And if it does, and I have a size that fits me and looks good on me, then, I grab it and work my way to the sales counter. :)
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
19 May 08
That is interesting..Your order of checking is great..
• United States
16 May 08
I'm not really sure. I think I might look at the tag first, but I don't really keep track of what I do when I'm looking at shirts. I know that if I'm in a store and I see a rack of clothing with a really nice price listed over them, I am more likely to check them out than if I had to go fishing for the tags. I rarely buy new clothes, though and I mostly buy casual right now. If I gain or lose a lot of weight, I might go shopping, but a lot of the nicer clothes I buy are through catalogs as I'm a tough fit because of my height.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
16 May 08
That is so nice to know..Thanks for sharing your views.