Grrrrr, I Hate This!!!!

@Rozie37 (15508)
Turkmenistan
January 12, 2009 9:19pm CST
I know that we have all experienced buying something and then finding that same item in the same store, on sale, a week or so later. I recently bought a robe, that is now on sale for $20 less than I paid for it. As much as I love to shop, this totally bums me out. Is there any way to call a store ahead of time and ask them if an item is going on sale soon or would that be cheating?
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
Hi Rozie dear! Oh, yes that is true..I have experienced it a few times before and I really hate that when it happens. I am just glad now that shopping malls announce a week before the days they will be on sale. I just wouldn't have any idea which items will be on sale however. I would just wait for the day that they will be on sale and see if the items on sale are the items of my choice. Take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith210
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
13 Jan 09
Because there is no sufficient heat in my apartment, I panicked and bought all these winter items. And wouldn't you know it, it is like mid-summer out here right now, hehe.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
haha..you can always keep it and use it next winter. lovelots..faith210
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Jan 09
[b]It doesn't hurt to ask, & if they're wise, they'll tell you if they have a sale coming. Customers appreciate things such as that, & these days, we have a service economy, & only a fool tries to run a business without taking that into account. Maggiepie[/b]
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
13 Jan 09
This is true. If the customer feels that they can get a better deal somewhere else, they will pass up the original store. But because I am hard to fit, I tend to settle.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
14 Jan 09
[b]Well, these days, it's a tad easier to get stuff that fits--I'm talking how you can get over-sized clothes, for example, up to 10-X! Not that I'd need it, but I DO use a 4-6 X, depending on the cut. And extra-wide shoes aren't hard to get, either. You can even get ONE shoe, if you're an amputee! We've always had specialty catalogues, & today, we have the internet. Businesses ignore such competition at their own financial peril! Maggiepie[/b]
• United States
13 Jan 09
Hi. I have also had this same problem. But in the area where I live severl stores have a policy that if you keep your original receipt and an item goes on sale within a reasonable amount of time, you can bring your receipt back and they will refund the difference between what you paid and the sale price. So check it out, it never hurts to ask.
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
13 Jan 09
Oh alright, I will try that. Thanks.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I agree with codyman, some stores allow you to do that within a reasonable timefram - it's happened at Macys. I've never done it myself but others have.
@sam4mumu (114)
13 Jan 09
It has happened to me a few times, I got an expensive jacket for £65 a few week ago and I have recently been shopping in the same shop where it was on sale for only £30. It was a bit of shock £35 cheaper.
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
16 Jan 09
Oh that is exactly what I am talking about. But we don't know to wait and for how long do we wait?
@zackyo7 (301)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Oh boy how I hate this. Especially when you buy a more inferior product for more money. It just ticks me off. My cousin does everything to avoid this. Lol. She would move from shop to shop searching over and over and over again just for one skirt. It kinda ticks me off since she takes like about 2 hours in order to decide on what skirts she should buy. But she is kinda smart to do it. I guess we should try the same thing but not to that extent because I don't really have that much time to waste anymore. Anyway happy myLotting everyone.
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
16 Jan 09
She sounds like the type that needs to shop alone. When I have to make a purchase that requires all of this, I will find a online first and then go pick it up or just order it online and be done with it.
• United States
13 Jan 09
In the United States, if you have your receipt on you, during the time of the sale, you go to the customer service, show it to them and they will give the difference in the item price back to you. It is some law or something. You have like 30 days to do it.
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
16 Jan 09
Oh alright. I know that there is a local store, but I made my purchase online. I do not believe it has been thirty days yet. I will check. Thanks.
@Polly1 (12652)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I hate when that happens too. There is not much that you can do about it though. I did get the difference in price once when something went on sale the next day. I went and asked, I didn't think I would have any luck but I did.
@Rozie37 (15508)
• Turkmenistan
13 Jan 09
Oh, well good for you. That sounds fair enough.
@rainmark (4309)
15 Jan 09
Yeah i hate that too, that's very disappointing. Sometimes i blame myself not to wait until they are on sale hahaha, like my bomber jacket i bought it for £50 then the next two weeks they are on sale it for £30 that's disappointed and i told to myself i will never be a compulsive buyer next time.
@marfidec (20)
• Brazil
14 Jan 09
Three months ago I bought a laptop on a shop for a price, but recently I passed by the shop again and I saw the same product two hundred dollars more expensive. I got very glad, because it was the first time this happens with me.
@Feona1962 (7530)
• United States
13 Jan 09
What a bummer...I am not sure you can call ahead...but if they are running sales like this regularly like monthly or something then just keep track... I have done this many times.... If you know someone at the store...maybe they could keep you advised...