Sunday, February 05, 2006

O'Henry Kind of Story - But True

While shopping at the mall before last Thanksgiving Anna saw a pocketbook at a leather store for $59.99 and decided to buy it. Then she read a sign there saying if she bought that item from that table, then she could buy a 2nd item 50% off. She couldn’t decide what else to buy so didn’t buy anything.

A week before Christmas, we went into the same leather store with intentions of buying the pocketbook. The price had been changed to $99.99. Again, we left the store without buying it.

A few days after Christmas we returned to the leather store and she found the same pocketbook. This time it was $69.99, ten bucks higher than the first price. Anna said it would surely come down to $59.99. Again, we made our exit.

Yesterday February the 4th, we were in the Leather Store and the pocket book was marked back down to the original price of $59.99. Anna noticed a bent place in the leather strap. The bent place was probably caused by Anna picking it up trying it out many times. She could not see paying for a damaged pocketbook. We left without buying the pocketbook.

There is an O’Henry story there someplace.



Blogger kenju said...

You know, she could probably find it on ebay for even less!

My daughter sold a purse on there for me recently, for the same price that had been paid for it, however, there were other purses just like it, but black instead of brown, that were selling for $80-100 MORE!

5:44 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Thanks for that info Judy!
She did look on-line and found something similar on one pocketbook website. But she decided against it because she couldn't hold it and feel it.... oh, well.
We never think of ebay - which I suppose we should get in the habit. Some of my friends bought some good things at good prices on ebay.

5:50 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

LOL! She sounds like ME :D

I wonder if she were to ask the manager for additional off since it's damaged...

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

9:34 AM  
Blogger ET said...

I had another friend suggest that same thing - to get a discount for not taking the discount.

10:31 AM  

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