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Do You Only Shop Sales?

When we have the urge to update our wardrobes, window shopping sometimes just doesn't cut it. Sales offer a way for us to buy without paying full price and that makes us feel great because we've gotten a deal, but only shopping sales limits our choices and we may be left wanting for something that makes us more excited than the sale rack offerings.


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ellie_K ellie_K 8 years
there's usually great stuff in the sale section, you just have to dig!! retail mark ups are always huge, so i love being able to pay a little closer to what the item actually costs. although, i always pay full price on bags. i like going to nordstrom rack to get the same thing they sell at nordstrom, but for half the price!! it's amazing!! i think i get a rush out of getting so many good things for the price of one normally! EXCEPT at coach, oh how i love those 25% off events..... so much so, that i never buy things full price there.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Something has to be REALLY great if I'm going to pay full retail for it. I pretty much don't buy clothing unless it's on sale.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
no i don't really shop sales. i hate fighting over clothes at those things. i'd rather have fewer things and not have to deal. with my kids clothes i can pass down their things from one to the next, to the next. so i buy nice things and pass them down. i have some glitter jeans i bought for around $40 and all 3 of my girls have worn them. i wash them on gentle, inside out and drip dry. they still look great so i totally don't mind paying full price. however, on things other than clothes; makeup, furniture, etc. no way am i paying full price. on sale or it's no sale.
tee0206 tee0206 8 years
It depends on the item, but I can't resist stores like Neiman Marcus Last Call!
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I only shop sales, for EVERYTHING. Its very rare I pay full price for anything, even food, unless I have to.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
it's hard for me to find clothes petite enough, and I don't have much time to shop, so I pay full price if I find something that actually fits that I love.
lms lms 8 years
I do both. I like finding things on sale, but if it something that I really want, sometimes I just go for it. Although, the things I buy on sale are still way more expensive than some other things that are regular priced from different stores.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
sales, coupons, stores like Nordstrom Rack & Marshalls - absolutely. I haven't bought anything full price in quite awhile, even though it's tough because my size seems to be the first to sell out!
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I try to do sales ... but I almost never have luck getting staple items on sale, so it gets hard to resist the regular sales racks.
mlen mlen 8 years
it all depends. if a store i like is having a sale- awesome. but i hate combing through the sale and discount racks places- its too messy for me. when i shop online though i search for coupon codes- you can usually find one somewhere that applies!
em1282 em1282 8 years
Yes, I pretty much only shop sales with clothes--I'm thrifty like that. ;) But makeup (or the makeup I like) doesn't really go on sale, MAC sales for me. :(
bluebird bluebird 8 years
The only clothes I seem to pay full price for are blue jeans. Other than that, I wait until some of the more ridiculous prices are lowered to something reasonable. Two hundred dollars for shoes? No way. Fifty dollars for the same shoes six months later? All mine!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't only shop sales, but what my mom and i do, we don't shop at the higher end stores so we're paying less and we usually only go shopping when she gets something in the mail from her store care for a % off.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
This is the beauty of online shopping! With all the coupon codes out there things are almost always on sale. Occasionally I'll buy stuff at regular prices, but I love getting a good deal.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Mostly, although if something is not on sale and I really want it, I'll buy it.
heineken67 heineken67 8 years
I shop within my budget. At some stores I can afford to shop in regular racks, while at others I can only afford the sales racks. It does feel really good to find a great discount, though.
amerikanbeanhead amerikanbeanhead 8 years
Im in college I cant afford non-sales item clothes :)
SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 years
I can't remember the last time, if ever, I paid full price for anything either. I always check out the sale/clearance rack first and then hit up the rest of the store.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
If you're talking strictly clothing, then yes. I don't remember the last time I paid full price for something. I usually walk into a store and go directly to the clearance section or wait until I get a great coupon code via e-mail to buy anything.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Usually. I love a quality item for a bargain. :)
cubadog cubadog 8 years
On staple pieces I like to buy quality so if that means buying at full price to make sure it is in my wardrobe than I do it. On basics I totally hit the sale rack. Interview clothes I also make sure they are high quality as well! You can always tell when a sweater or white button down is cheap.
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