You Could Always Diet… The Sales Guy Doesn’t Even Know He’s In Danger!

Diva Dan and I have been looking for shirts / vests for the Creativ Festival. We are being very specific to either a LOUD SHIRT or a SUPER FLAMBOYANT VEST… but we think it’s easier to find loud shirts than the vest.

I love Le Chateau for styling. For my worldly friends… it’s a place where fashion runs straight into your face. Styling that is incredible and fits WELL as long as you look like the manequin. I’ve gained weight… that’s no secret… you can see that through the videos…

This is no Le Chateau’s fault that I have gained weight… but many of their designs don’t sit right on a body if you have extra poundage. I really liked a couple things and willing to drop $80.00 on one shirt alone… problem is that it doesn’t fit.

I am pretty blunt with the sales people… “I LOVE YOUR CLOTHES” but I am fat so they don’t fit me as well as they should. The appeal for me is their tailored shirts… the ones that hug the body on the way down to the pants! Unfortunately… for me… If I wore that out in public… I would be in straight denial!

So I was directed to regular fit and that’s cool… but the colours aren’t as fabulous… All of a sudden I feel like I have lost out on the wonderful colour pallette. Then the sales person hit me!

“YOU COULD ALWAYS DIET!”

  • I am happy with who I am… FINALLY AFTER YEARS of suffering from Body Dismorphic Disorder. Daniel has allowed me to feel good to be me… even if I am Chunky or mis-shaped!
  • I need to loose weight cause I know I am gaining… but I want to do it for me… NOT FOR A SHIRT!
  • I could start a diet right this very moment… but if I don’t believe it whole heartedly… the diet will be finished in a day or so!
  • I have to want a diet.

So meanwhile, while the sales rep can be pretty blunt… I’m not loosing weight for a shirt… I have to want to loose weight for me! Until I want that whole heartedly… I won’t be successful…

OH Yeah… GOTTA GO… I have to run to Tim Hortons for a sugar dosed tea and a donut! LMAO

Michael

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Are Store Sale Signs Great or Showing Us The Extreme Mark Up Of Products?

Are Sales Signs Great?

Are Sale Signs That Great?

I admit… I’m a price shopper… A NOW ON SALE sign will get my blood pumping and automatically I am thinking of the money I am saving… So what’s the problem.

So what’s the problem here… well what if you needed something that wasn’t on sale. You know a sale will happen but of course they won’t ever tell you that… and if it does go on sale, the store may not have enough in stock to begin with.

Diva Dan and I were looking for an electric lawn mower.

  1. Diva Dan doesn’t want to use GASOLINE and cause more pollution with mowing the grass.
  2. He’s hit a rock with our lawn mower and I think busted the internal gears. It still works but sounds like a farm tractor.
  3. Our current lawn mower is doomed for the dump.

So we were looking at Canadian Tire to buy a new mower. (It’s like a Home Depot but Canadian Version). They have this 14″ Lawn Mower for $159.99 but we think it’s a bit too narrow! So we decide to continue to shop for the next size up… but the next size up is regular price and we don’t want to spend that type of money at this time.

I was looking for the Canadian Tire flyer and seen that 14″ mower again but the price has dropped to $90.00. With taxes, the price savings is nearly $80.00.

Which brings me to my point!

If I was compulsive, I would have bought the lawn mower for $159.99 plus Taxes = 181.00. and Merely 3 days later the flyer comes out saying the price had an $80.00 price drop for THIS WEEK ONLY!  I turned to Diva Dan and told him… if we would have bought it… we would have just been ripped off by $80.00.

When I see a sale sign… my immediate reaction is… OH LOOK… They can drop the price by $80.00??? Does this mean there was that much mark up in the product to begin with. We’ve all heard of loss leaders could this have been one of them?

I bought a mixer that day for $12.00, regular price $40.00… they were having a sale… dropping the price $28.00… YES I BENEFIT in buying it on sale like this… but for those who purchased the mixer at regular price… did they just get screwed over?

So I am thinking it’s working like this… IMPORTED FROM CHINA equals really cheap but REALLY HIGH MARK UP… Charging the suckers who pay full price are compensating for those like me who are waiting for the sales.

Diva Dan’s Counter Top Mixer was $100.00 off the price… so how can they drop a price $100.00 in the first place? Wouldn’t they have been better off to lower the regular retail price and sell more of it, instead of few at a higher cost.

I believe what Donald Trump says and don’t quote me on this… “You can make more money selling stuff at a reduced price by selling more volume than you would selling it at a regular price and selling few!”

What do you think? Are We Being Scammed?

Michael