Are you against sales?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by ~Jessie~, Aug 1, 2012.

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Are you against sales?

  1. Yes, I think all products should stay full price to remain exclusive

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  2. Yes, I'm against sales because they lower the revenue for a company

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  3. Yes, I'm against sales for other reasons

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  4. No, I love sales- who can argue with lower priced merchandise?!

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  5. No, I'm not against sales but I do not support sales- I only pay full price!

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  7. Chicken Enchiladas!

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  1. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    Okay, so this is one of the most ridiculous things I've read in a while.

    Someone online (let's call her Kate) said that she didn't like sales. If a company (for this example, it's dog collars!), normally charges $100 for a collar, it's expensive enough to where not everyone can afford it.

    If these collars go on sale (or are resold on the used market), it lowers the "value" of the product. Since the collars are normally expensive enough to keep a lot of people "out," it "ruins" the luxury of only having them if you can afford them.

    To sum it up, if you want a $30 collar, then you should buy a $30 collar- you shouldn't try to get a $100 collar for less than the non-sale price.

    Still following me? Good! :popcorn:

    Do you agree? Sort of agree? Disagree completely?

    Like I said, I think it's ridiculous. People are still going to spend the full price to get something if they REALLY want it. I've bought a lot of things on sale, but I've also spent full price on many items. If you're selling something used, it is YOUR property and you can choose whatever price you want to sell it for.

    Poll to come!
     
  2. babymomma

    babymomma Remembering Casey ♥

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    I have to agree..... that that is the most ridiculoous thing i have even heard.
     
  3. Kilter

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    It would really depend n the item's actual worth - I couldn't see a collar being $100 unless it had gold on it or something. If it's overpriced because it's got some fancy name brand, then I don't see it as being 'marked down' so much as it's been priced properly.

    And some people are not going to spend $100 on a collar, but might get the $30 one and really like the quality enough to spend $100 next time, who knows.

    The people spending the $30 are doing the people who pay $100 a favor, because they get the stock cleared out too.

    I used to work in a retail place and they had a clearance section, there were some awesome deals. For some things it was the 'right' price, for other things it was a great deal. I got a pair of dock shoes that I totally live in there and now would spend more to get the same brand, they're quite comfortable!
     
  4. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Ridiculous. Sales have their place and they are awesome :) They help move product, helps products people LIKE become more accessible, help encourage people to buy.. they are useful and awesome.

    It's RIDICULOUSLY elitist to only want something expensive because it's expensive and you only want other "rich" people to have it.

    IMO You SHOULD be buying a $100 collar because you really love it, find that it's worth it/ think the quality matches the price.
    Lowering the price,like for a sale, does NOT lower the quality or workmanship.
    or If you are the kind of person that just loves the brand and is paying for the logo, FINE.. I get that and there is nothing wrong with that in itself.

    but to love something because of the high price and only want people who paid the same price as you to have it.. is elitist and ridiculous.

    Example. I love lacoste shirts. As a rule, I don't wear "brands" with logos on them usually, designer or no. I think it makes people look like billboards. But, I like lacoste shirts.. like the quality and love the little alligator.
    They are $70 a shirt and last forever.. I LOVE them and I love sales.
    As long as the quality didn't change, I wouldn't care if they went on sale for $10 each and everyone bought one as far as I'm concerned lol I got my money's worth with the $70 in my eyes.. so why would I care?

    I do dislike black friday sales and things like that.. but that's because I hate crowds. The sales themselves I see no issue with lol
     
  5. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    LOL what?
     
  6. ~Jessie~

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    Well, I've spent $100 on collars without gold. Well made collars with lifetime guarantees and good craftsmanship are worth it for me. I would gladly pay less with a sale, though, of course (and I have done so many times)!
     
  7. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    It's the epitome of "snooty" to claim that buying something at less than full retail is somehow going to reduce the overall value of something.

    I recently bought some used umpire equipment for a really great price from a guy who was retiring from the trade. He got some cash and I got a starter set to get me going. I've since priced new umpire equipment. The prices haven't crashed.
     
  8. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I still have some Lacoste shirts I bought in college, and I still wear them! One of them in particular was bought with a REALLY good sale (like, the shirt was probably $30). I'd still wear it if it wasn't for Rory ripping the tag off, and causing a great big hole that can't be repaired.

    I LOVE Lilly Pulitzer, but I'm not going to spend $300 on a sundress. No way, no how. I've caught sales where they're selling last season's dresses for under $100 a piece, which is awesome. I love the prints and patterns and if it wasn't for the sales, I wouldn't be buying it.

    And collars/tags- I'm obsessed with Paco Collars and Fetching tags, and I wouldn't have so many if it wasn't for some excellent sales I've caught!
     
  9. yoko

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    Ok I'm on my cell so forgive me if this doesn't come out right. I choose other.

    I don't disagree with sales and use them a lot.

    But I do disagree with someone who shouldn't be spending money on non necessities justifying the purchase just because it is on sale.

    An example is if the collar is normally 100 but you usually only budget 75 in for dog stuff go crazy on that sale. If you only have 80 to use period and you use the sale to justify not using your money wisely then I'm definitely against the action...

    I guess I'm more against the irresponsible actions people use the sale to justify instead of the sale.
     
  10. ~Jessie~

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    I feel as if irresponsible spenders are going to spend regardless of a sale or not. But yeah, I see what you mean- don't use sales as an excuse to purchase something you can't afford! You're not saving money by spending money on things you don't need!

    For me, I feel like sales are a little bonus for shopping! If I'm planning on spending, say, $125 on a collar and there's a 15% off sale, then I "saved" myself almost $20 from what I was planning on spending. Or, if I want to spend $300 on clothing and there is a 40% off sale at the store I planned to go to, it allows me to buy more things for the amount of money I'm spending.
     
  11. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Oh yea. To me, that is a totally different issue. Sale or not.. that's irresponsibly spending. It's not the sales fault.
    I also hate the "Ok, I know it's a lot of money and I won't be able to pay my rent.. BUT HARRODS WAS HAVING THE BEST CHRISTMAS SALE!"

    No. You deal with your responsibilities FIRST. Sales (and all luxury/fun extras) regardless of how great a deal/how much the item usually is/how much you "saved" figuratively..Sales and luxury/extra purchases should be bought with money that isn't needed for necessities.

    It's also really annoying because people pull the "Oh but think of how much I've SAVED..this all would've been ______$ full price!"
    point is.. you didn't NEED all that stuff. You wouldn't have bought it all at full price. Sooo.. you probably should've paid your rent.
     
  12. Locke

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    I usually only buy things on sale. I hate to pay full price for anything that is not a necessity.
     
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    This is actually Under Armor's philosophy. I have a good friend who works in their corporate office, and he's explained to me that in order to maintain their status as a highly coveted, desirable brand, they never go on sale, never accept coupons, never clearance out, etc. (Any store that does those things is technically in violation of their contract with UA and can have their right to sell the merchandise revoked).

    Apparently it's working, because they are stealing market share like crazy from Nike/Adidas/etc.
     
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    If something is really expensive and I want to try it, I'll only ever buy it on sale. I will never buy full price for something that I am trying out. No way, no how.

    I also don't think low/sale prices = bad product. That sounds like hoity toity throw money around just because you can crap. Price doesn't equal status. Ever. There are plenty of high priced goods that I could care less for, and have no issues bashing them for creating crappy products for ridiculous prices.

    I love sales, generally. Clearance is better.
     
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    That person's argument made me lol.

    I guess if the only reason you buy something is not because you actually like the item and solely because nobody else has it, yeah that would kind of "ruin" its value to you. The solution in that case is to pay a craftsman to make you a custom item and sign some exclusivity agreement that they won't produce one like it for anyone else.
     
  16. JustaLilBitaLuck

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    I love sales!

    There are certain things I will only buy when they're at a reduced price - I just can't justify paying full-price. I wear jeans at work, and my job involves a lot of moving and lifting and bending, and I wear out a pair of jeans fast. So, I buy them at thrift stores or on clearance - I don't want to pay $60 for a pair of jeans that may only last a month or two. I only buy dog toys when they go on clearance (either at my work or at Petsmart/Petco) because Jack is going to destroy that toy just the same whether it cost me $2 or $10. So, yes, when I find a good deal on those sorts of things, I'll stock up, because I know I'm going to use them eventually.

    If I need something new (but it's not an immediate need), I will watch for a while to see if it goes on sale. I've known I needed a new printer for a while, so I found a bunch that I liked, and waited until one of them went on sale, and then bought it.

    From a retail standpoint...I think sales are awesome! They bring new customers in, they move product, they create revenue (yes, you're selling things for less, but overall, you're selling MORE of them), they bring existing customers back, etc.
     
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    I don't... even understand why she cares what someone else paid for something. :confused:
     
  18. darkchild16

    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    With 4 kids there is very little we pay full price for. I always shop around for the cheapest price for something.
     
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    I don't care if there's a sale or not. If I want something and am willing to pay the price they're asking, I buy it. If I don't want it, and it's not on sale or if it's something they charge 1000 dollars for because it's "worth" it, well maybe for someone else, cause I wouldn't take it for 5 bucks either.
     
  20. Kat09Tails

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    It's hard to say with sales who is cutting profit to move product. It could be the manufacturer or it could be the dealer. Most of the time it's impossible to tell where the profit margin is without seeing the paperwork.

    Personally I almost never pay full retail for anything anymore. I get a ton of pro form opportunities through work so almost everything from shoes through cars is heavily discounted. It puts really good quality products into my realm of affordable and makes it possible for me to shop with the businesses I like on my current wages.
     

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