I’m a creature of habit, and that also goes true with my shopping behavior. I’m a very loyal customer of certain stores. The moment that I’m satisfied with the service and quality of merchandise, you can count on me to patronize the store for life.
Being a loyal customer of Pottery Barn, I feel most delighted when I have Pottery Barn coupons when I shop. It is always a welcome treat for me. With the great assortment of merchandise and premium quality products at that, it’s no surprise to me that they command premium pricing too. I so believe in the statement – YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. There is no if’s and but’s on that.
I’ve been there done that, tried shopping from different retail stores offering different price points, and those stores with the concept of selling brand names for less and I always wind up getting more satisfaction and higher quality goods when the merchandise command higher sticker price bought at the mainstream retail outlet.
Don’t get me wrong, and it’s not that I want to spend more, but experience taught me a lesson. Shopping at these discount stores means you should be willing to devote your time and inspect the goods thoroughly before you purchase. With the way the merchandise are just thrown around and mishandled by many customers hungry for bargains, damage to the goods is expected. If scratched up leather, shoes without a box, prints not meeting on the edge as they should be, seams of clothing not meeting at certain points, etcetera, etcetera does not matter to you, or if it matters and you’re willing to take your time or brush it aside to buy that brand at a big discount, then my opinion maybe garbage to you. That is on top of the fact that most goods are leftover from past season. If you don’t mind, it’s fine, but I do. I believe that a deal is not a deal if what you’re buying looks like seconds or overruns. That is just my humble opinion and belief.