Sunday, January 4, 2009
Despite my deep and mostly unwavering love for Urban Outfitters, I really hate their inconsistencies in pricing. Not only do sale items vary between stores, their prices do as well. In addition, prices of items online can sometimes be vastly different to that of the stores.
Take for instance, this jacket. While it's currently $70 - an additional 25% + shipping online, I bought it today in stores for $19.99 + tax. Quite a huge difference.
And that's not even the only item that had a discrepancy in its price.
This tuxedo jacket is almost $30 cheaper in stores compared to the website. However, unlike the cameras online, in store lomo cameras are not on discount, and neither are the large majority of the accessories I saw. Full priced online tights are very often discounted in stores as well.
So the moral of this story is to always take a peek in various UO stores (if possible) before committing to your items online. Don't worry UO, even though I don't like having to check around for the cheapest price, I can't seem to quit you, and still spend waaaaaay too much time and money on you.
PS> Do you think I should keep the first jacket? I'm having slight buyer's remorse about it. Also, do you think I should get the second jacket?
PPS> You know you have a shopping problem when despite running out of both cash and baggage allowance for the flight home, you continue to shop like you own a private jet. Current shopping damage sits at 4 pairs of shoes, 2 jackets, 1 top, 1 dress, countless tights, a couple of hats and other accessories, and I still have 6 weeks to go.