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Shopping Report: Follow-up

Remember that dress I picked up for $33.99, not even knowing it was on sale until the price showed up on the charge screen? Well, I received my Macy's bill today, and the story gets even better.

Here's a picture. The details are in the caption. Click on the picture for close-ups of the dress, a couple of snapshots showing the velvet jacket from the Coldwater Creek Sale Spree, and a bonus picture of Jim's Potatoes.
The $33.99 dress
The $33.99 dress
When I walked up to the Macy's cashier, I thought I was going to pay $119 for this party dress (with jacket). Turns out it was on sale, and then they gave me another 15% off for using my Macy's charge account. The amount on the sales receipt = $33.99. Then the bill came. Turns out I had at $25 credit on my account. Who knew? I hadn't used it in over 5 years; I don't remember why I had a credit. Found money. Yay! Does that make this my $8.99 dress? Presumably not, but who knows when I would have cashed in that $25 credit otherwise.

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sleigh
Jan. 9th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Very lovely!
akirlu
Jan. 9th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Wow, that's got to be the bargain hunting story of the (recent interval). And a great dress, too! You look fab!
jamesb
Jan. 9th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
i'd but that for 8.99...

sweet

J
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lsanderson
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Excellent!
Looks great! Not bad price either... ;-)
smofbabe
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Very snazzy - hope to see this in person someday (Hugos, maybe?) And you'll enjoy wearing it even more given the great bargain!

Had my own shopping treat today: went into a store having a 50% off sale on an impulse. I spotted some high-neck ribbed sleeveless tank-ish tops (perfect for work in Melbourne hot weather) that reminded me a lot of a similar design I'd seen in a more upscale store and had bought for $25.99. When I flipped the rack for my size, I saw that the labels were cut out but they were definitely the same as the upscale store. They were marked $19.99 so I got two more, each for $9.99! Until I saw these cut-out labels I hadn't realized the store was a discount outlet but now I definitely plan on going back more often :->
gerisullivan
Jan. 12th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
Yes, it's definitely a contender for my Hugo dress the next time I make it to a Worldcon.

Congratulations on your shopping success, and your discovery of a quality discount outlet.
netmouse
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! You looks so fabulously at home in your wonderfulness, my dear. I am quite jealous.
coffeeem
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Oh, gorgeous! And the velvet jacket's beautiful, too. Excellent shopping fu!
ckd
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Clearly that dress was Meant To Be Yours. Or you were Meant To Be Its. (Just make sure it's not an evil alien presence like Spider-Man's black costume, ok?)
debgeisler
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
What a spiffy dress! It looks like you accidentally put a decimal place in the $8.99 price. :-)
mjlayman
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Excellent buys, Geri! And they both look great on you!
vgqn
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
A great dress and a great story!
kaffyr
Jan. 9th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
That's lovely, (black and embroidery? Massively good partners, and make you look sort of royalish) and a smart buy. Well, yee-esss, it's a lucky buy, too, but tell everybody you *planned* to buy it at that price, and simply Gestured Hypnotically at the cash register.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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gerisullivan
Jan. 12th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
Many thanks. I'll immodestly mention that I had a similar reaction. The picture is okay, but I've been more than a tad croggled by how many people are complementing my appearance based only on what they've seen here as opposed to seeing me in the dress in person.

Croggled in a nice way, but still croggled.
voidampersand
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
I'd be careful with that dress. At the rate it is racking up credits and bargains, if it kept on, it could bankrupt western civilization. Then again, you would feed everyone in the fan lounge, so it would be okay.
maruad
Jan. 9th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Very spiffy dress and a price that would put Sobey's Dollar Days to shame. Well done.
madtruk
Jan. 9th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Geri-you're looking great!
parsleigh
Jan. 9th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
What a lovely dress and jacket...looks great on you, too!
catelynn
Jan. 10th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
Great Dress. I have become a big Coldwater Creek fan.
hunnythistle
Jan. 11th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Excellent! The dress looks fabulous, and so do you.
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