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to not understand why anyone would pay full price RRPs for clothes these days

(57 Posts)
Ninetydegreeseastoflondon Tue 27-Aug-13 17:03:02

I can't remember the last time I paid full price for an item of clothing.

I have some good stuff from brands like Whistles, Reiss, Musto, French Connection, Hobbs, LK Bennett and loads more, all of it from Ebay, TKMaxx or picked up in the sales at a fraction of the normal RRP selling price.

Does anyone actually buy full priced clothes from high street shops these days?

gordyslovesheep Germany Tue 27-Aug-13 17:06:19

yes - I like to brows shops and buy things I like

DidoTheDodo Tue 27-Aug-13 17:09:41

I like the sales and TK Maxx but not ebay. There's a kind of jumble saleyness to it that puts me off.
But I can't remember when I last paid full price for something either.

cantspel Tue 27-Aug-13 17:10:59

I try to never pay full price for anything whether it is food, a new cooker or carpet.

KellyHopter Tue 27-Aug-13 17:11:35

It's rarely the good stuff that's discounted.

ageofgrandillusion Tue 27-Aug-13 17:11:50

Maax is full of things they couldnt sell in proper shops. Often you are paying quite significant prices for quite hideous 'designer' clothes that should never have seen light of day.

FloraFoxley Tue 27-Aug-13 17:12:00

For 'sales' all I usually see is the stuff that they couldn't shift at full price due to nobody actually liking it. I prefer not to buy second hand and I don't like eBay

But if it works for you then great

meganorks Tue 27-Aug-13 17:17:55

Um, because they like something and need it right then not if/when it goes on sale. Because they want something when it is actually in season. Because some things rarely are on sale. Because they shop in the likes of primark and new look so things ccheap anyway.

In fairness i haven't really got any new clothes in ages. And there do seem to be sales on all the time these days. But I quite often find myself wishing I could just pay full bloody price and not have to deal with the crowds and inevitable routing about only to discover none of the things I like are in my size!

So YABU

LIZS Tue 27-Aug-13 17:18:23

RRP and MRP are subjective figures anyway though . An item doesn't ever have to have been sold at that price unlike advertised price reductions.

Laquila Tue 27-Aug-13 17:18:54

A) because some people can afford to pay full-price, b) because some people like browsing in shops, trying things on and "making a day of it", c) because some people like to be able to easily return things if they don't fit or aren't suitable, d) because some people want the quick fix of being able to go straight to a shop and come home with a new garment, e) because some people will only buy things if they've tried them on beforehand, f) because some people find it frustrating or less enjoyable than "shop shopping" to trawl through eBay looking for the right size at the right price, and don't have time to keep checking eBay to see what's come up or g) some or all of the above.

itsnothingoriginal Tue 27-Aug-13 17:22:09

YANBU I never pay full price but I am really bored of having to shop around for deals and discounts because everything is clearly so overpriced when at RRP.

It just takes up too much time when I'd prefer to go out and buy what I need. Retailers need to stop being greedy and initially fixing their prices so they can look like they are offering deals angry

what Laquila said - exactly that!

Amrapaali Tue 27-Aug-13 17:27:15

YANBU. 90 percent f the time, I get my stuff in sales. The way I see it, the sale price is the actual, fair price for an item of clothing. THe full price just reflects a retailer's greed.

I buy full priced stuff. I never like the stuff that makes it into the sales, it's usually the shit no one wants. I don't like shops that are laid out like jumble sales, too stressful for me.

Crowler Tue 27-Aug-13 17:35:53

I buy full-priced stuff for myself because I don't buy that much & I don't have a huge amount of time to shop.

I buy nearly 100% of my kids' stuff on Ebay second hand because their sizes are perfectly predictable and the price is literally a third.

Capitola Tue 27-Aug-13 17:41:18

I buy full price clothes. I have looked on eBay a few times but have never seen anything I like/from current season.

Maybe I am not doing it right!

Want2bSupermum Tue 27-Aug-13 17:41:36

I buy a mix. Sometimes the full price is a better deal than buying discounted. Things are discounted because they have not sold. There is often a reason for this.

Notmadeofrib Tue 27-Aug-13 17:47:40

Some shops price to discount, others do not - whistles for example do not discount, except no sellers. So I suppose it depends on your taste, where you shop and the money you're willing to spend.

Notmadeofrib Tue 27-Aug-13 17:48:08

non-sellers

lljkk Netherlands Tue 27-Aug-13 17:48:20

<<Shrug>> Or you can buy in charity shops like I do (a TKMaxx purchase would seem very expensive to me).

Nepotism Tue 27-Aug-13 17:49:06

I think the most frustrating thing is the constant voucher codes type deals. Even if I could afford full price, I would never do it because there may be a deal on the next day!

ViviPru Tue 27-Aug-13 18:07:38

itsnothingoriginal Makes a good point. Not just clothes, it's EVERYTHING. I'm frikkin SICK of it.

I also hate jumble sale style shopping - TK MAxx/regular ebay and Fashion Gallery ebay etc and sales in general. Gives me a migraine just thinking about all that ratching through urgh.... elastic bands round shoes in the Next sale <twitches>

Grumpywino Tue 27-Aug-13 18:11:21

eBay/tk maxx all take time, it's often quicker to dash into specific favourite shops. I find shopping boring, so a quick lap of shops I like whether full price or sales is about all I have the time and enthusiasm for. I hate online shopping, all that waiting for a delivery then the aggro of returning....if I had more time I would rummage around charity shops etc more often.

DeathByTray Tue 27-Aug-13 18:16:15

I hate clothes shopping and rarely see something that I both like and would have the opportunity to wear.

I don't have the patience to rummage through racks and usually find my size isn't there anyway.

For that reason, when I do see something, I'll just snap it up.

If it's on sale, that's a bonus.

beepoff Tue 27-Aug-13 18:17:19

I've found the things I wear the most are often the ones I bought at full price - and not from cheap shops. So I guess YABU.

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