A little shocked...

guccidiva

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I was browsing through stuff during the last Gap sale and was unpleasantly surprised that jeans that I used to buy for $5 are now almost $50 on sale?? I mean, how much better is the material/stitching these days? I looked carefully and noticed absolutely no difference. Needless to say, I bought nothing. Anyone else noticed the price gouging? No way I am paying $50 for Gap jeans when I just got super-duper SFAM jeans with all the bells and whistles for $50.
 

Plain&Simple

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Nov 15, 2007
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Gap was all Id wear when I was like....8-12 but its price has really shot up...quality...not so much
 

lolitakali

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Feb 6, 2007
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I was browsing through stuff during the last Gap sale and was unpleasantly surprised that jeans that I used to buy for $5 are now almost $50 on sale?? I mean, how much better is the material/stitching these days? I looked carefully and noticed absolutely no difference. Needless to say, I bought nothing. Anyone else noticed the price gouging? No way I am paying $50 for Gap jeans when I just got super-duper SFAM jeans with all the bells and whistles for $50.
I feel ya! From clothes to shoes & purses...

WHY in hell would I pay 50% off sales on e-bay chancing a fake when I can get 60% OFF plus a 25% coupon for a real purse at a big name department sale? Especially the internet sales that people think is "woohoo"... I usually do at least 20% plus better in savings plus I don't have to pay shipping when I shop "physically" for what I really want & for the "fit" without any heartaches of returns or exchanges.

My SFAM end up like $25, Ernest Sewn Vest (that fergie had on) $16 plus 25% off, a Malo coin purse for $19, 2 COACH rabbit fur coin purse at $20 each (where they are still $49 - $79 on-line "shipping not included").

Is why I don't shop for clothes/shoes/bags at any other stores (Target/Gap/OldNavy/Mall stores) than my own place that I "know"... getting some real deals that no-one can beat.
 

nana00

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Jul 7, 2007
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I agree but I've seen good deals in the outlet stores, like jeans for $8 so it's best to go to the outlets if you have one around or just stick to Old Navy
 

galligator

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Nov 19, 2007
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I asked my husband the other day if prices had really increased a lot, or was I just too old 'cause I can remember when 'cheap jeans' were under $20, not under $100. Of course, he said 'Baby, We're old' with a wink & a smile.

So, I can remember those super cheap prices when I really did have to pinch my budget. Now, the price of gas has more than tripled in 5 years - minimum wage & business expenses always keep moving higher - how long did we really think it was going to take until it was reflected in a higher cost of goods sold? I'm not even talking about designer labels where you pay premiums for a name. I don't like it, but it's not really that new - I just have more perspective than when I was 18. I try to only buy quality or items I truly 'love' or need. That's probably why my biggest splurges are actually on shoes - I can sew a dress or blouse myself that fit's better than most of the things I'm seeing off the rack.
 

Plain&Simple

JR Dressage Queen
Nov 15, 2007
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^^ def. my mom and i were jewelry shopping today. rising gas $$ have altered everything!!
 
Jan 28, 2007
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I noticed that, too- all of a sudden the Gap has become high-end in its pricing and attitude, but the quality has remained the same.
 

Charlie

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Apr 28, 2007
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Mmm, I have never found such deals like you guys :sad: my cheapest SFAMK where 90 dlls on sale at saks off fifth. I did get one pair once for 50 bucks but it wasnt even my size. I sold them on ebay for double hehe.
 
Jun 28, 2007
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sure their prices are hiked..but isn't it everywhere else? with where the economy is going.. i think we need to accept the fact that not everything is going to be cheap like it used to be
p.s.
gap is actually having a decent sale in their stores right now..i got really cute blazers for twenty bucks, a cute summer dress for 16 dollars, and some really nice dress shirts for only 10 dollars!
 

mooks

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May 4, 2007
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Maybe it's because Gap and the like can't get away with using super-cheap labour anymore.....
 

aliwishesbear

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Feb 24, 2008
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I feel ya! From clothes to shoes & purses...

WHY in hell would I pay 50% off sales on e-bay chancing a fake when I can get 60% OFF plus a 25% coupon for a real purse at a big name department sale? Especially the internet sales that people think is "woohoo"... I usually do at least 20% plus better in savings plus I don't have to pay shipping when I shop "physically" for what I really want & for the "fit" without any heartaches of returns or exchanges.

My SFAM end up like $25, Ernest Sewn Vest (that fergie had on) $16 plus 25% off, a Malo coin purse for $19, 2 COACH rabbit fur coin purse at $20 each (where they are still $49 - $79 on-line "shipping not included").

Is why I don't shop for clothes/shoes/bags at any other stores (Target/Gap/OldNavy/Mall stores) than my own place that I "know"... getting some real deals that no-one can beat.
OMG where do you get jeans so cheap??? I've never seen a wash or cut that I wanted in my size discounted to that price level! Even w/ a coupon.
 

SunnyT

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Apr 21, 2008
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WHY in hell would I pay 50% off sales on e-bay chancing a fake when I can get 60% OFF plus a 25% coupon for a real purse at a big name department sale? Especially the internet sales that people think is "woohoo"... I usually do at least 20% plus better in savings plus I don't have to pay shipping when I shop "physically" for what I really want & for the "fit" without any heartaches of returns or exchanges.
Just speaking for myself, but any good department store is at least an hour's drive from here. ITA that fit is a PITA online, but the idea of commuting on the turnpike just to shop doesn't appeal to me either. I so envy you girls with great stores nearby! :crybaby: