So spring kinda already sprung last week in Dallas. We're talking 70 degrees and sunny. I am all for that, but sometimes I just want to be able to wear a jacket. Does that make any sense? I'm sure people who still have snow are wondering what my problem is. I just love coats and jackets and have quite a few, and I really want to get a chance to wear them. When you go from 40 degrees to 70, you skip light jacket weather and go straight to short sleeves (#texasgirlproblems). I don't know why I'm even complaining, because I'll wear my leather jacket regardless. At least after it gets dark and a little chilly out, it kinda makes sense...
Now I have to tell you the story of this top. I frequently set up sale alerts on Shopstyle so I get an email if item gets marked down. This top was originally $60. Thanks, but no thanks. When it was marked down to $39.99, I decided to go ahead and buy it since I had a 15% off code and $20 in rewards to spend. The next day, I get an email from Piperlime that they had 40% off their sale items. I hate when that happens.
As my mom says, I am a "wheeler dealer," and probably not even a good one. If I buy something and later see it on sale within the exchange period, I've been known to buy a second one and return the first. Apparently I hadn't ever heard of price adjustments before (turns out, a lot of stores do them). This time, I decided to just make the call to customer service and ask for the extra 40% off the item. Well, the girl I spoke with was super nice, but she couldn't get the price adjustment to work. She did give me a 15% off code that could be used in combination with any other promos they had going on, so that was nice.
But I didn't stop there. I realized that I could get the shirt for $19 with the new 40% off promo, so I bought a second one... one day after I bought the first one. And then I immediately thought, "I paid less out of pocket on the first one with my Gap rewards, why did I just buy another?" I'm crazy, that's why.
Both the shirts arrived on the same day, and I immediately re-packaged the second one for a return. And then I checked to see if the shirt was still in stock at the sale price (now, it was marked down to $23.99). I returned the first one too. As soon as the return was processed and my rewards were back in my account, I bought the shirt a third time. This time for only $5.92. Normally I would call that a success, but the whole deal was kind of a hassle. I do really like this top, though.
If you got through all of that, you now have a little insight into the mind of a frantic online shopper such as myself. A little scary huh?
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