Monday, March 8, 2010

Money comes and money goes, so you got to blow it like a runny noise

So I'm back from my mini vacation in Chicago and Atlanta, and boy do I have
to tell you: We are being robbed!

So here goes the story...

A friend and I decided to go shopping on Day 3 of our trip in Chicago, we
decided why not end off our trip with
a bang and go shopping! Being the
dedicated shopaholic that I am, I did not refuse this offer. So we
researched some
local malls and agreed that we would take a look
at Michigan Avenue, which is a long stretch of shopping
within the Downtown Core of Chicago.
Being that this location was fairly close to where we were staying
we decided to give it a go.After walking around a few stores and
a few accessory purchases later, we decided to walk into Macy's.
Upon walking in, we were offered free cosmetics in the makeup
department and then decided to make our way to the shoe department.
Now this is why were being robbed as Canadians!

So I walk up to the shoe rack confident that they most likely will not
have my size. I pick up a bunch of sample sizes and ask the associate
of they have any shoes in a 9 or 10. She comes back from the stock room
with a few pairs , so in my mind I'm like it doesn't hurt to try, I bet these
hoes are about $100 dollars a piece and Lord knows my sale shopping ways
will not budge for $100 pair of shoes. So I try them on and to my "surprise"
they fit perfectly!

So I figure why not give it a chance and ask how much these shoes cost since
I know I'm not gonna get them.

As I walk up to the register its like I have two spirits beside me one
being my inner "angel" and the other one my inner shopping "demon"
The good side was stating that I could most likely use the money for
something else while I'm here, and that the shoes would probably be
way out of my spending budget. While the other side kept cheering
me on! So the associate comes back to me and informs me that all
of the shoes I have are under $35, but I'm sure I heard something else
and has to ask her again! She explained that they were all on sale!

Now to you, you may not understand but to me that was the greatest
deal I had ever heard of especially, because all of the shoes I
tried on were designer heels from BCBG to Steve Madden.
You KNOW I had to take advantage!!!

It was this experience that I knew I was living in the wrong country.
In Canada, based on my shopping experiences, the majority of nice
designer shoes are bought in small shops in downtown Toronto for
about $50-$100 depending if your lucky. I in all of my years in
Canada have never found great deals as good as I did in Macy's
that day!

So it goes to show, never underestimate the power of trying
shoes never know what surprise is in store for you :)

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life,
unless I buy something!

- Jackie Mason

P.S. 4 days later I decided to check out the Macy's in Atlanta
and purchased 2 more pairs of Designer Shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Danielle said...

There is actually nothing better than purchasing an item for full price, only to find out it is on sale! Actually one of the best feelings in life. We totally ARE being robbed here!

International Students "I Love Canada" said...

I was wondering here: if the U.S.A have good prices at the moment because the economy there is not the way it used to be in the past...or if it has always been like that...Anyway, I went to the Seaway Mall the other day (no comparison with Chicago)...and found out two boots on sale for $60.00...I did not think that was a bad price...two boots?!