Thursday, June 7, 2012

A squanderer's lesson in entrapment

Its called the "designer warehouse Sale" or specifically the Trelise Cooper Warehouse Sale. This is where we go to feast on 'designer' treasures heavily discounted and labeled in such enticing tempting ways that you simply can't not buy it, it would be such a missed opportunity......

Helped by the fact that I have absolutely no money having paid off a big wintery power bill, and Brett the hairdresser to hide my grays and make me blond again, I won't be going to this sale this time. The clothes are lovelier than you'd expect, and there is great care in how they've been made and the unique fabrics chosen.....blah blah blah.....but read between the lines people - if they're bundled into this sale reduced from $400 to $100 then it's because no one wanted them in the first place!

Oh fine, there are bargains to be had if you're happy with queues, elbowing your way alongside fellow 'tense' shoppers, and have the time to rifle through racks upon racks of stuff. Yes it'll be restocked daily and it will run from today through until Sunday (9am starts) @ 8 Lion Plac (off Mountain Rd....plenty of parking they say....).

But it is not a safe place for a squanderer!

Thanks to Trademe I have just managed to sell off the last item of clothing I purchased at a Trelise Cooper Warehouse Sale. This skirt << sat in my wardrobe untouched for 2 years with tags still attached. I managed to sell it a month ago for $65 - a loss of $20 from the original purchase price.

So if you simply can't handle missing out on these designer "Bargains" then Squanderer No More says just sit back and wait for the Trademe listings to hit....there'll be hundreds and most of them will be labelled "BNWT" (brand new with tags). A much more enjoyable way to bargain shop in the comfort and privacy of your own home.


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