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#1 1elephant

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    Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:54 PM

    so i found THE DRESS. went to a bunch of places, tried on styles, colors, etc. found THE DRESS - am in LOVE with it!

    it's $130 cheaper online. incl. having it custom made for me b/c i'm short.

    how can i ask the ppl at the store? i'd rather buy it from ppl than online....

    anyone been thru this?

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    #2 CourtneyV

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      Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:57 PM

      I NEVER know when to do this. But hey, it's worth a try. Worst case scenario, you get the one online for $130 cheaper!!
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      #3 Jackie

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        Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:59 PM

        It cant hurt to ask right? I say ask and if not than order up! Online shopping is much safer and more reliable than it was years ago.
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        #4 gkashmira

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          Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:23 PM

          Ask them if they'll match the price (bring a print-out) - it's very possible that they will! If not just order it online instead.
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          #5 LadyP

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            Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:09 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by gkashmira
            Ask them if they'll match the price (bring a print-out) - it's very possible that they will! If not just order it online instead.

            Its your wedding and they need you. I agree. Tell them you found it cheaper online and if they want your business they will have to match that price.

            #6 ajncooter

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              Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:12 PM

              yea i would try and see if they will match the price... good luck!

              #7 LadyP

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                Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:22 PM

                i forgot good luck

                #8 LCBride2007

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                  Posted 13 July 2007 - 11:35 AM

                  YES! I found my dress at a swanky bridal salon, and at Macy's - it was like $400 (or more?) cheaper at Macys, but I really liked that the salon knew what they were doing, etc. Anyway, the salon matched the Macy's price - so I was able to purchase it from there! I would bet they meet the lower price.

                  #9 RaydensMama

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                    Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:29 PM

                    Its always better to ask! Hopefully they will match it. I agree that you should bring a printout and ask if they can match it. Good luck!!!

                    #10 1elephant

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                      Posted 14 July 2007 - 10:38 PM

                      I BOUGHT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      well, i brought my nj attitude and wound up buying it, lol....

                      the lady was all "it's not the same dress" and i was all "um, yeah, it is!" and the lady was all "i won't make money" and i was all "well, i buy from a local store, or i buy from the internet and have someone else do my measurements and fittings...but that's up to you" and she was all "well, let me check my books" and she showed me that she'd be making $100 profit + alterations on the dress, instead of $200+, and said she didn't want to lose my business....then she went on for 10 minutes about how she doesn't buy new dresses b/c she has to buy them in groups of 16, and no one will buy the new dressed b/c they can find them on the internet, yadda, yadda, yadda.....

                      dress: originally $510, now $407
                      hollow to hem alterations: originally $125, now $100
                      alterations afterward (bust and whatnot): who knows...
                      saving 20%: priceless.... *evil laugh* :)




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