K called me this morning with a doozy from the retail trenches and I just had to share in case anyone out there is in the market for some high end beach-goers accessories.
She was in Century 21 at the mall and happened upon a cute beach towel in a bright lime green. She said it was by far the softest, most luxurious beach towel she'd ever come across and decided it would make a nice gift for her son's girlfriend, so she picked it up.
She hadn't made it all the way to the register before she noticed the price tag said $247.00.
Figuring it had to be a misprint, she went up to ask the cashier, who said, no - that was the correct price. This was a Chanel beach towel - and it was on SALE.
No kidding - the ORIGINAL price? $700.00. That's right. Seven-HUNDRED dollars for a beach towel. Something you're going to use to rub the sand out from between your toes.
Can you imagine? Please.
I went on line to check this out and I couldn't fine a $700 lime-green Chanel beach towel, but this one seems to be a steal at $500.
Now I know what I want for Christmas. No, not a $700 beach towel. I want a friend who thinks $700 is a good price for a beach towel. Then when I hint that I'd like a Sony eReader for $300, it will seem like a bargain.