Blogs – I <3 thee
I love reading blogs. It’s so much fun to read, and I learn so much.
Before reading fashion blogs, I was never really interested in online shopping. I am the type of girl who likes to try things on before I make the commitment, and unfortunately, online shopping doesn’t let me do that. Until…
I realized that many bloggers buy things online – from sales, stacking coupon codes, etc, and then they try on the items in the comfort of their own home, and they can return the items if they don’t fit/like it.
Can I get a Hallelujah? :)
I felt like I got a free pass with shopping online, whenever I had the option of getting a full refund for whatever it is I am buying. It took the guess work out of ordering something online, and truly made the shopping process more enjoyable for me.
See a good sale and hate to rummage through piles of discarded clothes, only to find the only shirt in your size is ripped? Why not shop online and have access to the store’s entire warehouse inventory?
In my small venture into the online shopping world, it is very important to understand the return policies of the stores you are shopping at. Some stores have final sales on clearance/sale items, or perhaps you can only return for a store credit, as opposed to a full refund.
Make sure you read carefully and understand the return policy before checking out!
My 10 Pairs of Shoes
A couple weeks ago when I saw Red Flag Deals tweet an awesome shoe sale at MySpringShoes.com, I couldn’t help but take a peak. They still had quite a selection left of shoes marked at 50 – 70% off regular price, with a coupon code for an additional 15% off. Some of the shoes I got came to under $10 after taxes!!
I quickly checked Spring’s return policy, and it was exactly what I hoped for. Full refund in the original form of payment for ALL items, including clearance items. A few clicks, and $225 later, 10 pairs of shoes were enroute to me.
Of course, I didn’t keep all 10 pairs (what? Did you think I was crazy?!). I ended up keeping 2 pairs which I really liked. These are the two I kept. Cute, eh? And the best part, they cost ~$65 total :)
Maybe buying 10 pairs of shoes was crazy of me. I know that when BF saw my backseat full of shoe boxes, he thought I might have gone insane but I reassured him that I had a plan!
My plan also included parking at the mall entrance closest to the Spring shoe store, and him helping me carry back the 8 boxes of shoes to be returned. ;)
Next time, I may be more selective in ordering, since it was a pain to carry all the shoes back to the store. But I did score a great deal on 2 pairs of shoes!
Readers, do you shop online? And have you bought a lot of things, only to try them on and return the ones you don’t want?