Friday, June 12, 2009

Bad economy = Good Deals



Maybe this is an old trick that everybody already knows, but just in case you don't I thought I would share with you my good fortune tip-of-the-week! 3 days ago I ordered some lovely pottery barn bedding. I was bored at work and wanted to remind myself how cute it was so I looked it up online just so that i could stare at it and daydream that I was actually at home decorating and not stuck at my desk with piles of boring stuff to do. Anyways when I pulled it up - all of the bedding was massively reduced! I figured I would put my most polite voice on and call customer service to see if anything could be done - Afterall I had only purchased mine the day before. I waited on hold for 10 minutes (a small price to pay) and when I explained my plight, the customer service rep credited my credit card for the difference immediately. It was awesome! Then I started looking back at all of the other web sites that i had purchased from - and wouldn't you know it - all of that stuff was on sale too! As of right now I have re-couped $690 that otherwise would have been out of my little pockets. I am so thrilled with myself. 3 phone calls and almost $700 dollars to show for it!

You totally have to try the same thing.....the pottery barn lady even told me that it was likely that my bedding was going to go on clearance later this month so I should just keep looking and calling and I may get even more of my money back!

This is by far the best thing that has come out of this craptastic economy. The sales are crazy....and they keep getting crazier so go try to get some of your money back on any of your recent purchases!

4 comments:

Domestic Goddess said...

That is fan-flippin-tastic! ...But do you know the proper way to fold a fitted sheet so that it doesn't look like crap in your newly organized linen closet? I do.
xoxo,
Domestic Goddess

Katie OB said...

No I DONT! and that is why you need to start a blog!!!....and fold the fitted sheets in my linen closet when you come visit :) haha

Katie OB said...

No I DONT! and that is why you need to start a blog!!!....and fold the fitted sheets in my linen closet when you come visit :) haha

Erin and James said...

it's that amazing! Most places do that kind of thing, but they never advertise it! I always my reciepts in later to get money back!