While on my vacation, I had an interesting experience with purchasing 3 colonges that ive wanting to add to my collection for a while now. I purchased Versace Dreamer($25), Givenchy Pi($25), and Clinique Happy($47) for Men. I paid roughly $100 dollars for all 3 fragrances and all are the big bottles. I just knew I had a deal and amazingly I saw others walk up to this guys table, take a peak at what he had and walk away, both male and female. Half of these folks didnt even know what they were buying. They just thought it was a "knock off" and kept moving. I smelled all 3 before purchasing, smelled like the real thing, even had serial #'s on the bottom of the boxes. None were crossed out surprisingly. This reminds me of an article I read on here that got into how fragrances magically "fall off the back of trucks" or arrive in large shippments to hustlers, flea markets, and other black retailers around the world at prices lower than cost. At that moment, in the back of my head I referenced that article and said "Ahhh, this is what theyre talking about, interesting". Either way, i'd like to say that it is indeed true and know to keep your cool with these guys because if they see you getting all excited like youre about to score a steal on the price, they'll play the high price game with you all day long. Lace up your haggling shoes and put the gloves on because if you want that cheap price, you damn near have to kick and fight for it like I did. In the end so may ask if its worth it and ill say "You bet your ass it was! Worth every second when it comes to not paying retail". Pardon the french but thats how I feel. Sorry for the lengthly post. Be easy!
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4/20/08 at 10:23am