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    Default Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    I was just thinking about this based on recent trips to Barneys in NY and Chicago, where I ended up getting four bottles (2 for me, 2 for the wife).

    Personally, when I go to a store to sniff some scents and try out a bunch of things, I have no problem buying from them, because I feel like they are providing a service, and there is a value in that.

    Conversely, when I already know I love something, I'll buy it online if the discount is worth it.

    Do you tend to try in a store and then walk out and buy online to save some bucks, or do you buy in the store (at least the first bottle)?

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Quote Originally Posted by baudilus View Post
    Do you tend to try in a store and then walk out and buy online to save some bucks, or do you buy in the store (at least the first bottle)?
    Yes.
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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Yes, bien sr!

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Yes.
    Ditto, especially at the prices so many of the scents sell for here in Australia.

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Theres no online market here and buying internationally is a hassle customs-wise so i have to buy brick and mortar but even if there was a convenient ane cheaper online source I'd still buy B&R as I like to develop a rapport with the S&A as I do with motly everything else i buy unless the difference is greater than 15-20%. I want to support the locl economy but said local economy has a tedency to inflate prices recently.

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    I tend to buy in store, especially during trips to NYC or Paris. But then, I also buy books and CDs in physical stores now; I used to buy books and CDs online as a student, but now I'm getting older.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    , I also buy books and CDs in physical stores now; I used to buy books and CDs online as a student, but now I'm getting older.

    cacio
    I can relate to that.

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    It's cheaper to buy retail here than most online sellers. And more fun.

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Yes, especially if I want it bad enough and it's very hard to find.

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Yes, if it is hard to find. Meaning that it never shows up here at the Marketplace or ebay.

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    Default Re: Do you buy retail when trying something new?

    Yes, I always feel bad trying on scents and not buying from them. If I get any samples with my purchase and I like them, then, I might buy it online.

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