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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Yes, bien sûr!
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.
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.
It's cheaper to buy retail here than most online sellers. And more fun.
Yes, especially if I want it bad enough and it's very hard to find.
Yes, if it is hard to find. Meaning that it never shows up here at the Marketplace or ebay.
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.