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"Flash Sales: Deals or No Deal?"

You may or may not be familiar with the relatively new flash sales that are taking place on everything from designer clothing to posh design items.

Flash Sales has different variations but are generally defined by the following:
  • Invite-only – requires membership to shop
  • Name brand merchandise -quality merchandise not just cheap or out of date items
  • Discounts – compellingly priced to drive impulse purchases and loyalty
  • Selling Event – timed event at which the merchandise is offered until it sells out or a time limit is reached
I subscribe to a few and two of my favorites for home decor are Joss and Main and One Kings Lane.  Both of these sites feature curator sales showcasing items selected by popular designers and design bloggers.  I imagine myself being one of those some day. 

Each day the flash sales ads appear in my inbox and some days the deals are better than others; though never dirt cheap.  This morning's ad particularly caught my attention. 

Preppy & Colorful Pillows

Needless to say, they had me a preppy.  However, the pillow in the ad looked strangely familiar.  In fact, after linking to the website, several of the pillows looked extremely familiar.  For example, they were featuring this Canaan Company Poppy Pillow in two colors...

via Joss and Main

via Joss and Main

The retail price listed was $80 and the flash sale price was $39.95.  Seeing as how I have a photographic memory when it comes to colors and prints, I immediately recognized it as this one....

Yes, that's the same pillow (different color).  Available for the low, low price of $9.99 at my go to Garden Ridge.  And this one .....

via Joss and Main

... I really knew it well since I purchased it recently for my sister also at Garden Ridge also for $9.99.  The site listed a retail price of $90.00 and had it also for sale for $39.95

Amazing isn't it?  First off, I'm not sure who buys a throw pillow for $80-$90 and secondly I'm certainly not sure who does so when you can get the same ones for $9.99.  You may recall me blogging about how much I love to shop for pillows at Garden Ridge.  Well, after today, I love them all the more. 

Flash Sales:  Deals or No Deal?  You decide.....

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Kacy said... Reply To This Comment

Great article! You are too funny, Cheryl!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Kacy! : )

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