Saturday, May 05, 2007

No bargain

It's bad enough that, when I made the effort to go all the way out to DressMart* to look for cheap-but-fasionable clothing, I couldn't find a single thing to buy. Either I didn't like it, or it wasn't discounted much, or it was available in ridiculously small sizes only.

What made it so much worse, was receiving a $170 speeding ticket a month later, because driving home on the 100km/hr motorway I was a bit late slowing down for that 80km/hr stretch of road in the middle of it.

Bah.


* If you don't know, it's a mall where every shop (except the cafe, which is hideously over-priced) sells for up to 70% discount. It's mostly factory seconds and left-overs from previous seasons.

9 comments:

onscreen said...

DressMart is a bot like the Warehouse - it got a name for it's self for being cheap, but has gotten so popular that now it's just a location that people flock to believing that they are getting a bargain.

And ouch, an 80km strip in the middle of a 100km motorway, and I though auckland was bad...

Violet said...

The boy always manages to get himself some nice stuff from the men's designer shop, but I almost never do.

Admittedly, I've just got my own absentmindedness to blame because it's been there for a heckuva long time!

Span said...

I have the same problems at Dressmart and my partner has the same success as your boy. In fact he just went today and got lots of cool stuff for not much, but whenever I go even the things with holes in seem to be pricey!

Humph.

onscreen said...

Hhhhmmmm, well the Auckland DressMart never has anything for me, but luckily there is a comic shop across the road...

Violet said...

span: well at least you didn't get a speeding ticket too ;-)

onscreen: perhaps there ought to be a really good magazine shop opposite our DressMart then.

Kazzer said...

It's a bit like shopping in Britain. Everything is designed for size zero. Anyone with a real figure is always going to have trouble.
$170 - that's criminal. You should sue them for overcharging.

Violet said...

You may not realise this, but it'd be a difficult thing to sue the police...

no milk said...

sometimes, you try to save on one thing and end up spending more on another. sigh.

however, for clothes, i always try to buy only clothes that are not so trendy. or if i do, i buy accessories that are trendy. i stick to the same colors that flatter me: black, brown, blue. guys have it easier of course, we have old navy and american eagle and target :)

Violet said...

no milk: "sometimes, you try to save on one thing and end up spending more on another"tell me about it! I think it's easier for guys because there's less variation in body shape and in clothes designs. And because most guys aren't that fussy!