Moving here has been one of the best things I have ever done. I love it. I especially love shopping small Mom & Pop stores and getting all that personal attention. That’s not to say that there aren’t big stores around. There are plenty. And recently my husband took me into one of them to buy me a birthday present of Sorel Boots. We tried on several pair and found the Tivoli in buff color that I loved. They were so warm and comfortable…a perfect fit, so we headed to the counter to check out. The woman in front of us had a coupon that had been mailed to her because she had signed up, as had we … back in Florida.
So I explained to the cashier that we didn’t get our coupons because we’d just moved, but they could look us up in the computer to see that we were on their list. To make a long story short, that wasn’t going to happen. We’re talking a $10 discount on $130. “OK,” I said. “Thank you,” and I walked. But my husband was not behind me. He thought I should buy them. After all, what’s $10. “It’s the principal of it,” I said quietly, but within earshot of the manager. We are members; we didn’t get the coupons; and it just seemed like good business to give us the discount if for no other reason than to welcome us to town.
So I came home and took my boot hunt to the Internet and found the identical boots on a site called DenimExpress.com. They were $74.99, no tax, free shipping, and they arrived today; perfect in every way. I am thrilled.
And I have Dick’s Sporting Goods to thank for saving me $55. That’s a wonderful holiday gift I will think of every time I put these on. Thanks guys!