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Friday, October 14, 2011

GAP totally thought they were going to win this battle over jeans but I won the war!

If you follow me on Twitter or are friends with me on Facebook you probably heard this complaint:

"GAP why must you toy with my emotions? Why do you offer me jeans I love in a price I can afford ONLINE when my size isn't available online and your store won't price match?! This is cruel and unusual, GAP. I am not happy."

A while ago I tried on the 1969 super lightweight pintucked trouser jeans  in-store and loved them. They were wide legged and dark and great to wear with platforms or any other high heel. But they were $80! I just couldn't! It was waaay out of my budget, especially for one pair of jeans. Even if hey did look like this:

So I waited. I stalked them online, looked for coupons, the whole nine-yards waiting for them to be at a price I liked. But what happened? They were the price I wanted online only! All of a sudden they were $39.97, but in an example of one of the world's great tragedies, they were out of my size. I searched and called around, found a pair to try on in-store and then found out the worst: in-store the jeans were still full price. I was so bitter. My bitterness was so bitter I can't even explain it to you.

Luckily the friend I was with at the time has a devious mind and told me I should just buy them online and exchange them in store. Which is exactly what I did! I bought the size 16 in long (which was amazonian in length in case anyone was interested) and exchanged them in store for the right ones :). They tried to give me a song and dance about how they were making an exception to the rule because the price difference was so much, but you know what? Totally don't care. I got exactly what I wanted for exactly what I was willing to pay.


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