Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Discount shopping...eh!


Who doesn't love a bargain! I'm sure every city has a Harbour Town, the concept being to collocate factory outlets all in the one centre, that means for Perthites and visitors two floors and 120 possibilities of a bargain :) Perth's Harbour Town in West Perth opened in 2003, and has since been a major draw card for overseas visitors.. myself not so much! If retailers can offer you as much as 50 - 80% off in the sales (these were taken last weekend) what sort of markup must they be using on an every day basis, the mind boggles! Shopping is more like a military manoeuvre for me, I zoom in on my target, do the deal and get out as quickly as possible. How about you..do you spend hours cruising the shops, or are you an in and out like moi? Hope your week has started well, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.....

39 comments:

  1. Oh definitely an in and out! I love what I hope are bargains but I dislike crowds and sales are usually crowded. By the time I go, nothing is left in my size! :-)

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  2. I don't enjoy it very much any more - the crowds and the whole atmosphere puts me off!

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  3. The only shops I love are bookshops, where I can spend hours (and too much money..). Otherwise, no thanks! I'm like you, I like this military way you use to describe it! :o)

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  5. In and Out!
    Happy shopping, Grace.

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  6. Oh let's DO!


    Aloha, G Mon cher

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  7. We've got them all over!!! Years back, it used to be that the outlet stores were few and far between, and were real outlets...selling over runs of products that didn't sell or slightly damaged...you could get great designer stuff for dirt cheap...then the idea caught on and manufacturers started manufacturing items specifically for the outlet stores...perhaps a cheaper fabric...a different style than you would see in the regular stores...and the prices? Less, but not as dramatically less as they were originally!!!

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  8. Depends on the type of shop. I might be in and out from some... but get me into a music store, for instance, and I'm in there for awhile!

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  9. In and out, that's my style. I've narrowed down clothing shopping to one or two stores and I only go there when I really need something. Now, camera equipment and accessories is another story altogether. I'm constantly looking for something new and exciting in that area.

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  10. We have similar and guess what it is called? Harbour Town.

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  11. In and out for me too. Unless its John Lewis (a UK department store chain) in which case I might take a few hours.

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  12. We have outlets like this all over the place. In many instances the prices aren't that good of a deal. My wife likes them though....

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  13. I actually dont like those places. I find better discount just watching the proper stores and they have better variety. Hope you're having a great week. Fiona

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  14. I to am what I call a speed shopper. I know what I am looking for, find it, try it on, pay for it and leave.

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  15. These are pretty common over here, but not as enclosed multi-level shopping centers. Usually they are single level outdoor centers.

    And, Grace, you are describing the way men shop. We have an item to buy, walk in a straight line to it, pick it up and walk to the cashier. Done. Next?

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  16. I am that in and out type of shopper. :)
    I hope you got what you need and great bargain.

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  17. It seems that most of your blogger friends think the same as you, Grace. I've never been there & never want to go! The weather is perfect today - enjoy!

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  18. Great looking place I love all of the color.

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  19. Yes we've got a Harbour-Town here in Adelaide Grace where I've spent many dollars on bags and shoes .... just can't go past a bargain!

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  20. We had a lovely book fair last month and I managed to buy a lot of very good and cheap books!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  21. Wauw, this made my dream of going to a Harbour Town, even bigger :) Love shopping!!! So bad I don't have such a place in the city I'm living...

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  22. Oh, I like to look around for some bargains and can spend some time there.

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  23. I wish someone would gather all the outlet stores here in just one place like this.

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  24. I don't like crowded places but I like to take my time, mainly when I'm shopping shoes! :D
    Léia

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  25. I share with you dear Grace. Kisses from Italy

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  26. Dear Gracie , me again!
    To answer to your question, yes, it's a statue; Click on label "Antibes" below today's pics and then go down to 12 fevrier 2012, there you'll find every explanation needed.

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  27. Apart from book-shops I hate shopping, at least clothes-shopping is a pain. They put in labels with the size. But you never know, the same size is different in Italy, France... and they mix up whole Europe. They could just throw all clothes without those labels in one place and say: just try it on! Would be the same result!
    Well, I gotta go through your whole blog now, Grace, to not miss any cool places for our Perth-trip in November :-)
    If you have any tips not mentioned here, please let me know!

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  28. I love going to American factory outlets when we visit the States. Love the photos you chose...I am in and out most of the time. Royal Dalton HQ is about an hour from my house :). The real thing! Made me laugh seeing that they have an outlet in Perth. Fabulous!

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  29. I'm one of those few women who does not like shopping, I'm afraid.

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  30. I"m the QUEEN Of bargain shopping. Love it!
    V

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  31. Grace, my sweet, do you think that a guy with just a first name and half of a head is going to admit where he lives?

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  32. I'm definitely an in and out shopper!

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  33. Shops are desperately trying to survive here, so you'll find sales year round, or at least it seems.

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  34. Gosh we've got nothing like that here - wish we did!
    Well, mostly I'm in and out, but when I cruise, its a seriously long event!

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  35. I'm sure we have a place like this, but as I hate shopping I have never visited one.

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  37. Great discount of shopping. This is very important when going to shop.

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  38. In our city we've got a new Outlet centure. Before its opening all of the citizens expected stuffs there to be cheaper than in their stores while discount period. But we were disappointed, prices were the same as while discount in their stores in the malls. Yeah, it's convinient that you get all stores with their maximum discount in one place, but I think they should do 5% additional discount on the goods.

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