Sunday, October 27, 2019

Why we buy online

So annoying. I bought a new dressing gown in Autumn and it is too warm for our coming summer. Do you think one department store in Melbourne has a lightweight summer dressing gown at a reasonable price? No. I've looked several times. I'm sick of looking. $75 at Myer, absurd.

Retailers wonder why consumers go online and buy?

So I am going to buy one online, perhaps even from Harvey James in London.

I haven't decided  which one yet. I was looking at this one and asked R's opinion.

"Do you think I will look like this if I buy this dressing gown?"

"I hope so", he answered but with a rueful half smile on his face.


36 comments:

  1. I don't know whether I feel more sorry for R or for you.
    It really is unkind of manufacturers to show us their garment worn by the sort of body most of us can only dream of...

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    1. EC, just feel sorry for both of us. How and why did we get old? That was never in the planning. While I posted that with humour in mind, people, and yes me when I was younger, did think we would look better in some advertised clothing worn by a nice looking person.

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  2. Ooh that's nice!
    Looking forward to the show and tell complete with runway strut when it arrives :)

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    1. Cathy, ain't gonna happen. I've ordered a cotton one from New York. So so cheap.

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  3. Yes we want a photo of you modelling the gown.

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    1. Diane, see my reply to Cathy above.

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  4. I look forward to seeing a photo you wearing your new dressing gown, even a rear view would be very nice.

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  5. You were not looking at the dressing gown Andrew.. I don't believe you 😁😁😁

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    1. Well Grace, it took R to point out to me that it didn't have sleeves.

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  6. You and R have the best sense of humor ever!(lol) Of course, I sure wish I could find an outfit less than $75 that would change my body too!(lol) Hugs, RO

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  7. Do they have anything a little longer?

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    1. Travel, why? Shorter would be better.

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    2. Well it depends, am I going to wear it, it should be longer, if your houseboy is going to wear it, shorter.

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    3. Correct thinking, Travel.

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  8. I hope so too!!! I'll get John one in that case.

    Yes, you need several dressing gowns, ask John.

    Some on sale here at The Bay
    https://www.thebay.com/Men/Men-s-Clothing/Sleepwear-and-Lounge/Robes/shop/_/N-4ztgyf

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    1. Great range Jackie but already ordered one. I've always managed with one but now I am not working, I need more.

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  9. Oh my I wish if we bought clothes on line the models body came with it, transformed us magically. Oh boy.....Did you get it?

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    1. Not that one Strayer but I've bought a sensible one.

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  10. Armless? Seriously? And the hood makes me laugh out loud. What a stupid effin design. Unless you are performing in a strip club.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, not quite sure why a dressing gown needs a hood. You are right. Not sure who would ever buy one like that.

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  11. Being that short and without arms, it's bound to be a bit cooler but there again you could take the arms out of one of your shirts and achieve the same result - R laughing his head off!!

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    1. Marie, perhaps I should have just bought an oversized shirt and made do with that.

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  12. Andrew for me it looks great

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    1. Gosia, looks good on him but anything would look good on him.

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  13. Too bad you can't buy the model.

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    1. Kirk, you probably could at a decent price.

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  14. Other than my grocery/supermarket/newsagency shopping, everything else...what I can't get here on the hill...I buy online. Shoes and all clothes...and have done for ages now. I have no problems or guilt buying online. It sure beats going down to the Gold Coast...and is cheaper. Delivered to my door! Love it!

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    1. Lee, that is pretty cool. I do normally like to feel the quality of the width, but this time, no.

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  15. No. Keep looking Andrew; even the colour is ghastly. I should add that my very chic paisley dressing gown was purchased in about 1970, and is still going strong.

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    1. Cro, I bet your dressing gown cost a bomb at the time, but money well spent if you are wearing it 50 years later.

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  16. I've given up on my dressing gown altogether. It's fleecy and super warm, but it takes me three hours to get the cat hair off every time I want to wash it, so I packed it away after the last washing and there it will stay until I no longer have a cat. In the summer I don't bother at all with dressing gowns, my nighties look like long t shirts so there's no need.

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    1. River, I don't have a nightie, so I must cover up. especially when I am out on the balcony. You can't put your warm dressing gown into a clothes dryer and get rid of the cat fur?

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  17. My husband no longer even asks. I suppose no one wants to see a dumpy old woman in her dressing gown! LOL

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    1. Maribeth, I am sure no one thinks of you like that.

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