Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is Bluefly Ripping Us Off?

I have been a loyal customer of Bluefly since 2001, so in general I totally believe we get good deals from them. I mean you can't beat a pair of Joe's Jeans for $70 less than retail, however sometimes I have noticed that their "retail price" listed on an item seems incorrect.

Today, in my quest for a new jacket I was scrolling through and noticed they have some Via Spiga coats for around $150, with the retail price listed at $250, a full $100 more than Smart Bargains lists as retail price. Being the astute researcher that I am, I went looking for the real retail price.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the same jacket is $150 at Bluefly (above) and $148 at Nordstrom, FULL PRICE (below).

Bluefly has some 'splaining to do.


Anonymous said...

This is interesting. How do you know that Nordstrom's pricing is correct? I've often wondered about stuff like that - have you contacted Bluefly about it?

Elena said...

I'm on the case. I called customer service and ofc ourse they know nothing, and I tried calling the corporate office, but of course unless you know someone, you are SOL. But I remembered a connection on the inside, hopefully I will be in touch with him this weekend and we will get to the bottom of this!