Our friend Leigh was shopping at an upscale bedding boutique that recently opened in her neighborhood — full of thread counts higher than she ever knew existed! After some browsing for duvet covers, she was about to throw in the towel because one was more outrageously expensive than the next. But, on her way out, she spotted a $100 price tag on a beautiful duvet! After eying prices upwards of $300, it seemed like a bargain compared to the rest…
Leigh was already dreaming of snuggling up in her 1000 thread count comforter. But when she took the cover up to pay for it, the salesperson apologized profusely and explained to Leigh that it had been mismarked – it was the pillowcases that cost $100 each, the duvet cover was actually $400!
Leigh flew off the handle and started accusing the boutique manager of false advertising and threatening to tell everyone in the neighborhood not to shop there unless they honored the price on the tag. The boutique owner – not wanting any bad press for her new store – finally settled with Leigh by giving her the cover for $200 – still a 50% discount to the real price.
Many of us were horrified by Leigh’s outburst, though a few of our friends thought it was the store owner’s obligation to honor the price on the tag — what do you think?| Print