Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Purse That Might Get Away

Hello Target fans, here's my dilemma. There's this purse that I think is really cute. The problem? It's not particularly practical. It's covered in ruffles, has no way to sling it over my shoulder and have both hands free to wrestle a toddler, only a little ribbon to tie it closed, and it's not even red, which is my color of preference if I'm going to get something with low functional value.

Admired Purse was $16.99 for months, before it was marked down to $11.88 last week. I checked again this weekend, and it's $8.48. If you remember from earlier posts though, this won't be the final sale price. The lowest price at Target will end in a "4," before they take the item off the shelves. So I didn't buy it.

The question is, am I actually spending more money by returning to Target and potentially picking up more items that aren't strictly necessary than I would have if I'd gotten the purse in the first place? I have a clear conscience this week, because I came home with boxes of tissues to take care of the snot factory. Not sure what I can promise about future trips.

I just really hope that the price ends in a "4" or they're all gone next week, so that we can be done with this adventure!

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

It's super cute, Lady M! And you know, you could tell yourself that white is more practical....

Fingers crossed for a "4"

Damsel said...

I LOVE that purse. My sister has it, and I've been trying not to covet it for a couple of months now.

Joining kimberly with crossed fingers!

Lara said...

okay, i know you somewhat well by now, so i realize this is probably pointless, but...

it's nine dollars, M. seriously. nine dollars. that might be worth it just for the peace of mind you'd get from not having it take up brain space.

plus, it's super-cute. :-P

Sassy said...

I LOVE that purse!

I keep seeing it at Target and waffling back and forth, back and forth!

Mom101 said...

Dude, for $8.48 buy the damn thing. Stop thinking. Just get it.

K goose blog said...

purses are a tough and constant challenge for me...

sorry to hear about the little one... good luck...

Tracey said...

OK, so buy it, and hold onto it. You can return it and get your money back IF it goes on sale that low. But they could sell them all before that magic number 4! And it's cute!

Lady M said...

I am bolstered by your encouragement. I'll keep you posted on the next Target trip!