Cosmetics Sale Pricing

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 25 - 2009

So, I was asking on Twitter last night… Why is it, when department stores advertise things like 25% off sales, the beauty department only ever offers 10% off at the most.

All department stores are the same, you receive the email with the promise of big savings only to open it and sigh at the small print.

So, it was rather apt this morning when I read this article on the Daily Mail website.

If you haven’t got time to read it, here’s the headline:

Battle of the beauty brands as Debenhams slashes prices by 15% in Christmas price war


God I hate the Daily Mail.

“Slashes” and “15%”, an oxymoron if ever I heard one.  Excuse me if I don’t pee my pants with excitement and rush down to my nearest overpriced cosmetics counter to take advantage of that generous 15%, I wouldn’t want to start a stampede in the middle of this dramatic pricing war.

So yeah, no real point to this post… just venting a little.  Sorry about that.

5 Responses to “Cosmetics Sale Pricing”

  1. star violet says:

    I do agree with you, especially when I see how generous the sales are in the US. Perhaps it’s just the lack of competition here? Though I did splurge at MAC in Debenhams the other week, as they had 10% off MAC plus 10 pounds in beauty club points if you spent 50. All in all it was an OK deal. But as you say, it’s hardly a price slash!

  2. Georgie says:

    I wish MAC did more sales. You go to Debenhams or whatever and it’s always everything other than MAC!

  3. VexInTheCity says:

    HOF include MAC when they give their % off.

  4. Rhamnousia says:

    Yeah I hate that too and it’s like you’re still paying big bucks for it.

    I used to LOVE Dr Feelgood but I’ve found that Biore face wash does the same job but for less and even when DF was on “sale” in Debenhams, it would still cost me the best part of £20.

    We should get the FnF sales like they have in America.

  5. @Star Violet – Oh, that’s good to know! I never even thought about MAC being included in the 10% offs at Debenhams! Yes, those F&F sales are quite something!

    @Georgie- Oh, did you read what Star Violet said? Her Debenhams includes MAC in the beauty sale? I’d get them to clarify the policy at your store, perhaps it’s a recent change?

    @Vexinthecity – My nearest HOF is about 30miles away :(

    @Rhamnousia – I *wish* we could get the same sales and couponcodes they get.

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