You know those ads that pop up everywhere advertising major designer merchandise for rock bottom prices.
Those sites are never what they claim to be. Either their 'rock bottom' pricing is $50 off a $5000 item or the sites themselves are a little sketchy.
Facebook apparently knows my shopping habits, as well as most online sites do these days, and there on the right side of my screen this morning there was an ad for a Louis Vuitton bag for 'up to 75% off!' I clicked on it. I couldn't help myself.
I was taken to a beautiful site and a whole list of big designer names, Hermes, Burberry, Prada, Fendi, etc, etc and there, on that page was a fabulous and huge Louis Vuitton bag. A $1,200 Louis Vuitton bag.
Listed for $220.
I almost fell out of my chair.
I really can't afford to spend $220 on a bag right now, not that I don't own several bags that cost a bit more than that, but we just started this month with two kids in daycare. I don't have $220 to spend on a bag.
But boy, it was so tempting.
For a Louis Vuitton bag that could totally double as a diaper bag, it was that big.
I can almost put together a reasonable rationalization for it.
So, I put it in my shopping cart.
And I clicked, 'check out'.
And then realized this company is in Hong Kong and I have to pay with the Chinese version of paypal.
It's never the deal you think it is. I couldn't do it.
It may even be a legitimate site. With legitimate merchandise.
But I just can't do it. I think I"d rather just save the money and buy the real thing, someday. Not any day soon, but someday.