An eagle-eyed Racked tipster sent us an email pointing out a major price discrepancy in Gilt‘s “Interior Illusions” sale today—a 10″ resin piggy bank that’s priced at $329 plus $65 shipping and handling. (Okay, right now if you’re thinking, who’s buying a 10″ resin piggy bank? We don’t know, but just go with it.) The only thing is that the exact same piggy bank—same stats, materials, identical look, same cork in its pork belly—is going for $125, full-price, at Areaware.
Which would you rather buy? A $329 + $65 shipping and handling 10″ resin piggy bank or a $125 + $0 shipping and handling 10″ identical resin piggy bank? It’s not a trick question.
For those of you wondering, what does jumped the shark mean, see below. Has Gilt Groupe gone nuts? I mean, to Racked’s point, who shops for piggy banks on Gilt Groupe? Especially ones over $100? We know Gilt Groupe just launched full-priced men’s store Park and Bond, and they plan to continue to expand into full-retail priced lines, but at what point does it seem like they think consumers are completely stupid? Generally we feel that sample sale websites offer consumers some great deals with lower prices, but one still has to do one’s research. We’ve written about this before when One Kings Lane was selling pillows at above retail. Their buyer claimed it was in error (read the comments on this post) but again, we beg of our readers, do your comparisons when shopping any website, please!
From Urban Dictionary:
To Jump the Shark: a term to describe a moment when something that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity.
Origin of this phrase comes from a Happy Days episode where the Fonz jumped a shark on waterskis. Thus was labeled the lowest point of the show.
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