posted on Jan, 30 2015 @ 05:40 PM
So our son is old enough that he has officially out grown his toddler bed. So tomorrow, we go to buy him his first big-boy bed, and is he ever
excited! We have saved, and since it has been slower than molasses at work this week, I've been shopping around to get the best deals on bed frames,
mattresses and bedding.
This one really kills me. I found a nice red, white and blue nautical quilt set that I liked that looked boy enough to stretch for a few years. The
walls in his room are navy blue because it was our office before it was his bedroom. So the quilt is base white with navy and red stripes and plaids.
The navy will go with the walls and he likes red. The white will help brighten the room.
I found the same set at
As you can see, the cost on both the first two websites is virtually the same, but for some reason, if I want to buy it at Kohl's, it is normally
more than twice the price. This isn't because the product is any different or because I can go directly to the store and pick it up. It's online
only, just like the other two. Now, to be fair, if I did get it from Kohl's right now, it's on sale, but I am still paying about $30 more to get it
I am wondering what caused this particular price discrepancy because there are other bedding sets the sites have in common that are pretty much
comparable in price. There is an Ink+Ivy set, for example, that is within $10 no matter where you find it.
Is it because the company made so many of these sets and no one except a place like Kohl's picked up the set so the overstock warehouses had a lot of
sets to get and could them afford to sell them off at a deep discount? Were the majority of the run flawed in construction, although that can't
entirely be the case as the reviews tend to be positive.
Either way, it's proof that it is sometimes worth your while to shop around instead of simply buying what you want at the very first place you find