Friday, 5 November 2010

ho ho no....jolly fat fail, Origins

Let me start by saying that I am Origins' biggest fan. 

I don't even have a 'proper' job right now, and I still managed to spend $120 at their store two days ago.

When I use their products, my skin feels softer, looks younger (around about, um, 19) and behaves better (no redness or outbreaks, as would befit teenage skin).

That said, they are probably the stingiest brand on the planet.

During this tough economic climate, when companies are doing their bit for consumers to drive sales, when restaurants offer coupons; big name, so-called greedy brands are doing deals on Vouchercodes; when services are all clamouring to jump on the GroupOn wagon; you're offering me holiday cheer and tasty snacks?

How about a gift bag, like at Space NK
How about buy something, get a little sample bag, you know, like all the other brands do at department stores?

How about a buy-one, get-one-free? 
Or a discount, maybe? Even, I don't know, 10%?

Hell, Even Mulberry is making bags for Target, so it's not about devaluing your brand!

But No! Free Wrapping!

Well, Holy macaroni and Happy Holidays.

You know you're good. I know you're good. 
When the after-Christmas sales come, I'll still be buying up stuff I don't need right then, but don't pretend like free wrapping is a big deal.

If I earn enough to buy your stuff, I'm clever enough to know it's really not.


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