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ever buy clothes for an event and then return them right after?

nageov3t

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I know it's totally a girl thing, but I'm thinking about doing it for a wedding I have this week... I need a suit for the wedding, but I really have no need for a suit in my general life and I can't quite bring myself to spend ~$500 for something I'll wear once at a total sham of a wedding (they're not even married yet and I know for a fact that the groom is already cheating on the bride).
 

sjwaste

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No, but I've meant to, and then either felt bad or forgotten to return it. Never a suit, though, those are useful enough to keep.
 

Scouzer

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Originally posted by: loki8481
I know it's totally a girl thing, but I'm thinking about doing it for a wedding I have this week... I need a suit for the wedding, but I really have no need for a suit in my general life and I can't quite bring myself to spend ~$500 for something I'll wear once at a total sham of a wedding (they're not even married yet and I know for a fact that the groom is already cheating on the bride).
...rent a suit?

I bought tools the other day for a single task and returned them after. $30 worth of specific tools I'll never use again doesn't make sense to me.

I returned them in perfect shape, so they can still sell them new. I didn't even wreck the packaging!
 

nageov3t

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Originally posted by: mugs
Have you considered just wearing a nice shirt and tie?
that'd be the ideal, but my parents will be at the wedding and I'd never hear the end of it if I wasn't in a suit... though I'm strongly thinking about changing into jeans + nice shirt/tie/sports coat between the church and reception.
 

Kelemvor

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If it's a sham, then why go in the first place? If you find a suit you just buy off the rack and return it, I don't see why not but I'd be suspicious of taking it back if I was the retailer. I'd definitely just do pants, dress shirt, sport coat (if needed), and a tie. Those you can always wear again and mix 'n match later on.
 

randomlinh

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just buy a freakin suit. you don't need to spend $500. I picked mine up for $300. I know there's someone here in a previous suit thread that laughed at that, but whatever, I wear it 2-3x a year, maybe.

Or, if you have a nice shirt and tie and pants, consider just getting a jacket somewhere maybe?
 

akshatp

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If you were to buy a suit and have it tailored, and then return it, they couldnt re-sell the suit as new.

You can buy a suit for less than $200.

Lots of people have done it, but it doesnt make it right.

Also as someone else pointed out, you could rent a suit.

Originally posted by: Scouzer

I bought tools the other day for a single task and returned them after. $30 worth of specific tools I'll never use again doesn't make sense to me.

I returned them in perfect shape, so they can still sell them new. I didn't even wreck the packaging!
They cant sell them as new, because you used them. No matter how "perfect shape" you think they are in, the fact remains that the tool is still used.
 

Squisher

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I went to an outdoor wedding yesterday and as I was told by my wife I needed an appropriate wardrobe for it, which I did not.

Camp Shirt $45 (never heard of any such thing)
Khaki pants $45
Boat shoes $75 (Famous Footwear the bastion of cheap shoes no less)

I spent more on my outfit than the wedding present. ($150) :(
 

nageov3t

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Originally posted by: Squisher
I went to an outdoor wedding yesterday and as I was told by my wife I needed an appropriate wardrobe for it, which I did not.

Camp Shirt $45 (never heard of any such thing)
Khaki pants $45
Boat shoes $75 (Famous Footwear the bastion of cheap shoes no less)

I spent more on my outfit than the wedding present. ($150) :(
that's how weddings should be :p

I went to a wedding three weeks ago where the bride's primary request was "dress comfortable." right after the ceremony, even the bride and groom themselves changed into casual cloths (bride wore a sun dress, groom wore khakis and a t-shirt) and it was probably the most fun reception I've been to. it's a lot easier to have fun when you're not all stuffed inside a suit ;)
 

imported_Imp

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No... I don't want the next guy to be screwed with a used suit if the store thinks it's never been worn. Oh, and if it's a good store, they alter it for you, so that just about screws everything up.
 

Scouzer

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Originally posted by: akshatp
If you were to buy a suit and have it tailored, and then return it, they couldnt re-sell the suit as new.

You can buy a suit for less than $200.

Lots of people have done it, but it doesnt make it right.

Also as someone else pointed out, you could rent a suit.

Originally posted by: Scouzer

I bought tools the other day for a single task and returned them after. $30 worth of specific tools I'll never use again doesn't make sense to me.

I returned them in perfect shape, so they can still sell them new. I didn't even wreck the packaging!
They cant sell them as new, because you used them. No matter how "perfect shape" you think they are in, the fact remains that the tool is still used.
...maybe in utopia, but I'd be shocked if they didn't sell them new. Law/policies are ignored in many cases like this.
 

beguile

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Never Ever! Wouldn't even think about it. I'm considerate of other people so I rather not even try. Would hate the feeling that I bought something that I "thought" was "new," when in actuality, someone used and returned it.
 

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