Floor model shoes at no discount?

posted 2 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve never even thought to ask for a discount. If the shoes are in perfect condition, I don’t see why there should be a discount.  Maybe that’s just me though, I don’t buy expensive stuff. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

if they are from Nordstrom they are probably fine. they aren’t really tried on or touched because your size is pulled from the back.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Bar Harbor Inn

It doesn’t mean they were worn or tried on more. Must be pretty awesome!  Be happy. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Bar Harbor Inn

They may have been displayed but think about it,  the display is not usually the one they bring you to try on. They usually bring a box from the back. And They bring the right size which most people aren’t the display size. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

crackktheskyy:  I used to work for Nordstrom, and we would mark the shoes as Display (on the shoes or on the box) because sometimes we would put a pair of shoes on a shelf in like the jeans department just to show what we would pair with them. But down in the shoe department in the stock room an empty box marked for display is left there so if they only have one size 6 left but there are no shoes in the box, they know it is the pair on display. Then when we changed up the visuals the shoes would go back to the shoe department and sometimes the stickers weren’t removed. Same with floor models. A left shoe is on display but it’s usually the smallest size available. Just so when the sales person grabs the box they know where the other shoe is, whether it is on display or on the floor. Doesn’t mean the shoes were ever tried on. Nordstrom will also never discount items due to damages. They would rather get you another pair that has no damages, then sell a damaged item to a customer. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

P.S. Let’s see the shoes!!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve oftn bought the model shoes because they usually use a 6 or 7, and I’m a 6/6.5 usually. It’s the same reason the mannequins are a size 4-people think e little sizes look cuter. I’ve never heard of a discount for that though. When you buy any clothing or shoes, you can’t know which was tried on more or less unless there’s damage. As long as the shoes are in perfect condition, I wouldn’t worry.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

my mom bought shoes for a wedding at DSW, and her size was the display shoe, so they gave her 10% off. if I were buying a display shoe that had an obvious scuff, I would ask for a discount.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think that stores have different policies about these things. I would not purchase a display shoe at regular price, unless those are all that is available at that store. But, when I have purchased certain items from Ebay, they have been discounted if they were display items. Some shoes will look worn if they are constantly tried on. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I always always ask for discounts on floor models. And most stores will usually give it (stores I’ve dealt with, anyway). 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Maybe it wouldn’t work at Nordstrom but I’ve often asked for discounts for floor models and usually gotten one. I always figure you always have a no if you don’t ask the question. If you ask, I’ve found, more often then not, you get a yes. 

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