Post # 1
I don’t shop for jewelry and really have no idea how things work, but I just assumed that there were be mark DOWNS for Xmas holiday.
I had my eye on a pave diamond anniversay ring at a chain store listed at $899. I watched it for a couple of weeks thinking the price might go down. I went back to the store to look at it again, told the counter guy I was waiting for a sale. He said “we dont’ have sales except for clearence items.” and offered me $100 off the item. I decided then and there to buy it.
So glad that I did! Do you know, they MARKED IT UP to $1299?
Is that normal, to mark prices UP for the Xmas season? Or, does that reflect the rising cost of gold?
Post # 3
Could be several reasons for prices to go up, but yes, the holiday season is jewelry season so it is a possibility.
Post # 4
Yes, this is normal. because then they can mark it down on sale and still make a profit.
Articles like these come out every year about what not to buy on black friday or the holiday season.
Think about it. Its like buying a new car as soon as it comes out, or buying skis in December. You are buying it in season and there is less of a need to mark it down to encourage buying because people will buy it anyway.