Post # 1
I have a quick question. I so rarely spend money on clothing/shoes that I have no clue how this works.
The other day, my mom surprised me and purchased my dream designer shoes for the wedding!
When they arrived, there was a sticker on the box that said they are a floor model. She paid full price for what I would consider to be a fairly expensive pair of shoes.
Is this normal? Have you ever purchased floor model shoes and did you get them at a discount? I’ll be honest, I was a little disappointed but I might just be fussing over nothing. I’ve never owned shoes as nice as these before.
If it’s helpful to know, she purchased through Nordstroms.
Thanks, ladies (and gents!)
Post # 2
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
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
It doesn’t mean they were worn or tried on more. Must be pretty awesome! Be happy.
Post # 5
Fall_In_Love22: Haha, neither do I! I had no clue they even would mark on the box that it was the display model. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask if anyone has ever received a discount, though.
The shoes are in near-perfect condition. Slight scuff on the sole of the shoe and I can tell from slight creasing on the inside of the shoe leather. Obviously, no one would see this and I’ll end up scuffing the bottoms and creasing the leather with my own feet. But I just thought I would check because if I can save my mom some money, I’d like to! It was so generous of her to do this in the first place.
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies! The sticker said floor model so I thought that they were the ones that were on display that everyone was trying on lol.
Glad I checked!
Post # 7
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
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
P.S. Let’s see the shoes!!
Post # 10
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
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
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
I always always ask for discounts on floor models. And most stores will usually give it (stores I’ve dealt with, anyway).
Post # 14
mgwirtz: So true, and good point! I didn’t even think about that!
pisces315: Makes sense! Glad to hear this from someone who knows the ins and outs of Nordstrom’s! I generally trust them….my mom got her dress there, too! It’s gorgeousss. And I haven’t seen the shoes yet because they were shipped to my mom’s house, but I’ll see them when I go on Thanksgiving!! (eeeee so excited!) Here’s the photo she sent me when they arrived:
xstitchbride425: That makes sense! Thanks! I feel much better after reading this thread.
stephncollins: That’s awesome that they gave your mom a discount! I’m always hunting for a good deal, haha.
bebelicious1: Yeah I think I’ll just have to take a good look at them when I’m home! My mom ordered them because she went online to the maker’s website and saw that they were sold out. She saw that Nordstrom’s had them in stock but when she stopped by her local Nordstrom’s, they were also sold out. She decided to order them right then and there and they had to be shipped from Florida. She was a little concerned because the box was a little beat up (but she said that could have just been from shipping) and the sticker was on the box. But I’ll inspect them at Thanksgiving. It sounds like they will be fine! If they’re selling out like crazy, I might just be lucky to have a pair at all!
FutureTMM: This is good to know, thanks!
Thanks everyone for the replies. I feel much better about this!
Post # 15
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.