Has anyone else ever noticed how obnoxious Dover is with their sale pricing? It infuriates me how hard it is to actually pay the lowest price on something they have marked down...
Basically, upon returning home and still on a total "holy shit this horse is awesome and maybe one day I will be able to actually do her justice" high, I decided that if we really are moving her in two weeks then there are a few bits (literally) and pieces to pick up in order to really round out Prairie's arsenal.
So I hit the internet, and all my favorite sites, starting fancy then working my way down to "realistic." I grabbed a few more brushes, an extra lead rope, new halter, another turnout sheet so we can do laundry without going naked and (most importantly) the magic bit from yesterday's ride (which - for the first time of me discovering "magic new bits" was a $30 model, not a $130 one... win).
But, then (because I'm OCD), I hit the clearance section and also the sale section. Why these are two separate tabs, I really don't know.
I was thrilled to see a few of my items "on sale". "Good for me!" I thought, "for the first time in my life I'm naturally picking out the good values." Of course then I noticed that I "thought" my new halter was $43.something, not $39.99. Weird. But I couldn't let it go, so I double checked my shopping cart only to see that the exact same halter (when added from the-not-sale section was still listed at $43). My lead rope was $18, not the sale price of $11 that was listed on the sale page, and a few other items had discounts that were not extended if you were shopping in the "normal" area of the site.
I immediately removed the regular priced items, replaced them with the sale prices and watched my total bill drop by $80. For a while I was feeling extra smart and sneaky that I found all the good deals. Then my glee turned to irritation that Dover makes you work for your savings. Then my irritation turned to wrath at the thought of previous orders I perhaps hadn't thoroughly double checked in the sale section.
Has anyone else noticed this? Am I late to the party?