My fellow Greek bloggers/readers, I have news for you ;)
I'm going to reveal a big, big secret that I hope you'll like!
It would be preferable if it stayed between us, you know...
Spread the word, if you wish, but with caution and secrecy!
You have probably noticed that the greek cosmetic stores (Hondos Center, Sephora, Beauty Shop, Galerie de Beaute, etc.) hold a 25% discount period of 1 week (and in some cases, 2 weeks) at random times of the year. Word gets around mainly through tv ads, then one person tells the other, etc.
It may have occured to you that you missed a sale- or you bought a fancy and expensive perfume, only to find out that if you postponed the purchase for a week, you would pay 25% off.
It could have also happened that you asked a sales assistant for the next sale period, to get a reply similar to "don't know, come to the store next week and see for yourself".
Well, let me tell you: those sales periods are NEVER random...
During the last 2 years, I've noticed a pattern; though I can't be 100% sure, I'm presenting it to you:
The aforementioned stores do the 25% discount on the week during which there's a change of the month. Yes, they carry a 25% discount period every month!
For example, if my calculations are indeed correct, there should be a sale right now, as we speak.
This morning, I went for a stroll at Ermou str. (for the sake of this post, of course!), and what do you know? Both Hondos Center and Sephora have a 25% sale on cosmetics!
That's it, the big secret revealed...
To those of you who knew it already or didn't think it's interesting enough, I apologise for my somewhat "dramatic" tone at the beginning of the post.
In any case, I'm hoping these news stays between faithful ears- we wouldn't want this "sale pattern" to get through to people that plan the sales in the first place!
I wish you all a happy December ;)