Not that long ago we made the acquaintance of a clog lover from Arizona named Melissa. From the photos she shared at the time, I could tell she is a fan of clog sandals. And that stands to reason if you're a clog fan who lives in the southwestern U. S. Melissa wrote to share that she'd made a fashion find of her own:
Had to send u this crazy awesome sale! These are dreamy for spring💕 what a great deal!
The style name is a mouthful. But the prices are mighty fine.
Women's Nola Platform Dress Sandal from Corso Como
Melissa, I feel your joy. There was a pair of OTBT booties I was jonesing for (as I often do) after discovering them too late to buy them from the regular retailers. But in such moments, eBay can be your friend. And so it appeared that they had come to my rescue. There, indeed, was the fringed nubuck bootie in tan that I had my heart set on. But the seller was asking pretty much full price. So I put the listing in my Followed Searches and waited to see if I might miraculously win the lotto (which would indeed be a miracle since I never play) or suddenly cave to the feeling that I couldn't live without them. Then, unexpectedly, the seller dropped the price by $40.00. The siren call of temptation was singing in my ears. But no, I've hit a necessarily frugal patch in my life right now, and the savings still didn't justify the expenditure.
Perversely the seller then raised the price again for a few days and then lowered it. Is this a buyer strategy I've never heard of before? Make people who have your item on their Watch List feel like they should nab it while the cost is low? It was tempting once again.
But then, out of the blue, I happened to be nosing around on Amazon just like our fellow footwear fan from Arizona was. And what did I find but my hoped for booties for another $40.00 less. Naturally, I pounced. And then once they arrived, like the true crazed shoe lover that I am, I wondered why I didn't get them sooner.
So I guess the moral to these stories is that while good things may come to those who wait, better things come to those who Google.
Folkloric bootie from OTBT in New Tan