It started a few months ago …
It began as a simple search for the perfect lamps for my bedroom. Not a hard thing to do. Just go to a couple of stores, check out their inventory, compare prices, pick one, and done.
Five stores later …
So, now I’m online and looking for a bargain on a great looking pair of lamps. But not just any old lamps will do. I’m pretty picky when it comes to lamps. Okay, I’m picky about a bunch of stuff.
Anyhoo, after wading through a gazillion websites, I narrow the field down to ceramic lamps with cylindrical shades. Easy, right?
Wrong. If i like the lamp, it costs too much. If it’s priced right then it’s not quite right or even just plain ugly.
The quest continues …
Just when I’m on the verge of throwing in the towel (but, don’t get me started on towels), I walk in to J. C. Penny and there it is. The lamp of my dreams. In two colors – ivory or the perfect green. On sale!
Guess how many they had in stock?
Yep, one is ivory and one is green and of course I need two the same color.
So, back to the Internet …
Found ’em. Bought ’em. Got ’em in three days. Not a chip or dent anywhere.
Who knew the JCP I grew up with, the store where my mom bought all our school clothes eons ago, has such nice stuff — and so reasonably priced, especially when on sale.
Full disclosure …
I realize this sounds like an ad for JCP but it isn’t. I do not work for or have any association with JCP other than as a customer. Though I love the lamps I found there, their store service could be improved. If they’d been on their toes, the store clerk would have at least offered to order them online for me.
Not so perfect.
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I love that some of the brick and mortar stores have online services now. Since cutting back on inventory, it’s often hard to find exactly what you want available for purchase. Sounds like you were very successful! I hate buying lamps. I never like them after I have them in my home.
I have to admit that I;m a bit of a lamp junkie. I like unique lamps and have a few sitting around the house. This time, though, I was just looking for something plain and had a heck of a time finding it. Go figure.