I bought a dress at Ross* for $20, went across the street to Macy’s, and found the exact same dress, tagged at $86, marked down to $40. I mean, they say that’s what’s supposed to happen in all the commercials, but I never really believed them.

Admittedly, Ross just had the one dress, while Macy’s had various sizes and even a second version (same cut, different color, slightly cheaper fabric, might go back and buy it today), but still.

*effectively identical to TJ Maxx or Marshalls, if you don’t know Ross. Or, discount semi-department store, if you don’t know any of those names.