On behalf of Pyrex lovers everywhere, stop the madness! Are you a thrift store or an antique store? Who's pricing your items? Do they know that eBay prices are usually the result of borosilicate sniffing tweakers?
Today, for the first time, I visited one of your stores in north Seattle and was horrified to find every single Pyrex dish priced at $14.99. If you're going to price them that high at least have the decency to give that high price point to the more desirable dishes likes pinks or aquas. Or ones without 5,000 scratches that grandma had pressure washed in her new dishwasher. Boy, did you kill my buzz. Then, my father called me from a store fifty miles to the south, where prices are usually more reasonable, and told me that he had seen a beautiful dish today (his design description made me think it was a one of a kind piece but that was my optimistic mind playing tricks on me) that was priced at, wait for it, $14.99! An entire strip of Goodwills on the I-5 corridor have lost their minds.
Now, I have not totally lost my love for you. I visited your mothership Seattle store and did find, after waiting for the new bins to be wheeled out, a beautiful burgundy chop platter of Pyrex dinnerware and a nice lime green dinner plate. Their prices were in the single digits. I can handle that. You also had enough on the shelves that a girl could believe she might find something beautiful hiding behind that imitation Homer Laughlin plate. I still felt the excitement building as I drove into your parking lot. The romance is also still on because your most northern Washington stores are also still in the land of reality. My sister-in-law still calls me occasionally saying something like this, "I'm looking at a little Pyrex bowl that has orange dots on it. It's in great shape. It's $7.99. Should I get it?" to which I reply, "Get it?! You need to stick it down your shirt and keep it at body temperature until you can get it to me. DO NOT LET YOUR ADORABLE CHILDREN GET WITHIN FIVE FEET OF IT." So, while my hope down here has been slowly circling the drain, I know sanity will eventually prevail.
|Hope lives on thanks to my sister-in-law! This was also 1/2 off!|
Your current motto wraps this all up perfectly: "It's a bigger deal than you think." Yes, it is most definitely a bigger deal than you think.
P.S. If you raise the prices on the Mason jars too than we are finally through.