Companies overcharging for branded goods on their websites.

Browsing the M & S website I noticed they are now selling branded goods.  I was drawn to a White Stuff crossbody bag (Winnie) for £45. I thought I better check the White Stuff site and the bag was there .... for £35! Why the difference? I have contacted M & S online but no-one could offer a sensible answer,. The latest message talks about 'Good Stuff'!  (Incidentally, the bag is also on the Next website for the extra £10.)  Who in their right mind would buy branded goods from other companies?

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  • sarah1972
    sarah1972 Posts: 18,895 Senior Ambassador
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    It happens sadly, they are relying on people ordering from M&S and not comparing. They will probably sell loads.
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  • Pollycat
    Pollycat Posts: 34,674 Forumite
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    Browsing the M & S website I noticed they are now selling branded goods.  I was drawn to a White Stuff crossbody bag (Winnie) for £45. I thought I better check the White Stuff site and the bag was there .... for £35! Why the difference? I have contacted M & S online but no-one could offer a sensible answer,. The latest message talks about 'Good Stuff'!  (Incidentally, the bag is also on the Next website for the extra £10.)  Who in their right mind would buy branded goods from other companies?
    I guess people who aren't as savvy as you.
    Well done for checking first.
  • comeandgo
    comeandgo Posts: 5,742 Forumite
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    Well I buy branded goods from Boots, I get good deals on Clarins and Chanel items and I get my points.
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