How Much Should Jeans Cost?
Megan Reynolds

My current favorite jeans are from Eddie Bauer, and they cost $80 full price, but are on sale right now for $48. $50 seems about right — I would pay more if I knew that was the only way to get them, but online shopping has made it so that I know if I wait a few weeks there will be a 40% off (or more) sale.

This strategy has only backfired once — I was waiting for a pair of Gap dress pants to go on sale, and then they stopped selling them altogether and now I don’t have a good source of tall, unlined dress pants anymore :(