This was posted 7 months 2 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts $59.50 (50% off) at David Jones

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I was in David Jones (Wollongong) today and noticed all the Ralph Lauren Polo shirts were $59.50, which is 50% off the usual price of $119.

This price is comparable to or cheaper than the prices you'd pay for these in the US.

Given that this is David Jones there's no risk you're buying fake items which has been a problem when these shirts are offered by deal sites or on eBay.

As far as style goes, you can't really beat Ralph Lauren Polos for their classic cut, well-fitting mid section and tight sleeves.

I'm not sure if this deal is available in other DJs stores. It seemed like most of the other men's clothing was on special, so it might be worth checking out anyway if you're in need of a few new items.

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  • +3 votes

    Won't neg because 50% is good in anyone's books and you're just trying to help people out.

    However, would a 'true ozbargainer' pay more than $30 for a polo (which is likely made for ~$5 or less)?

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      The $5 fake one that you're referring to.

      Genuine RLP shirts are pretty good I should say so for that price is pretty cheap.

    • +1 vote

      i dunno, why do people buy a mercedes and not a hyundai?
      You get what you pay for.

      $60 RL is a pretty good price for local stock. The cheapest i've ever seen was US$50 from RL duty free shop at Taipei Intl Airport in Taiwan.

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        really? I might save my buying till I hit taiwan on the scoot fares I got.

      • +4 votes

        Ralph Lauren is basically a hyundai with italian leather seats, its not designer or on another level like a Mercedes. Its mass made quality, but not hand crafted/leading edge.

        • +9 votes

          Please show us some examples of handcrafted clothing, leading edge polo shirts.

          I imagine it must be so much better than this Ralph Lauren shirt because heaven only knows there's massive innovations happening in the polo shirt area leading to a markedly better products in the plus $130 price bracket. I bet the logo for one thing looks amazing on these designer, handcrafted leading edge polo shirts.

        • +5 votes

          You should rephrase that to The POLO line of RL is the Hyundai with Italian leather seats.

          RL's Purple Label really is a whole different level of quality (without branding plastered all over it)and usually handcrafted but then you're talking about $700 for a sweater…

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          yes, people need to make the distinction between mass market middle-class brand diffusion labels (like CK, RL Polo, Armani XChange, DKNY, Diesel, Sportmax, Levis etc) and the luxury lines for truly wealthy upper class folks. The high end lines have fashion shows 2-4 times per year, but the diffusion labels often don't.

      • +3 votes

        What re you talking about?

        The i30, for one, is a fantastic car: economical, reasonably priced, perfect amount of extras such as a usb connection which communicates with the car properly through a computer, where as the majority of Mercs are petrol-hungry, ineffective penis extenders.

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          Guess which one is a better status symbol though.

        • +3 votes

          2 Merc owners so far…

        • +1 vote

          Guess which one is worth what you pay.

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          The i30 is a fantastic car for the price.

          The Merc is a fantastic car period.

          Drive both and you'll tell there IS a difference. Whether you can afford one is a different case altogether.

        • +2 votes

          It's true. Some people have obviously never driven a proper german car.

        • +8 votes

          Former Mercedes owner here. My family currently has a Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai. All are superior reliability wise to the Mercedes. Yes, you do feel a bit 'special' driving around in the Merc but that 'special' feeling translates into 'special' prices for parts and service when the car regularly breaks down. Designed and made in Germany.

          A Mercedes is just a car. It won't give you an orgasm every time you drive it, won't make women fall in love with you and doesn't have blue streaks of lightning and fire trailing it when you're driving down to the shops.

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          Hence as I said: a status symbol.

          The fact is with some exceptions for the previous three decades or thereabouts cars across the board are now reliable and offer a reasonably good driving experience (with variation of course). There is only so much that can be done after a certain point to improve these metrics and we reached it years ago.

          So now the price of cars is related to various vague, abstract concepts such as status (along with what some call status anxiety), how good they are for the planet (think of the ads with cars gliding through natural landscapes etc), how they will suddenly cause you to experience large amounts of "fun" (hatchback ads with young women driving through the city with shopping etc).

          The "special feeling" is why people pay extra if they can afford it.

        • -3 votes

          Which model of Merc did you own?

          And obviously if it was an older model merc vs a new model Toyota/mazda/mitsu/hyun. They would be similarly on par or even the japs/koreans better.

          Compare current generation to current gen.

          Back when i had my W124:
          Did Toyota,mitsu,etc have electric seats? Nope.
          Did they have the ability to wind down all windows with a remote? Nope.
          Did they have the auto rear sunblocker? Nope.
          It was not even an option with the Japs.

          With the W210:
          Keyless entry and push start button with zone control? Nope.
          Bixenons with steering control? Nope.
          etc etc.
          Again, the japs/koreans didn't have the option.

          I agree the gap is growing smaller… but there still is.

          But then comes the ride comfort, handling, bla bla bla, tech… bla bla bla.
          Name me a japanese/korean car maker with supercharger + turbo charger in an engine.
          Name me a Japanese/Korean car maker with variable vane turbos that is petrol (been around in diesels for a while now).

          Again, there IS a difference.

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          Ahh subtle racism.

          "Welcome to Straya!"

        • -3 votes

          LoL. To the sore person who voted me down.

          Can't face the facts eh?

    • +4 votes

      You would be surprised how many items of daily live cost even less % of what you pay but you still buy them.

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        1 word: batteries.

        I have been getting them at cost from a family member…let me just say with the best possible deal you could possibly find on batteries, I can better by at least 50%.

    • +44 votes

      I knew this would come up…

      First of all, there's no such thing as a 'true OzBargainer'. If I, as an OzBargainer, purchase this shirt, that does not mean I am not a 'true' OzBargainer. It means the definition of an OzBargainer is wide and varied. Some of us still like to save money, even on more expensive goods. Which leads to my next point…

      As you said, 50% off is a good deal. Just because the item in question is normally higher-priced than an alternative does not make it any less of a bargain.

      • -4 votes

        do you reckon if we made submissions for a definition of what/who an 'ozbargainer' true is they'll consider it and include it in the Oxford Dictionary? hmmmm :/

      • +12 votes

        Totally agreed with G5. We are OzBargainers not OzTightAsses.

      • +4 votes

        True ozbargainer is a pseudonym for tightass, it's usually just a jest.

    • +18 votes

      I agree, you're paying buckets of money for the little picture of the dude on the horse. As far as I'm concerned, a Ralph Lauren Polo "bargain" is like a 50% of Monster HDMI cables "bargain".

      • +3 votes

        Confirmed cost is less than $5 for materials and labour - very reliable source.

        Factory outlets as uses lower quality materials and the "mark downs" are done in factory itself.

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      It's crazy, some people are actually taking the "you get what you pay for" stance on this!

      OzBargainers, of all people, should be aware of the price anchoring effect.

  • +1 vote

    I think you can get it cheap from US direct from RL with freight forwarder.

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      What's the best (i.e. most reliable and cheapest) forwarder?

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        Sorry I have no idea just saw my friend bought like 10.

        The problem of buy from US not cheap if just buy one or two.

      • -1 vote

        i have used hopshopgo twice in the last 3 months for my newborn's RL clothes (log in with your Paypal account) and they are p e r f e c t.

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          RL for a newborn to poop and vomit onto :S

        • +1 vote

          lucky the clothes are washable and reusable….

      •  

        I recommend Shipito. Shipping is cheapest from their California warehouse but sometimes you have to pay sales tax of around 8% (eg with Amazon).

  •  

    I wouldn't buy this myself even though its a tad under $60 quite expensive but you get what you pay for!
    I got a fake one of these overseas and got 1 from DJ, they both look the same from far away its only when you holding hand in hand that you can feel material quality.
    And the reals ones for some reason fit and feel so much better breathes better on hot days.

    • +1 vote

      So the girl crosses the room to look at you, then when she gets close she walks off?

      Defo pay the $60 :)

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    Are these 100% cotton? or cotton blend?

    • +1 vote

      The classic mesh shirts are all 100% cotton. However I know they have some stretch-mesh ones which appear to be 97% cotton and 3% elastane.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP

  • +3 votes

    You can definitley get these cheaper in the US. I bought some from Ralph Lauren Premium Outlets store which were 2 for $25. Good price for local stock and I'm sure some people would appreciate the convenience of David Jones rather than flying to USA to buy shirts.

    • +3 votes

      2 for $25, now that's a great price

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      wow what. you'd be lucky to get a single standard brand shirt for that price… or maybe I'm looking in all the wrong palces

      • +1 vote

        I think that is from RL outlet store during the Thanksgiving Friday, they are not expensive in US especially during sales.

        • +2 votes

          Yes, Premium Outlets in Las Vegas. Wasn't a special sale or anything, they just always have cheap deals. It's usually clearance stock that is left over from the last season in department stores so basically the same as what David Jones is selling here. Like I said though, that doesn't do you much good if you aren't going to the US. $60 each is about the best you'll find in Australia.

    • +4 votes

      I have no idea about the polos you bought specifically, but it's probably worth mentioning that a significant portion of outlet stock in the US is made for outlets, and is often of a lower quality than what is sold in standard retail channels. A similar thing goes on Europe, where high-end fashion labels create lower-quality items from excess fabric for fashion discounters/outlets like yoox.com.

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      yeah RL stuff is super cheap in the US. My favourite brand but far too expensive here in Aus, and such a small range.

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    Cheers OP!

    Did the 50% discount apply to other items of "apparel" as well, or just those shirts?

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      Almost everything was on sale, but not all by 50%. I think they're clearing out old season/winter stock.

      The discounted prices appeared to be more in line with what I'd consider 'reasonable' prices for the type and quality of merch (ie. what I think they should be priced at all year round).

      Other stuff I noticed:

      • David Jones signature line was discounted
      • Suits appeared to be on sale
      • Ben Sherman may have been on sale

      Unfortunately I was in and out too quickly to notice more.

      • +7 votes

        That's what she said

  • +7 votes

    It is cheaper at the Factory outlet in Homebush and Birkenhead point in Sydney

    • -2 votes

      it depends.

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        i got 6 Medium RL polo shirts for $132 during easter week sale at homebush DFO.

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      I'll second that each time I'm in Birkenhead I pop in and see what new colours and styles are available. Nonetheless this is a bargain to me though. You rarely see these on sale at DJ's only seen them go for 30% off at most.

  • +20 votes

    Who the Mod: Foul Language buys a $120 polo….

    • +5 votes

      The sort of upturned-collar, boatshoe-wearing preppy poseur who likes to pretend they are from "Old Money", riding horses at their local country club and sailing yachts for leisure? ;)

      • +21 votes

        You just described me! Only I'm from Wollongong, so replace 'preppy poseur' with 'derro c*nt', 'Old Money' with 'West Dapto', and 'local country club' with 'bowlo'.

        • +1 vote

          But you didn't pay $120, so I probably can't tar you with the same brush. :)

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          Leagies is way classier.

      • -6 votes

        I love this. I wear $5 shirts and shorts, dirty stains everywhere etc.

        I get a giggle at everyone who ignores or treats me like crap because of what I'm wearing. The amount of people who don't realise they've just walked past one of the most important people in Australia! Love it!

        • +4 votes

          So who are you?

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          Someone important

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          Photo ID or it never happened.

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          Clive, is that you when you're not wearing a suit? You did not do as well as you expected to do did you now…

        • +1 vote

          let's google "chronic masturb@tor" and see if we can find who you are…

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          It's a random name I made up…

        • +1 vote

          I'm sure I wouldn't care if I did know who you are.

  •  

    These were 60% off after last xmas, I will hold out

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      Sometime I cannot understand how DJ do business, like the Nikon V1 I saw they have like 30 there on special. That mean nobody will buy it at full price from them.

  • +5 votes

    Polo at DFO
    they go on sale for 75% off sometimes with extra discounts with buying more than 3 or more
    I got mine for about $30~40 depending on the style of polos
    Just saying

  • +1 vote

    decent price for department store..

    but I only buy from the outlets, never paid more than $30 for them and they often have a good range. Even custom fits.

    • +1 vote

      The polos at DFO Essendon usually are unpopular colours or sizes that are too big or extra small.

  • +1 vote

    Get Real.
    Wear Lacoste polo shirts.
    The original. The best.

    • +3 votes

      I don't like the cost of Lacoste.

    • +1 vote

      It must be good to have money.

      EDIT: Well, enough money to buy Lacoste Polo shirts.

    •  

      I am real.
      Wear Ralph Lauren.
      The real Polo. And the best.

  • +2 votes

    What the! Just for the label?

    • +1 vote

      For the pony!

  •  

    wow these are pretty cheap. abit surprised that they're still using the old price of 119. the new rrp is now $100 since POLO usa took over from Oroton. You won't be getting those DFO 70% off now anymore. theyre all now at about the 50% mark. no idea if 70% will be back so I would say $60 for dept store stock is pretty darn good

  •  

    any idea if this deal is also available in Perth?

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      Not in the city, the DJ store there isn't owned by DJ's (I dunno, but I've heard from several staff it changed ownership recently).

      You need to try Garden city, Karrinyup or Claremont.

  • +2 votes

    Myer has had them for $47 the past two half yearly sales. DJs had em for $59.90 last half year sale as well.

    Personally I prefer the Lacoste or Hugo Boss ones due to the length of these ones, way too long for me!

    • -1 vote

      Lacoste > Boss > PRL.

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        says who?

        • +1 vote

          Lacoste look the best but feel kind of plasticy

          PRL fit me better and feel like cotton should

  • +3 votes

    Went to Parramata this morning and bought one. Some other brands and clothing types are also half price. Some Lacoste polos are also half price, although there wasn't a large number of them on sale at Parramatta. Plenty of Polo Ralph Laurens though.

    One of the assistants told me that the sale officially starts tomorrow, and that they are still in the process of tagging discounted stock. So perhaps more stock will be on sale by tomorrow.

  •  

    Can anyone confirm whether this sale is active at David Jones in Sydney (Market St)?

    Also, is it just the polos that are on sale, or shirts too?

  • +1 vote

    Just bought a few from DJ at Chermside, QLD. Staff were unaware of sales but after a bit of time asking the manager and making a call to Wollongong they were happy to do 50%. Mine were ticketed at $99.95 so got them for sub $50 each!

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      yeah $100 is the new RRP now. so if u got half off that then frigging awesome. Anyone who knows if these apply to the DJ in Sydney CBD?

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        QLD staff said its nationwide, go into Syd CBD let them know wollongong has 50% off and they have to match :)

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          Is it 50% off just the polos or all RL products e.g. shirts?

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          Just the polos in standard fit/custom fit.

  •  

    Ralph Lauren constantly have 50% off sales. It may as well be the RRP.

    I quite like their shirts though, they fit well and tend to last well (better than say Van Heusen)

  •  

    I remember when DJ had 60% off earlier in the year when they still had the old $120 pricing that would come up to 48 bucks. now its 50% off new rrp of 100 bucks makes it 50 bucks still a good deal. Plus you would get a heap of a lot more variety in DJs compared to DFO and more sizes available too

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    or you could always try your luck in the USA outlets around the Sydney cbd, they have afew.

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      I was in there today. They had 70% off everything.

      They had some PRL polos on sale, but for some reason all of the ones I saw had Great Britain and a union jack on the front….

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    the usa outlet has rotating stock and mostly XL and above. I lucked in and managed to get some Ls one time so really depends.

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    Confirmed not at DJ's Melb CBD Bourke St mall :(

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