I went to the mall tonight planning to get difficult child one pair of jeans at jc penney's (where he'd always had good luck finding clothes he liked) so he could exchange them for something else if they didn't fit, and to get him a gc for the mall (applies at any store there). Well, they no longer have a jc penney there but the have a levi's, so I went there planning to get one pair of jeans. It had been years since I'd been in levi's store and was shocked at their prices, so I went to the clearance section and found a coupl of pairs of jeans that might fit for 9.90 a piece. I think difficult child would wear either 36 or 38 W and either 32 or 34 L. He calims he has a pair of pants in Department of Juvenile Justice that say they have a 29 1/2-32 1/2 inseam and they are several inches too long- but I don't think that's possible. He wore a 29 L before leaving home last year and he's grown several inches this past year. So I picked him out 2 of those for 9.90 that are 36 W x 34L. I couldn't find any 36x32. Then they told me about a sale going on where if you bought two pair of jeans from a specified three styles, you got $40 off. That sounded good so I picked two pair out- one was 36X32 and one was 38X32. I was thinking I'd do this instead of a GC to the mall and difficult child could could exchange or take them back if they didn't fit. I asked to verify that he could return them- one person said he could exchange them for another size, one person didn't know and one person said he "should" be able to exchange them, but could definitely return them to get the money back. I thought I'd picked one pair at 49.50 and one at 59.50, so I thought this was a great deal. Then, I found out that those for 9.90 couldn't even be exchanged for another size. I was hungry and wanted out of there so I bought them anyway. I hope difficult child's waiste isn't bigger than 36" when he can wear a 34 L, if they are too long now. Then, I realized that the other two were 49. 50 and 69.50. Darn if I would have gotten any jeans for 69.50, even on sell. But what's worse is that I looked at the recipt at home and at the bottom is thei return policy. Any item not marked as final sell can be returned within 60 days (with receipt) or exchanged, even without receipt. Good. Then it says that any item marked off 50% or more is to be considered a final sell and cannot be returned or exchanged at all. Well, how are they going to view these two pair of jeans that I just spent $80 on? Once I realized that one had been 69.50, I was going to tell difficult child to return them and pick a few pair off the clearance rack or take the money to another store to get clothes. The way I figure it, if you had to get two pair to get 40 off, then the 40 discount is to be divided equally between the two pair, meaning each got 20 off, making each less than a 50% discount. But will they look at it that way? When did buying jeans get so complicated?