$160 original price: They're cute, but I'll wait until they go on sale. Which they inevitably will.
$80 first-cut price: Eep, finally, sale! But arg, $80 is still a lot. I dunno...the toe does pinch a bit...
$40 second-cut price: Wow, now that seems like a good deal. I guess I could always get a cushiony shoe tape for the toe. Maybe I can get an extra discount because one of the bows is wonky.
When the shoes ring up for $20: WHAT?! Is there an extra pair laying around somewhere? No, of course I don't care what size.
+ 10% damage discount + 15% birthday discount = $15 shoes: IMMEDIATELY BLOGGED IT.
...man, I'm such a sucker.