I was in the women's dept and a saleswoman asked if I needed help (even though I was perfectly fine on my own browsing). I told her I was looking to spend about $100 on a pair of jeans.
She responded snottily and sort of smirked, saying "Not in my department you won't". There were many other ways she could have responded, such as "You know what, I don't have any jeans for under $100, but maybe check over in the B.P. section". I have never had a bad experience in the past at Nordstrom, and let me tell you that left a horrible taste in my mouth.
I found a fabulous pair of skinny jeans at ann taylor loft full price, for $60, and am thrilled to have spent my money there.
My only regret is not talking to the nasty saleswoman's manager at nordstrom right then and there (which i will be sure to do my next trip when I am passing though the store, only because I park outside of there).