||[Aug. 17th, 2005|08:46 pm]
The Question Club
Ok, tihs is driving me insane.|
For those of you familiar with Safeway, they have these little signs that say, for example, "10 for $5 or 50 cents each"
So if you don't need to buy TEN to get the sale price, why do they even put that amount? You'd still get 6 for $3 or 12 for $6.... so why do they even say 10 to begin with? Why not just emphasize the 50 cents each?
Relatedly, I bought two bras for $48 (individually priced for $28) and my mom was saying it's ridiculous that I have to buy two in order to get the sale price... that at Mervyn's if they say "2 for $48" you'd still get one for $24.
I kind of thought THAT was ridiculous... I mean, cool for the consumer, but kind of ridiculous in theory.
At Victoria's Secret, they sell lotions 1 for $9, 3 for $24, or 5 for $30. THAT makes more sense to me... the more items you buy, the bigger discount you get....
1. So do you guys know why some stores even list an amount to purchase for a sale, when you'd be getting the same sale price regardless of how many you purchase?
2. And which situation do you guys think it more ridiculous (in theory.. not as the consumer)? Listing an amount that has no significance or getting a lower price for purchasing more?