BillyS - 1:49 am on May 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Are you for serious?
Companies have run coupons and specials for years upon years. You have never seen a sale before? Are you ticked off at stores you shop in when they offer discounts?
I see supermarkets with coupons all the time. I "get" it, they're called loss leaders. Good idea to lure me in for cheap OJ, while I fill my cart with $400 in groceries. I don't see these offers on Groupon.
Marketers and business professionals have been offering coupons for years for various reasons but I guess some members here know better.
You have never heard of a store needing to liquidate inventory from the previous year to make room for new stock?
Are you serious?
Most of the stores I see taking this approach are nearly bankrupt. Yes, I see it...
When was the last time you saw an Apple product on sale? You want to compete on price? Go for it.
Giving away dinners at 50% off isn't going to make me eat three meals that night. And if I know a restaurant will give me a coupon like that, I'll never go back and pay full price.