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Places where I don't bother to shop anymore:
This is not for web shops, but merely for B&M Shops
You go in an see trainers 70% off for 30 quid. It sickens me that people don't actually realise this is virtually the normal sale price for this stuff, and at full price that makes them 100 quid! So while they are 70% off, they are hugely overpriced.
Tesco were done a while ago (UK's most profitable business), for the whole of this year they're offering different fruit and veg 1/2 price each week. Price history analysis showed that in the 2-3 months prior to the offer, the price would steadily creep to almost twice it's normal, hence not really an offer.
A friend of mine went to buy a camera. It was on the shelf at £3,500 (very fancy camera). He went in 2 weeks later to buy it, and found it was on sale and they'd knocked £2,000 off! He realised then that they were charging more than double what it was worth.
Anyone know if there's ever a time when DFS (UK) don't have a sale on?
I rather liked their last ads where they poked fun at themselves at being seen as always having a sale.
But no, I have never seen them not have one. Imagine you are the sucker who buys a sofa there during the one non-sale day a year!
While I generally agree with the sentiment of the OP, remember that "One man's junk is another man's treasure". You may not need two of an item, maybe not even one. But someone else sure does.
The bogoffs can be annoying I recently picked up a large bag of new potatoes in Morrisons, they were part of a bogof but I only wanted one bag because it would last us a while. The checkout girl assuming I was some sort of dim old cretin got an assistant (while I was packing and didn't notice) to get my free bag of spuds. When I told her I didn't want it she said "but it's free" I said "You have it then". She couldn't accept the gift (professional ethics I suppose) so I gave them to the woman behind me in the queue.
On a similar vein what about double glazing salesmen and their pathetic script based sales pitch? I recently tried to buy a new front door, told the company on the phone I don't want to be a show home, I just want a quote. When the poor sod arrived he started to go into his sales pitch, I told him to go because "I don't want to sit here for hours listening to a lot of lies and garbage". After much arguing and me nearly reducing him to tears he phoned his boss for permission not to go through the sales pitch. Then he quoted me over £6000 (for a bloody door) but said if I put his sign in my front garden and became a "show home" the price would drop to £3500.
Needless to say I showed him the door (the old one). You can buy similar spec doors in B & Q for approx £700 so even allowing £1000 to fit it he was twice the price.
[edited by: Old_Honky at 4:34 pm (utc) on Nov. 14, 2007]
I love it when double glazing salesmen call or knock the door.
One told me I could have the upstairs for free when I had the downstairs. I told him the downstairs was fine, but I'd love them to come and do the upstairs as soon as possible considering I wouldn't have to pay for it. I argued with him for 25 mins that he told me it would be free. Eventually he swore at me and walked off. Cheered me up all day that did.