March 8, 2015
Walking in the mall today, I stopped inside a store that had signs for 70% off, going out of business, everything must go, we are moving. Eager to see what ‘good deals’ could be snagged, I wandered in. The sales associate followed me around the store, chatting non stop about this promotion and that promotion to save 10% or %15 on the already marked down prices.
Yet when I looked around the store, only a small handful of items were at 70% off. The majority of the items were 30% off or even full price.
Now wait just a minute, what’s going on here?
I went into a second store.
In a second store that I choose to visit, the signs were 40% or 30% off. But when I peered closer, the signs for 40% off, were only on clearance. And the signs for 30% were only on pants. Once again, despite signs plastered all over the store for drastic savings, only select items were actually on sale.
When I’m looking at the signs for a sale, I have to pay very close attention to what EXACTLY is on sale. Because often, it may not be on the items I really want.
Have you tried to purchase something on sale, only to find out it really wasn’t?