Q: hmmm.... did it used to really have that retail price?

iowahawkeyes
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I have noticed a lot on those deal sites like 1saleaday.com and buy.com and those kind of sites that the retail price is always so much higher than I find it in other online stores. What its doing which I have noticed is its making people think they are getting an amazing deal when its really not that special.  Have any of you guys noticed that before? I'm sure I have. What do you guys think about that?
iowahawkeyes posted Apr 07, 2012
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kffight3r
its called marketing
kffight3r (rep: 712) posted Apr 07, 2012
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iowahawkeyes
@kffight3r I know that, I just wanted to kind of have people look out for that so they don't get something just because its "soooo cheap!" when its really just an ok price.
iowahawkeyes (rep: 4.25k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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akaricke
Same with Amazon. A lot of the "retail prices" seem blown out of proportion.
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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encorez
people should never, never look at the retail price, it is all a scam....
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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dealwagger
iowahawkeyes, that is part of what makes it so hard to shop around! You have to know what a good "buy price" is because retail is so screwy. Like in my case, I recently started paying close attention to what a good buy price is for different types of produce and I realized that the featured sale prices in the two major grocery stores around here are consistently higher than the regular price at Aldi's!
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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encorez
I love how one of the FP deal was 24 non-alkaline batteries for $5 and retail price was $1.40 for each battery.....and it was on the FP.....lol
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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skaro964
They are useing the MFG Suggested Retail Price(MSRP), With the exception of Canada as far as I know which requires one to be sold at that price before the lower price can be declared a sale price, we don't require it. So it is perfectly legal to use the MSRP when posting items for sale. It is usually the price charged for top end retailers. By the time it comes down to us it is not quite a true reflection of the price.
skaro964 (rep: 4.1k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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erick99
Fiction :)
erick99 (rep: 17.2k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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erick99
That deal for batteries comes up EVERY DAY. .21 for a zinc-carbon battery is not a deal for the consumer but it is a great deal for the seller. You can buy alkaline batteries for .21 each. But every day that deal surfaces as a "deal."
erick99 (rep: 17.2k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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encorez
^ then people post comments of what a great deal it is,.... makes you wonder?
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Apr 07, 2012
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