Kimo's world #28)
If all business's priced themselves like the airlines
Imagine if restaurants, supermarkets and all business enterprises priced themselves like the airlines.
Why is checking the price of airline flights like playing the stock market, up one day, down the next.?
Flights from smaller airports can be cheaper. weekend trips are less expensive when you depart on Saturday and return on Monday.Departing on a Friday and returning on a Sunday can wind up costing 2-3 times more than the cheapest time to book.
Airlines release their last-minute weekend deals on Tuesdays, so being flexible can save you money.
Tuesday and Wednesday are the cheapest days to fly. The weekends are the most expensive.
On a Hawaiian airlines flight of 102 miles flight from Lihue to Honolulu fares can start at $89.30 one way, however you can wind up paying fares of $97, $103, $117, $128,162,192, 207etc. for the exact same seat. There are also plus fee's of $25.00 for the first bag and $35.00 for the second and each additional bag.
Airline fares from Los Angeles to Chicago have an even greater variance starting at low as $109 one way all the way up to nearly $2,000.
Now imagine if restaurants price themselves like the airlines;
That would mean on a busy day a hamburger could cost $25.00 or more (similar to food trucks on Kauai) or on a not so busy day a hamburger might cost $2.50. I know the price I would prefer!
If you want a good deal on steak and lobster go out to eat on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Pizzas would be most expensive on the weekends, however Mondays would be a great deal on Pizza.
Going shopping at the supermarket on Tuesdays or Wednesdays could mean hundreds of dollars in savings or going on the weekends would make one go broke.
The same is true for buying new cars, who ever pays sticker price on anew car? Who ever pays listed price on real estate? I have even found that my neighbors who have the exact same cable packages all pay a different price than me. Of course I have the best deal, because everything is negotiable.
Thrift stores are getting too expensive and trendy too. Ironically I have seen cheaper prices on new clothes than paying for used clothes that were once worn by dead people.
The key to getting a good deals is never being afraid to ask for it. Maybe it would be good if restaurants, supermarkets and all business's charged like the airlines?
For those upset over merchants charging premium prices for water during the recent hurricane watch and wanting to prosecute for price gouging just take a look at the airlines and every other business being guilty of the same.
It's all about supply and demand, free enterprise and capitalism!
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