|James "Kimo"Rosen is a retired Professional Photographer living on the|
Garden island of Kaua'i with his best friend Obama Da Dog.
Kimo's World #72
Ads Gone Wild
Is it just me or has advertising gone wild?
Supermarkets,discount stores, fast food, car dealerships and big box store ads make absolutely no sense and seem to have gone insane?
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Nothing is ever just a simple price. Nothing even seems to make business sense? Remember when items where simply priced at .99 each? Now you will see Colgate tooth paste advertised at 5/5/, Frito lay corn chips 2/5.Even at the farmers market you will see papayas advertised at 4/5? Why not just advertise at 1.25 each. DiGiorno frozen Pizza is advertised at 2/12.50. I don't want two pizzas. I just want one and Ironically one pizza alacarte is $5.00.
I could buy 2 individual pizza's cheaper than the package of two? Who manages these stores?
Passing by the car dealerships there are signs posted on used pick up trucks that read, $900.00 and in small writing, it says down. The sign is misleading from a distance because you cannot see the word down until 2 feet away.
A local fast food enterprise advertises; 4-chicken nuggets for $1.60, yet 10 chicken Nuggets are advertised at $4.99. Do the math! It's cheaper to buy 3 packages of 4 chicken nuggets at 1.60 each. Buying 3 packages of 4 nuggets would equal-12 nuggets for $4.80.Therefore saving 20 cents and even getting 2 extra nuggets. Shouldn't you get a better deal buying the bigger package?
A local discount store has has Clorox bleach, 1/2 gallon for $1.60, and the gallon is $3.99. It's cheaper buying 2 half gallons than the larger size gallon.
The old joke about the salesman who was so good he could sell freezers to the Eskimos who live in the Arctic circle is not so far fetched. Don't get me going on Food trucks...
Remember to always check prices, do the math, otherwise the joke may just be on you.
BTW, Have I got a deal for you.
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