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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Are the great British public really that dim that they seriously believe that The Sales are full of bargains?

The curent Mrs L's mother used to work in a large retailer as buyer, things like clothes were bought in specially for the sales and priced up so that the margin over costs was a mere 260% instead of the more usual 400%. Electrical goods similarly only but with a smaller margin during sales of 60 to 80% as opposed to the 100 to 120% for normal days.

Paying less doesn't mean that you are getting a better deal.

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Precisely, my observation yesterday was the same.

A few months before Christmas i had a look at a pair of shoes i had a notion for, but never bothered. Yesterday, whilst in town, i thought, hmmm, I'll go back and get them in the sales.

How i laughed when i saw them "on sale" for £5 more than they had been during normal trading and that the rrp was now some £20 more than it was in October.

End result being i went to TK maxx and was able to procure them for £15 less. My nonchelance was short lived though as i tripped on the escalator on the way out and made a tit of myself.

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Certainly the sales the large retailers hold this time of a year are a con. A Lumpkin says, a lot of goods are manufactured specifically for sale events and will be placed in the corner of a quiet store at a huge price to get around the regulations.

Smaller retailers will have a sale to clear out the old shite that hasn't sold at full markup.

I loathe shopping at the best of times and will only go when it's quiet and when I know I can go straight to what I want to purchase with the minimum of hassle. Quite why anyone would want to push their way round bluewater and spends hundreds of the banks pounds on crap is beyond me. Wankers.

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my brothers ex is one of those,she bought over £600 quids worth of clothes and things from the next sale a year or so ago.When my brother went mental at her she said 'yes but you don't understand,its half price'.

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Apparently DFS have a sale on.....

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Lord Muck wrote:
Apparently DFS have a sale on.....


they cant be far off paying you to have a sofa off them

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Lumpkin wrote:
Are the great British public really that dim that they seriously believe that The Sales are full of bargains?


Yes.
Simples.

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jonnieboy wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
Apparently DFS have a sale on.....


they cant be far off paying you to have a sofa off them


Well on Christmas eve I took my parents to Comet to buy them a new TV, they found a Toshiba 32 inch HD that they liked for 329 so they found a salesman who then started on the hard sel with addons like special screen cleaner, mains filter and surge protectoe and all that shite, about anopther 150 quid's worth (according to published prices). They said no to any of it and the salesman got more and more desperate and eventially he got to the point where he said that if they bought the TV there and then for 329 (which they were going to do anyway) then he would throw everything in to that price. So they walked out with the tv at the price they were originally prepared to pay and a pile of shite that they didn't want that they are putting on to ebay.

Quality salesmanship that is.

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About two years ago I went into M&S during the sales as I thought I might get a couple of shirts that I liked.
I was astounded/dismayed at what I saw.
There were two women standing over one of those tables with greedy boards on them which was full of jumpers. They were pulling at a jumper like a couple of ol dawgs with a bone. I just wandered past and said "You want to f*cking well grow up, don't you ?"
They both stopped and stared and then both put the jumper down and walked away.

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