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Posted: 11/1/2001 7:44:08 AM EST
Store managers, please help me out with this: Why do stores (hardware, gun, grocery, etc.) have such a hard time [b]displaying the prices[/b] of their products? It's terribly annoying to waste time on a shopping trip trying to figure out how much something costs. [b]Most[/b] stores do a good job of putting the price on [b]most[/b] of their products, but there are many exceptions. An example: earlier this week, I was at a local range and gun shop that was advertising a sale on "Remington shotguns and ammo". They had a large stack of UMC .44 Magnum ammo prominently displayed -- without any signs or any price tags on the boxes. I considered buying some, but I decided it wouldn't be worthwhile to hunt down a clerk to find out what the price was. [:|]
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 8:54:05 AM EST
Because we like to size up the customer's wallet before giving them the price. Isn't that pretty obvious.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 8:59:01 AM EST
It's a sales gimmick/strategy. They want to have the customer to have to speak to the sales staff. It's done by several dealers at local gunshows. I don't care for the practice, personally.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 9:32:00 AM EST
Well, it's a sales gimmick that I refuse to go for. I won't buy from stores that don't display prices.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 12:13:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By David_Hineline: Because we like to size up the customer's wallet before giving them the price. Isn't that pretty obvious.
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That's probably the case at some auto dealerships but I doubt my neighborhood grocery store is going to play that game with their endive and muffin mix. [;)]
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