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Posted: 11/1/2006 3:30:44 PM EST
I keep seeing "rollback!" signs in Wal-Mart's grocery side that are getting just plain stupid.

The Red Baron brand pizza is always three bucks a pizza. But half the time it's displayed as selling for "two for $6" and the rest of the time it's displayed as being "Rollback from $3.78 to two for $6!"

Same thing holds for their flavored bottled water, it's always $1.78 for a four-pack unless it's being advertised with a special sticker as "Rollback from $2.22 to $1.78!"

What a crock of shit. I wish they'd quit wasting everyone's time, lower prices by a penny, and just leave the same price tags up all the time. Is anybody really fooled by this nonsense?
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:32:01 PM EST
Well, I'm not.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:32:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By RJGatling:
I keep seeing "rollback!" signs in Wal-Mart's grocery side that are getting just plain stupid.

The Red Baron brand pizza is always three bucks a pizza. But half the time it's displayed as selling for "two for $6" and the rest of the time it's displayed as being "Rollback from $3.78 to two for $6!"

Same thing holds for their flavored bottled water, it's always $1.78 for a four-pack unless it's being advertised with a special sticker as "Rollback from $2.22 to $1.78!"

What a crock of shit. I wish they'd quit wasting everyone's time, lower prices by a penny, and just leave the same price tags up all the time. Is anybody really fooled by this nonsense?


The "Typical" American Consumer is "Mentally Challenged"
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:33:27 PM EST
How about the 1.75 quart icecream boxes now? Remember when they were half gallon boxes?

Not a true hijack. Walmart sells icecream.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:35:13 PM EST



The "Typical" American Consumer is "Mentally Challenged"

I agree with this 110% people are stupid and can not think for for them selves.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:38:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By RJGatling:
I keep seeing "rollback!" signs in Wal-Mart's grocery side that are getting just plain stupid.

The Red Baron brand pizza is always three bucks a pizza. But half the time it's displayed as selling for "two for $6" and the rest of the time it's displayed as being "Rollback from $3.78 to two for $6!"

Same thing holds for their flavored bottled water, it's always $1.78 for a four-pack unless it's being advertised with a special sticker as "Rollback from $2.22 to $1.78!"

What a crock of shit. I wish they'd quit wasting everyone's time, lower prices by a penny, and just leave the same price tags up all the time. Is anybody really fooled by this nonsense?


Rollbacks can last upwards of 90 days. If it is bringing in alot of business they may leave them that price for longer. But the fact is the regular retail price is 3.78.

The 2 for $6 is actually quite brilliant. When people see a sign saying "2 for $$$" or "10 for $$$" they tend to buy that quantity. Remember, most people are not very bright. Impulse buying is a huge money maker.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:38:42 PM EST
Another thing they do...

If you go to the clearance section, you'll see red price stickers that are on items. Alot of he stuff isn't on clearance. It's regular priced and put in the area with a red sticker.

I was told that all Walmart clearance stuff ends in .00


I still love the place.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:40:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kooter:
The 2 for $6 is actually quite brilliant. When people see a sign saying "2 for $$$" or "10 for $$$" they tend to buy that quantity. Remember, most people are not very bright. Impulse buying is a huge money maker.


And most of that stuff they put out for bulk consumption is nearing its expiration date.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:48:35 PM EST
What used to be 8 packs of microwave popcorn are now 6 packs. The cost per pack has gone up.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:51:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cptbwst:



The "Typical" American Consumer is "Mentally Challenged"

I agree with this 110% people are stupid and can not think for for them selves.


First I would like to thank you for the uhhh, compliment. Second I would like to remind you that you are one of us. Have a nice day.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:52:18 PM EST
My $.50 per two liter bottle Sam's soda went up to $.58.


That is a 16% increase!

At least it is not made in China!


Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:53:34 PM EST
Forward to John Stossel
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 4:03:58 PM EST
Shit! Now I feel like an idiot!



Jus­t kidding, I'm not that dumb. We have a medium size retailer that just went bankrupt. The liquidators came in and marked everything to full retail and then gave 10-30% off! This is more than the store was selling it for before they went under!
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 4:11:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
How about the 1.75 quart icecream boxes now? Remember when they were half gallon boxes?

Not a true hijack. Walmart sells icecream.


I noticed that the other day.

I will only buy ice cream from Kroger now, because the only vanilla they had in something other than cheapo brand was in the $4 a box 1.75qt.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 4:14:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 4:15:08 PM EST by capnrob97]

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By RJGatling:
I keep seeing "rollback!" signs in Wal-Mart's grocery side that are getting just plain stupid.

The Red Baron brand pizza is always three bucks a pizza. But half the time it's displayed as selling for "two for $6" and the rest of the time it's displayed as being "Rollback from $3.78 to two for $6!"

Same thing holds for their flavored bottled water, it's always $1.78 for a four-pack unless it's being advertised with a special sticker as "Rollback from $2.22 to $1.78!"

What a crock of shit. I wish they'd quit wasting everyone's time, lower prices by a penny, and just leave the same price tags up all the time. Is anybody really fooled by this nonsense?


Rollbacks can last upwards of 90 days. If it is bringing in alot of business they may leave them that price for longer. But the fact is the regular retail price is 3.78.

The 2 for $6 is actually quite brilliant. When people see a sign saying "2 for $$$" or "10 for $$$" they tend to buy that quantity. Remember, most people are not very bright. Impulse buying is a huge money maker.


Yep, Winn-Dixie has these '10 for $10' deals all the time. I see fools buying 10, not realizing 1 or 2 are the same price
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 4:17:31 PM EST
Walmat is the greatest thing that happened to the US economy





Sorry just kidding.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 4:20:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gorias:

Originally Posted By Cptbwst:



The "Typical" American Consumer is "Mentally Challenged"

I agree with this 110% people are stupid and can not think for for them selves.


First I would like to thank you for the uhhh, compliment. Second I would like to remind you that you are one of us. Have a nice day.


I think (hope) he put that there to see if any of us were paying attention. You can't have 110% of a population---yet.

Dave.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 4:28:35 PM EST
That half of the population with below average intelligence shops at Wal-MArt and they don't care, or even notice.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 4:30:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By ArimoDave:


I think (hope) he put that there to see if any of us were paying attention. You can't have 110% of a population---yet.

Dave.



Sure. The legal population + undocumented population = at least 110%.
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