SALE! what comes to your mind when you hear the word SALE!!!

Philippines
November 16, 2010 12:34am CST
SALE has been so much abused by businesses here as a marketing strategy. It capture the filipinos' attention. It rings a bell on every JUAN's ear. SALE is for Filipinos would usually mean, cheaper prices, "SULIT, TIPID" prices that you can't have every now and then because SALE happens only on occasion depending on the business establishment's discretion. So, fellow lotters? What comes to your mind when you here the word "SALE"?
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10 responses
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
Haha! For me, the one thing synonymous with the word SALE is ... TRAFFIC! Hahaahh!
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• Philippines
17 Nov 10
hahaha Yeah, it causes traffic and well, it's coming again coz of Christmas...
@toniganzon (38685)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
SHOPPING of course! That would immediately ring a bell to my wallet and wake me up from my slumber. Although I knew for a fact that I won't be actually getting a real bargain, but I knew that I would be spending less than ordinary days. But nowadays, I don't really care much more about the sale fever, since I'm hooked into shopping online. So I rarely go out of the house!
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• Philippines
16 Nov 10
hi there! when i hear the word "SALE", I automatically think that I will get good things in much lower prices. It's like having a good deal at a bargain price. I automatically get thrilled looking around at the shop where a SALE is up...but sometimes I get upset when prices aren't as what I expect it to be. There are shops that put up SALE but the quality of the things on sale is not really worth your money.
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@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
Scam, that's what come to my mind. Sorry, I am a pessimist when it comes to businesses, and I doubt if I will really get ahead of them. Sale is just a way of saying that they are willing to settle for a lesser profit just to move some items. But there will always be a cost to the consumer.
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
Yeah, there will always be a cost to the consumer. But now I've learned how to play and I don't get attracted much on SALE words, I'd rather be attracted to the good quality items even NOT on sale.
@chocobuko (117)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
When I see the word "sale" it means discount,however, nowadays it doesn't mean anything to me anymore. Because I don't compulsively buy things even it is discounted. Now I know more about this marketing strategy and I dont easily get deceive by this word:)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
It's deception nowadays. hahaha Marketing scam! hahaha
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
sale? It means that they want to sell the old stock that's been eating dust for months. It's a way of getting people to buy the items that both of you don't want, in order to save space in your stock room!
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
passing on the old stuff. hahaha nice one! :D
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
19 Nov 10
Of course the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word sale is that I will be able to save some money. It means that the prices of things are reduced from their normal price. I have always been a person that is a sucker for a sale, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I have to run to the store when they are having a sale. I do, however, love to save as much money as possible when I am shopping, so if there is something that I need for a good price I will be there.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
17 Nov 10
i always love the word SALE as well... :-) it always catch my eyes and attention... but i always tell myself that if i don't need the items, then even if they are on sale, I won't buy them since it is just a waste of my money... so i still able to restrain myself even if the business people use SALE as their marketing strategy... take care and have a nice day...
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
16 Nov 10
They do not really make a big difference to me, precisely for the reason that the term has been misused so much. So not all sales are good, or even close to it, at least where I live. So I prefer to buy things when I need them, instead of looking for sales.
@rinfour (250)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
When I was a kid, I was really happy when the malls had these big sales. It meant new clothes and shoes for me. However when I got older, I realized that it is just a ploy to get our hard-earned money. There are some good sales, however there are times when I feel like it's a joke. 10% off on damaged items is not a steal, it's a rip-off. PLUS most of the clothes you buy from department stores can also be bought in small stores near the market. SO, I agree that the word "sale" is just a marketing strategy.