Is "Free" really free?
September 22, 2016 11:49am CST
This actually came up in a discussion I was having with a colleague today. She brought a carton of juice with a higher sugar content because it was 30% free! I pointed out to her that well it's not actually free, cos she paid for it. Not only that, but she didn't like the juice. And she's now worried about the sugar content. So, this "free" thing is actually quite costly. Do you know any truly "free" stuff? That's given to you without any hidden "costs"?
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• Bangalore, India
Na. There is always a hidden reason for these offers...it is close to the expiry date, they need to get rid of the old batch to get in new ones, a better product is going to come up so they need to get rid of the old ones, In fast food stores it is always to finish the products bordering on getting stale.
• United States
"free" is one of those words I actually try to avoid. In my email daily, I get offers for free things. but I have to pay shipping and handling. So it's not free. Gimmicks like that with the juice get to me, as well. How much was the juice before the extra amount was added? How do we know it's really free? Of course, I ordered a candle last night and with it came a free candle holder. I saw the prices of both and the shipping and it really came out that the holder was free, so I bought it. I actually wanted the candle anyway. But we have to really study everything to see if anything is ever truly free.