Savings?!

@nela13 (15263)
Portugal
March 15, 2019 9:43am CST
I haven't realized yet if people don't look at the original price when they buy something that it on sale or if the supermarkets think that we are all dumb and will buy the product just because it has a big poster saying that it is a good opportunity or that the product is on sale... I always check the original price that sometimes is written in very small letters, when I buy something that is on sale to comfirm if it worth buying the product or not. Do you check the original price of products that are on sale?
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@hereandthere (35663)
• Philippines
15 Mar
can you translate the sign for me? i don't see where the discount is - from 2.38 to 2.38?
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
That is right, there is no promotion there but in the sign it says that it is a good opportunity
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• Philippines
15 Mar
@nela13 if they focus on the words but not the numbers, they'll be duped alright!
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
@hereandthere I think the supermarkets are counting on that.
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@LadyDuck (208199)
• Switzerland
15 Mar
Not only I check the original price, I check the quantity. Last week I saw yeast sachets marked as "permanently cheaper". Well they are down a few cents, but before there were 5 sachets in the bag and now there are only 3. CHEATERS!
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
Yes, sometimes they reduce the quantity and we end paying the original price.
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@LadyDuck (208199)
• Switzerland
15 Mar
@nela13 In this case it's more expensive than before, I sent an email to the manager.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
@LadyDuck you did well, they must know that we are aware of their tricks to cheat us.
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@Nevena83 (17878)
• Serbia
16 Mar
Yes, I'm checking the original price.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
16 Mar
If we don't do that we may be cheated.
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@Nevena83 (17878)
• Serbia
16 Mar
@nela13 Yes, you are right. Dealers make various scams.
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@LowRiderX (4058)
• Serbia
19 Mar
@Nevena83 We especially check in Serbia here everything (and the expiration date for not poisoning)
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@porwest (13342)
• United States
16 Mar
Despite that the sign clearly shows an error, I don't rely on original prices as much as I rely on what I call my threshold price. For example, I will not pay more than $1.99 per pound for pork steak. So even if the store's original price is $2.5o a pound and it's on sale for $2.01, to me that's not a deal, and so in my mind not a true sale. It's a true sale under $1.99.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
16 Mar
That is a good strategy, I also don't buy something that is on sale if I think it is too expensive.
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@porwest (13342)
• United States
16 Mar
@nela13 Got to watch our every penny, that's for sure. And be smarter than "the man."
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
16 Mar
@porwest they have many tricks to cheat us.
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@DianneN (109320)
• United States
15 Mar
I always check the original prices on everything.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
That is quite important otherwise we will be cheated.
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@DianneN (109320)
• United States
15 Mar
@nela13 I agree. I also try to check our receipts. Sometimes there are errors on those, too.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
@DianneN that is another thing we should be careful, sometimes products that are on sale, are charged at its original price.
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@dgobucks226 (16258)
18 Mar
Yes, one must be careful not to be fooled by the signs. In the stores I shop at, the signs will read save $1.99 and if your not alert you might think that is the sale price. I receive a circular in the mail which lists the on sale items in the store with the prices.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
19 Mar
Yes, now I always check promotions online and then only buy what really interests me and where it is cheaper.
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@dgobucks226 (16258)
23h
@nela13 One of the best ways to save..
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
23h
@dgobucks226 If we compare we will always know where to get the best deal.
@May2k8 (7878)
• Indonesia
16 Mar
I memorized the prices and checked them again, if it didn't match, I would ask the cashier.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
16 Mar
That is a wise thing to do. supermarkets have lost of tricks to cheat us.
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@May2k8 (7878)
• Indonesia
17 Mar
@nela13 Every penny we come out is very valuable, just try if they get thousands of people a day shopping.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
17 Mar
@May2k8 true, It can be just a few cents but with só many people buying daily they earn a lot.
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@Janet357 (10305)
15 Mar
I always do, so that i will know how much will i save. There are times when they add some item to the product and they say, you can save a lot by buying the two if them. But the truth is, you dont. It’s like buying the two of them literally.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
That is another way to cheat us.
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@Janet357 (10305)
15 Mar
@nela13 yes, just a marketing strategy.
@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
@Janet357 and we end up spending more money.
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@janethwayne (2608)
16 Mar
Yes I do. I look at the tag.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
16 Mar
we should always do that otherwise we may be cheated by the supermarkets.
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16 Mar
@nela13 Yeah if we are not careful.
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@KlyliePot (5650)
• Cavite City, Philippines
15 Mar
Yes definitely.. So I can know how much do I saved
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
Of course, some promotions aren't promotions at all.
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@KlyliePot (5650)
• Cavite City, Philippines
20 Mar
@nela13 correct..
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@snowy22315 (62701)
• United States
17 Mar
Yes, because just because it says sale...does not mean it is!
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
17 Mar
That is right, in this case there were no promotions at all.
@Corbin5 (134448)
• United States
15 Mar
I do not always check the original price. I should start doing that.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
Yes, do that because they frequently try to cheat us.
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@moonandstars (13244)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 Mar
I do, of course.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
It is the wise thing to do.
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@JohnRoberts (76552)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Mar
Yes, I do. Bargains are sometimes illusions.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
Very frequently, sometimes they increase the original price to make promotions.
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@LowRiderX (4058)
• Serbia
19 Mar
Shopping scam (in one hand) also, the price for examples 4.99 or 11.99 or 6.99 It drives me crazy
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
19 Mar
They put those prices because they think we are all dumb.
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@LowRiderX (4058)
• Serbia
19 Mar
@nela13 Optical fault...And when someone asks what's the price is, we say '6 and something' and it's actually 7 just sound and look different
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
19 Mar
@LowRiderX yes, but if you pay attention almost everything has its price ending in .99
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@youless (96988)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar
In fact now I pay more attention to how they charge me at last. For example, I remember one day I bought somethink from the supermarket with a discount price. However, they charged me in a higher price and I told that they made a mistake not updating the price. In the past I didn't check this but now I found that it is something I should care about. As I wouldn't pay so much for that and this is why it drew my attention.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
19 Mar
Supermarkets have many tricks to fool us, we should be awareof them to protect us.
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@youless (96988)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
@nela13 You are quite right.
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@JESSY3236 (8692)
• United States
19 Mar
I sometimes do.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
19 Mar
I always do, aren't you afraid of being cheated?
@acelawrites (15049)
• Philippines
17 Mar
Such sales discounts are very misleading; one have to be cautious when buying it. You are wise to look for the original price.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
18 Mar
In this case there Is no promotion at all.
@jobelbojel (11139)
• Philippines
16 Mar
Did the supermarket management forgot to put the original price? No savings there.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
16 Mar
No, he didn't forget, the original price is there and It Is the same as the one in "promotion"
@just4him (144714)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Mar
I see by the sign there's no sale on that item. I do check if there's a sale sign posted on the item I want to purchase.
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@nela13 (15263)
• Portugal
15 Mar
Yes, there were no sale at all but in the poster it says that it is a good opportunity
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