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    Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:26pm
ive seen it recently...not really snowboard but just outdoor store
Shops will put up the price of the goods only to put discount % on it

eg RRP 39.95 they will sell it for 50.00 but give customers 50% discount
ie sell it for 25 bucks

sure in the end its still cheaper but giving customers false perception of discounting is just wrong!Angry

ive busted both Anaconda/Kathmandu doing it
FFS is your gonna do it at least take off the RRP tag off the products!!LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:34pm
this is the normal in most stores anyways. IT shoudlnt come at a surprise. But they usually put a sticker over the original ticketed price just so you can't tell
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:36pm
sierra does the same thing.  "stunt" msrp at 500 when the blunt is 370 for example or the sierrascope at 500 which is a $400 indoor, but its discounted.

say what you want about "well its sierras boards, they can do what they want with pricing," but the fact is... if its a re-branded board from company X that cost X amount from the company, marking it much higher when its your logo only to discount it to make the sale appear much bigger is definitely deceiving.  its not unusual, im just sayin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:40pm
yeah i know it is pretty much standard practice
but at least remove the original RRP of the product before you bullshit to my face LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:42pm
Did you seriously need to start a thread for this?

Take some business courses.
This is a pricing tactic called High-low pricing.
They make the base price higher and discount it to make it seem more appealing.

This is well-known and widely used. Welcome to the corporate world.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:48pm
Originally posted by Skio25

Did you seriously need to start a thread for this?Take some business courses.This is a pricing tactic called High-low pricing.They make the base price higher and discount it to make it seem more appealing.This is well-known and widely used. Welcome to the corporate world.

wow personal attack much... if you dont like a thread dont read and post in it.......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:53pm
Originally posted by The_Guchi

Originally posted by Skio25

Did you seriously need to start a thread for this?Take some business courses.This is a pricing tactic called High-low pricing.They make the base price higher and discount it to make it seem more appealing.This is well-known and widely used. Welcome to the corporate world.

wow personal attack much... if you dont like a thread dont read and post in it.......


No I'm just a business major and knew exactly what he was describing so I pounced on it like a tiger.

It's something you see everyday, everywhere.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 7:56pm
^^^ right. most people aren't business majors... I know about these tactics since i have been in retail for about 10 years but a lot of people don't so cut the dude some slack
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 8:02pm
Just saying its wrong and if it gets to the extreme..which it hasn't

We have governing bodies that we can call upon to deal with this well known and widely used tactic Wink

http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/815334
Advertising or promotions of 'savings' or 'discounts' on the RRP of goods and services are designed to convince potential customers they are getting a good deal because they are getting it for a price less than the RRP.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 8:03pm
Originally posted by The_Guchi

^^^ right. most people aren't business majors... I know about these tactics since i have been in retail for about 10 years but a lot of people don't so cut the dude some slack


It's still something you can recognize, You just can't put a specific name on it.
I wasn't exaggerating when I said you see it everyday.
While my post may have seemed aggressive, I still put forward a useful contribution (to a useless thread) and pointed the term out.

If you still feel like continuing this argument you are attempting to blow out of proportion, you'll have to do so by yourself.

I am
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myself from this thread.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2010 at 9:15pm
^^^ I like your style......might have been a bit harsh to start off, but the pictures withe words are A+++
started by flossers making floss for flossers
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2010 at 12:38am
me too, but i doubt he'll be able to

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2010 at 12:46am
LOL

 i see what you did there
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2010 at 12:51am
This practice is illegal in the UK.
(The Consumer Protection from Unfair Traiding Regulations 2008)
 
It is a criminal offence to:
 
1.  Claim an RRP if it hasnt actually been on sale at the RRP for at least 28 consecutive days in the previous 6 months.
1.  Market something at an artifically high RRP that you dont intent to sell significant volume of product at just so that you can then reduce it to the price you really intend to sell loads of the stuff at.
 
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2010 at 1:43pm
Originally posted by MadBadDad

This practice is illegal in the UK.
(The Consumer Protection from Unfair Traiding Regulations 2008)
 
It is a criminal offence to:
 
1.  Claim an RRP if it hasnt actually been on sale at the RRP for at least 28 consecutive days in the previous 6 months.
1.  Market something at an artifically high RRP that you dont intent to sell significant volume of product at just so that you can then reduce it to the price you really intend to sell loads of the stuff at.
 




Putting in international section did make sense LOL


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