I get many flyers and advertisements from most of the big equipment shippers. I'll not mention names, but here is a number of observations I noticed recently.
One glossy flyer, that I am sure cost some bucks to produce and mail, list one item that retails normally at $40.20 and is on sale for 38.95 Whats that, a whopping 3% discount. A $1.25 on a forty dollar item. What other business/industry makes a big deal about 3%? Could you imagine going into a store of any type and seeing "grand" sale advertisement banner mentioning 3% discount.
Another flyer mentions a discount of .01...thats ONE CENT, on purchases of frames/w foundation in quantities of over 5,000. Thats right, $1.56 for up to 4,999 and $1.55 for over 5,000.
Another flyer mentions "summer-time savings" and quotes prices. Looking closer, you find nowhere does it say sale, or discount. And if you compare the sale flyer prices with the magazine prices, or the every-day list price from the company themselves, yep thats right....same price.
I guess as an industry its about as good as it gets. Maybe these same commercial shippers saw the same extractor last month sell on ebay that I did. In the discription the seller mentioned something about it being listed in the mags at $187.00 The last bid I saw before it closed was $195.00 Hmmm.. 187.00 brand new, and someone pays 195.00 for used. Go figure.
But wait... now someone is selling 100 queen cages for the introductory initial bid asking price of $17.00 I guess someone hopes nobody notices that the same thing at Kelly's lists for $15.00
I hope its this crazy when I decide to hang it up down the road. Thanks for reading this "complaint of the day". I would be working the bees right now, but the temp reads 99.8 in the shade right now. Think I'll wait awhile....