The alternate title to this was going to be, “How stupid do they think we are”? I decided to go with today’s title because it sounds nicer.
Now two months ago my fake ice cream was priced at $4.99. Pretty steep but worth it as a treat. Since I can’t have milk products I have to get a chocolate fix somehow.
Recently I noted a price change……
Now tell me something. How is the new low price lower. We went from $4.99 to $5.99 with a fake marked price of $7.19. Do they really think regular shoppers missed the price increase?
At the entrances and exits of Fry’s they have big signs on their new lower prices. Hmmmm. I wonder how many things have been massively marked up then cut only to still be higher than two months ago.
I have a feeling some marketing genius thought this would be a great way to disguise inflation. Maybe they learned from the FED. Who knows, maybe Greenspan advised them on how to hide inflation.
Any way you cut it, this is deceptive marketing. Id go into a deeper rant on inflation, but I’m blogging from the iPhone after shopping. Maybe tomorrow.