Re: I may be crazy
- From: Joe Thompson <spam+@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:53:54 +0000 (UTC)
On 2011-06-09, Peter Corlett <abuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Bernard Peek <bap@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is why the advertisers can't give you coupons for things you want.
Why on earth would I be give me a discount on something I was going to buy
anyway? It's just not good business sense. It's only lousy products that
need heavy advertising and complex discount schemes to shift stock.
For a couple of reasons:
1) To make sure you come into their store to get it.
2) To get you in the store a little more often -- "I have this coupon
that's expiring today, and I know I'll need $WHATEVER anyway". And
if you have a coupon for another $WHATEVER that expires next week,
you may well find yourself stopping by before you otherwise would.
And hey, as long as you're here...
My wife and I never use coupons, because keeping track is usually just
too much effort for us. I know one guy who does coupons religiously and
gets his staple groceries nearly "free", but at the cost of several
hours of painstaking effort a week. Ultimately I think it just comes
down to what makes you happy (the economic incentives for the store tend
to push the two things to equilibrium). -- Joe
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