Re: I may be crazy
- From: Bron Gondwana <brong@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 20:54:50 +0200
In alt.sysadmin.recovery, on 10 Jun 2011 00:34:22 GMT
Alan J Rosenthal <flaps@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
SteveD <usenet@xxxxxxxx> writes:
It primes people to lose faith in the accuracy of advertised prices instead
of demanding they be accurate.
Actually I think it's innumeracy which does this.
It means that a shop can advertise a price below what their competitor is
advertising and actually charge more at the till than that competitor.
Not if they're in the same tax jurisdiction.
But I'm not defending this. I'm just saying it's not a "bait-and-switch".
Although it smells a bit like one, it's not one.
It's like a bank sending out legitimate emails saying:
To update your details go to: <a
It provides noise that pollutes your junk filter, and makes you less
able to recognise when you're being scammed by a non-blatant amount.
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