Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fake Sale at Wal-Mart

HA! Remember my previous post wondering why Wal-Mart increased the price of their soda to $1.58 and then put it on a pallet right at the front door? Here's the answer: So they could drop the price back down and advertise it as a "sale price" a few days later.

I rather expect places like Stop & Shop to do that, but Wal-Mart's niche is supposed to be the no-gimmicks, everyday lowest prices store. And for the most part they do have lower prices. So is this really necessary? Is there some deep-seated need to feed into to the 'Wal-Mart is evil' reputation?

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