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Old 26-07-2021, 02:21 PM
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Nothing is ever twice any more, always “two times” grrrr.
Even less used would be "thrice" for 3x

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Old 26-07-2021, 02:35 PM
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A little bit off the topic at hand ,but how about....

When you go shopping and you pick an article to buy and it say's $4.99 ....

Oh dear look, that's cheap only $4.99

no it's not ...it's $5.00 at the checkout

They think we are ' simple ' because we see the 4 .... some sort of retail gimmick to play on the masses.

Where's my 1c change

Edit ... why don't they just mark the price as $5.00 and be done with it.
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Old 26-07-2021, 03:27 PM
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A little bit off the topic at hand ,but how about....

When you go shopping and you pick an article to buy and it say's $4.99 ....

Oh dear look, that's cheap only $4.99

no it's not ...it's $5.00 at the checkout

They think we are ' simple ' because we see the 4 .... some sort of retail gimmick to play on the masses.

Where's my 1c change

Edit ... why don't they just mark the price as $5.00 and be done with it.
Maybe the CEO transfers all the one cents to and account and distributes with his group. The shop gets their $4-99 so those figures add up so even a decent audit must conclude nothing to see here...

And if someone is in charge of a major shopping complex and he is not onto that would you want a mug like that heading the company.

I had a young chap working for me who's father was a publican..the subject came up ( many years ago now) as to what one would pay a manager of your pub...he said "You pay him about $250 week but if he cant sting you for another $100 he is not worth employing"

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Old 26-07-2021, 04:37 PM
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"safe space"

"my bad" - In the context of being said after doing something that is bad, but they aren't sorry.

"Just sayin" - I welcome clarification on that one. It presents to me as a example where someone wants to say something, but doesn't want to own the consequences of saying it. What's the deal?
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Old 26-07-2021, 06:03 PM
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Alex, The $4.99 example you quoted is standard practice in retail. Extensive
research found that more of any given article marked at $4.99 for example,
will sell, compared to the same article marked at $5.00. To people that buy
on impulse $4.99 does indeed sound cheaper.
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Old 26-07-2021, 07:26 PM
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Alex, The $4.99 example you quoted is standard practice in retail. Extensive
research found that more of any given article marked at $4.99 for example,
will sell, compared to the same article marked at $5.00. To people that buy
on impulse $4.99 does indeed sound cheaper.
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Spot on Raymo .....!!
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Even less used would be "thrice" for 3x
Crikey JA, prolly haven’t heard that since primary school

Which brings me to another annoyance… we use 2x … 3x … meaning two times … three times…

What bugs me is when folk say two ex … three ex…
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Alex, The $4.99 example you quoted is standard practice in retail. Extensive
research found that more of any given article marked at $4.99 for example,
will sell, compared to the same article marked at $5.00. To people that buy
on impulse $4.99 does indeed sound cheaper.
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Are the buying public really that silly? I find that fifficult to accept
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Look at it this way Alex. if, for a figure plucked out of the sky, say 2% of
shoppers are sucked in, that's 2% more items sold. If all your goods are marked in this way you've increased your revenue by doing virtually nothing.
If you are a large company such as Woolies or Coles, 2% of your annual revenue is a very large amount of money.
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Old 27-07-2021, 12:17 AM
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Look at it this way Alex. if, for a figure plucked out of the sky, say 2% of
shoppers are sucked in, that's 2% more items sold. If all your goods are marked in this way you've increased your revenue by doing virtually nothing.
If you are a large company such as Woolies or Coles, 2% of your annual revenue is a very large amount of money.
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I do understand the idea Raymo ... There are lots of things employed in marketing ..we would turn on the hot plate in a house open for inspection and place a few drops of vanilla essence on it to give off a homely baking smell ...one American sales trainer advocated giving folk a very hot cup of coffee so they would need to stay longer in the house Did it work I dont know but I remember reading a lot on marketing and it was rather deep and somewhat sinister.
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Old 27-07-2021, 04:34 PM
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Alex, The $4.99 example you quoted is standard practice in retail. Extensive
research found that more of any given article marked at $4.99 for example,
will sell, compared to the same article marked at $5.00. To people that buy
on impulse $4.99 does indeed sound cheaper.
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"Moving forward ",, middle management speak for I am not going to deal with the issue/problem.
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Ladies, you try sitting on a train (etc.) with two soft boiled eggs between your thighs and see how you go.
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For me, it's saying "he/she was like" instead of "he/she said".
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Ladies, you try sitting on a train (etc.) with two soft boiled eggs between your thighs and see how you go.
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"It is what it is". annoys the hell out of me. It brings nothing to the table, might as well not say anything at all.

If it is what it is then it obviously isnt what it isnt, is it?
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That Ceasar was a great general when in fact he was firstly a murdering slave trader.
Think of how many people died under his orders and how many lives sold to slavery but the real sadness is folk just think nothing of any of the horror. Personally I find the fact we have a month named in his honour disgusting in the extreme.

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a common line they use which I absolutely loath ... "It is what it is"
Agree. Que sera sera sounds a lot better.
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That Ceasar was a great general when in fact he was firstly a murdering slave trader.
Think of how many people died under his orders and how many lives sold to slavery but the real sadness is folk just think nothing of any of the horror. Personally I find the fact we have a month named in his honour disgusting in the extreme.

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Yes but it is the month with the crappiest weather. Not sure he would have liked that
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Yes but it is the month with the crappiest weather. Not sure he would have liked that
He probably did not like March
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