Friday, April 18, 2008
The door opened. My wife walked in a few seconds later with a HUGE grin on her face. She stepped back outside momentarily into the garage. She returned with a 2 bags. I quickly noticed that the bags were from a department store and not a grocery store.
Me: "What's in the bag, baby?"
Mrs.12: "What bag?"
Me: The bag that's behind you
Mrs.12: Oh...you mean THAT bag
Me:Yeah. That one.
Mrs.12: I just bought some shoes
Me: Shoes? For who?
Mrs.12: For me. They were on sale.
She then reaches in the bag to show them to me.
Mrs12: Aren't they cute???
Me: Yes. They are fly. But when you say that they were on sale that doesn't mean anything. The shoes were prolly marked up to begin with.
Mrs.12: Awww quit hatin'. I got a good deal for these shoes. I'll rock em all summer long.
Me: *sigh*...i mumble something under my breath as I exit the room
One of the FIRST things that I learned in Marketing 101 is that when you see the word SALE...beware. In order to deem if it were truly on SALE, you must know what the original price was. As consumers, we never know. Sometimes when you drop a hunnid bux on shoes or a dress that was on SALE...you have to ask yourself what was the true price before you bought it. Was it really only worth $50 and it was advertised at $250 but sold for $100 to make you think that you got a deal? That's the way that I think. Some call it cheap...some call it frugal...I really don't care what you call it. LOL.
WEBSTER'S definition of being on sale...
able to be bought at reduced prices.
Now, I'm not saying that Mrs.12 DIDN'T get a good deal on her shoes but I just don't fall for that sale jargon. haaaaa
So...you tell me. When was the last time that YOU got a good deal on a SALE. It could be anything. Or something that you would call a STEAL.