Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fuzzy Target Math...

Consumerist has a running joke about "Target Math". Their latest installment shows yet another example (shown here) and ponders why you'd buy one box of 10 Zone Perfect bars when you can buy two boxes of 5 for $1 less. For a collection of "Target Math" stories, check out the archive.

Five years ago, a Target employee wrote Consumerist to explain why the chain’s pricing appears to be so crazy, and how to deal when there’s an illogical price on something that you want to buy.

“That goes for anything. If you see something marked as one price, and it scans or rings up wrong, you can tell someone and have the price corrected,” explained the anonymous employee. “It’s best to find someone on the sales floor to clear it up instead of waiting until the cash register, because the cashier is going to call the sales floor anyway.”

3 comments:

Seo Sea said...
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Critifur said...

^^^ What? LOL

Target Addict said...

Critifur: I just deleted the bizarre comment above. Honestly, ever since I signed up for AdSense, I've been getting some pretty wacko comments.