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why price tags mean nothing

OK, I”m confused.

Confused that people can be so gullible when it comes to shopping, whether it’s clothes, food, etc.

I saw this morning that tj maxx is is being criticized for “deceiving pricing”. For example, their “compare to” price tags. The criticism is that those “compare to” prices aren’t really accurate.

DUH. Do you mean I was supposed to believe those tags? You mean I was supposed to believe that a clothing store doesn’t exaggerate their discount? Gosh, I thought I was supposed to believe all advertising.

confusion

confusion

Then there’s grocery stores that promote a 10 for $10.00 that tricks people into buying more than they should.

I have a question.

Where are people’s brains? Do they park them in the parking lot with their cars? Do they lose all brain power when they shop?

parking lot

I really don’t get it.

No store makes anyone buy anything. No advertising, no marketing concept, and no pricing forces a purchase on anyone.

My husband and I are in the process of doing a small kitchen re-model. We have an idea of what we want to spend. We know what it’s worth to us. I can guarantee no one will talk us into buying anything we don’t want.

The fact that there’s a class action lawsuit against tj maxx is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard.

People, use the intelligence you have.

Does the grocery ad say you have to buy ten to get each for a dollar? Probably not.

And even if it does, do you need ten?

Honestly, I don’t know what has happened to common sense.

I would blame it on the current generation except I know poor financial decisions have existed ever since man was created. The Bible often refers to the consequences of poor financial decisions.

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The “housing bubble” of a few years back is a good example. No one twisted anyone’s arms to buy a house they couldn’t afford. If a banking authority suggested one could afford a more expensive house, it was still the responsibility of the buyer not to agree to it.

Can I afford a Mercedes-Benz? I’ll bet a car dealer could manipulate some numbers to convince me I could. Numbers can always be manipulated. But would I know in my heart of hearts that it would be a stupid decision?

Yep.

So folks, don’t blame someone (or God)  else for poor financial decisions. Or for any other poor decision either.

I don’t.

And yes, I’ve made some stupid money decisions as well. But for me it’s usually a case of buying something I don’t need rather than spending more than I should. And I wouldn’t think of blaming someone else.

Anyway, that little news blurp really got my attention.

God bless and have a good day. (And don’t be talked into spending more money than you should. K?)

 

 

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  1. This reminds me of the whole “McDonald’s made fat” lawsuit. Everyone knows that eating McDonald’s everyday isn’t healthy. But it isn’t like there is a member of staff on the street, dragging you into the store and force feeding you to eat burgers. Your fat because you chose to walk in and eat burgers everyday and not do any other form of exercise lol I feel your pain on this as it’s something that drives me insane xXx

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