unrefinery
July 22, 2009  ·  style

Enough with the final sales

There was a period of time where the recession-induced panic of retailers worked to the real advantage of shoppers, as seasonal sales came earlier and with deeper discounts. This has ceased to be the case in mid-summer, where shops have essentially the same inventory of XS and XXL dregs as in previous years, only this time their efforts to flog us into buying their dust-gathering odd sizes and unsuccessful colour options involve greater histrionics that strain credibility. Has "80%" been researched to be the greatest discount that a consumer will believe possible? At some point the percent figure ceases to be an indicator of value and instead calls into question the plausibility of the initial price, yes?

Also See

keyboard_arrow_up