People love a sale.
But sales are screwing everything up!
The problem is that we’ve been conditioned by a sale
to the point that now paying full price makes me feel like
I’m not being smart with my money.
People love to tell about the good deal they uncovered.
That’s how you turn pro.
I don’t hear too many telling how smart they are
by paying full retail price,
“oh I only buy MSRP, that’s how you do it.”
If it’s not on sale then it’s overpriced
When I’m shopping, I can’t get it out of my mind
that the company determines what I’ll pay, not me.
You hear often that something is only worth
what another will pay for it.
I guess that’s not completely true.
I like in olden times when people would take to trading.
“What’ll ye give me fer it?”
If I go into a store and bring a $35 item up to the counter
and say “I’ll give ye 20 bucks fer it.” They’ll say no.
When it’s on sale, if I try to give them $35 for it,
they’ll say no.
What’s going on here?
I have no say in the process other than
whether I accept their offer.
Now we’re even lured into a purchase
if they offer free shipping.
Like we don’t think they’d change the price
of the items to cover that.
To find a deal, you gotta be willing to search it out.
How can we go about changing the entire system
of paying what a company determines we should pay?
The goal of both the manufacturer
and the retailer is to sell to us.
Can we wrestle back control by saying
what we’ll pay and negotiating with ‘em?
Sales clerks would get back to actually selling,
making deals to get product off the shelves
instead of just moving it to a clearance rack.
Eh, that’s way too much hassle.
I’m already tired of the idea.
I’ll start my revolution depending on how badly
I need that piece of thing at the moment.
A-ha! That’s how we get got.