From: "MatSav" matthew | dot | savage | at | dsl | dot | pipex | dot | on
Bill L wrote:
> fred wrote:
> > Friday and Sat this week, spend over 50quid and get 20% off
> > at B&Q.
>
> Luckily, I went in last night to make some choices about
> kitchen
> units and worktops and noticed the 20% stickers everywhere.
> I went back today and bought:

<snip>

>
> Total cost, less than �900!! - I saved over 200 quids

No, you didn't. You spent almost �900 - you didn't "save"
anything.

"SAVE!" is a marketing tool, wherby over-inflated prices are
reduced to something near their real market value.

You'd save even more if you didn't spend anything in the first
place.

There is a difference between value and price, of course.
Something is worth as much as anyone is prepared to pay for it.

Did you do any price comparisons? You'll probably find that you
could have bought the same products cheaper elsewhere, even after
the "20% off"!

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MatSav


From: geoff on
In message <obmdndOWkLGejAPWnZ2dnUVZ7qadnZ2d(a)pipex.net>, MatSav
<matthew@|.dot.invalid> writes
>Bill L wrote:
>> fred wrote:
>> > Friday and Sat this week, spend over 50quid and get 20% off
>> > at B&Q.
>>
>> Luckily, I went in last night to make some choices about
>> kitchen
>> units and worktops and noticed the 20% stickers everywhere.
>> I went back today and bought:
>
><snip>
>
>>
>> Total cost, less than �900!! - I saved over 200 quids
>
>No, you didn't. You spent almost �900 - you didn't "save"
>anything.
>
I was going to make the same reply, just CBA ...

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geoff