From: Mr.T on

"David Clayton" <dcstar(a)NOSPAM.myrealbox.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2010.07.31.06.30.24.828857(a)NOSPAM.myrealbox.com...
> Aldi obviously get a certain quantity of stock of tech items that are
> either end of life (the distributor uses Aldi as a convenient "one-stop"
> outlet to clear stock in one hit) or only available in limited numbers for
> other reasons.

Yep, the "other" reason is to attract people to the store, i.e. bait
advertising.


> They sell what they have and then there is no more, usually anything like
> this that Aldi have is available at a similar price at the usual cut-price
> tech outlets, but the majority of Aldi customers don't seem to know this.

Sometimes, but not often, and even then likely to be more expensive if you
include shipping costs. Just try and get a 1TB external hard drive with
ESATA for $79 for example. Probably anybody even advertising them for that
is even less reputable than ALDI, and certainly doesn't have a 60 day return
policy.


> Some people have said just go an Aldi store the night before (near closing
> time) as they put the stock out for the next day and they *might* just
> sell you one then,

Hardly ever, most of their electronic items do not go on the floor stock at
all. Kept out back or behind the counters.


> If people are going to continually put themselves through stress to
> essentially "save" just a few dollars because they decide that they just
> *must* have the Aldi bargain, then that is the price to pay for this big
> saving.

No argument, except I am still puzzled why the laws do not apply to some
companies. Airlines are even worse of course!

MrT.


From: Mr.T on

"atec77" <atec77(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:i33dq5$7ke$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> > Question remains, does it actually *increase* sales though. If not why
> > bother?
> >
> It does provide extra sales as can be evidenced in the reciepts

*Could* be if they went a few Thursdays with NO special sales items to see
if the "sales receipts" reduced, and then did vice versa to prove a
correlation.
Of course I'm not claiming there isn't, (just no proof either way atm) but
am amazed how stupid people are IF it IS actually the case.

MrT.


From: atec77 on
On 2/08/2010 3:32 PM, Mr.T wrote:
> "atec77"<atec77(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:i33dq5$7ke$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>> Question remains, does it actually *increase* sales though. If not why
>>> bother?
>>>
>> It does provide extra sales as can be evidenced in the reciepts
>
> *Could* be if they went a few Thursdays with NO special sales items to see
> if the "sales receipts" reduced, and then did vice versa to prove a
> correlation.
> Of course I'm not claiming there isn't, (just no proof either way atm) but
> am amazed how stupid people are IF it IS actually the case.
>
> MrT.
>
>
It is having seen it work elsewhere

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