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survival without anything with retard prices?
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Posted 12/14/14 , edited 12/19/14
Would you survive if you did not buy anything that has that kind of madness on the price tag?

In plain English - correct me if I'm wrong, it's not my first language - such price means: "our business is operated by complete idiot" or "I'm selling my products to complete idiots" or both.

Just imagine, you come to a restaurant and are greeted with: "Hello, idiot! Do you want a table for smokers or non-smokers, idiot?"

Excluding scenarios when you grab things you know well and notice only total if anything. Are there enough to survive, or any at all mentally healthy sellers in your habitat?

Disclaimer: this is a general topic. any resemblance to monthly price of subscription on whatever anime streaming site is purely coincidental lol = don't ban me! Ɑ:
Posted 12/14/14 , edited 12/14/14
survival without anything with retard prices? that would be suspicious behavior oni mage san

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Disclaimer: this is a general topic. any resemblance to monthly price of subscription on whatever anime streaming site is purely coincidental lol = don't ban me! Ɑ:


lol
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Posted 12/14/14 , edited 12/14/14
Is this thread about living expenses or marketing with retards? If only I could speak your language lol
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Posted 12/14/14
OP, I understand that English isn't your first language, but throwing around the word 'retard' like that is frowned upon in America/English speaking countries. Just an FYI; for future reference.
Posted 12/14/14
I find it funny that this sentence, "i.e. ending with .99, .95 etc depending on currency" makes more sense than any of the description and captures the essence of the thread.

And I don't I think I would survive. Everything I buy has a retarded price tag! Got me thinking why does this world revolves around complexity instead of simplicity?

Why can't prices be $7 instead of $6.95? or $400 instead of $399?
Posted 12/14/14

Dubnoman wrote:

OP, I understand that English isn't your first language, but throwing around the word 'retard' like that is frowned upon in America/English speaking countries. Just an FYI; for future reference.


I think he didn't mean it like that, more like a quote if anything, but fair point.
Posted 12/14/14

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I find it funny that this sentence, "i.e. ending with .99, .95 etc depending on currency" makes more sense than any of the description and captures the essence of the thread.

And I don't I think I would survive. Everything I buy has a retarded price tag! Got me thinking why does this world revolves around complexity instead of simplicity?

Why can't prices be $7 instead of $6.95? or $400 instead of $399?


the number 9 is very important in the money world
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

I find it funny that this sentence, "i.e. ending with .99, .95 etc depending on currency" makes more sense than any of the description and captures the essence of the thread.

And I don't I think I would survive. Everything I buy has a retarded price tag! Got me thinking why does this world revolves around complexity instead of simplicity?

Why can't prices be $7 instead of $6.95? or $400 instead of $399?



I think what they found in studies decades ago was that by making something $19.99 instead of $20...you basically have the same price, but when people see $19.xx vs $20, there is something there psychologically, even if small. People get impacted slightly, psychologically, by the lesser dollar amount (in this case, '19'), even though, if you stop to think about it, it is pretty much a $20 purchase. Anyway, how these things slightly and subtly play with our psychology end up making the cost of a product look more attractive. Your mind basically is like "Oh, it is under $20".

I think that it was more effective decades ago. Nowadays, a lot of consumers are smarter or we know more about marketing and advertising. Heck, a lot of college students every year now study marketing and advertising. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to change how things are now, as in, make prices $7, $20, $50, etc. While it might have been useful for companies in the past, we can probably drop that weird pricing system nowadays and things would work out fine for companies.

Or maybe not. I didn't study marketing and advertising in college and maybe this weird way of pricing is still pretty beneficial for companies.
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I have no idea what OP is trying to say…
But i would like to have prices that'd effectively eliminate the penny as currency. I'm sick of having to stow so many pennies away. Also, im sick of having an [email protected]@19 etc sales tax instead of a cohesive 8% one… or any lower percent for that matter…

I find (insert number here).99 to be irksome as well. It's like, just price the thing at $20 as supposed to $19.99… eliminate that one penny remaining… to compensate for all the damn pennies I'll be receiving back if I pay in cash…
Posted 12/14/14

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GayAsianBoy wrote:

I find it funny that this sentence, "i.e. ending with .99, .95 etc depending on currency" makes more sense than any of the description and captures the essence of the thread.

And I don't I think I would survive. Everything I buy has a retarded price tag! Got me thinking why does this world revolves around complexity instead of simplicity?

Why can't prices be $7 instead of $6.95? or $400 instead of $399?


the number 9 is very important in the money world


it's also important in making love potions
Posted 12/14/14

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severticas wrote:
the number 9 is very important in the money world


it's also important in making love potions


hahah.
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.99 cents for you OP.

Posted 12/14/14
i bring magical carpet for oni to fly to a land where they use cheap/less value looking numbers xD. the land of pirates.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

I find it funny that this sentence, "i.e. ending with .99, .95 etc depending on currency" makes more sense than any of the description and captures the essence of the thread.

And I don't I think I would survive. Everything I buy has a retarded price tag! Got me thinking why does this world revolves around complexity instead of simplicity?

Why can't prices be $7 instead of $6.95? or $400 instead of $399?



I think what they found in studies decades ago was that by making something $19.99 instead of $20...you basically have the same price, but when people see $19.xx vs $20, there is something there psychologically, even if small. People get impacted slightly, psychologically, by the lesser dollar amount (in this case, '19'), even though, if you stop to think about it, it is pretty much a $20 purchase. Anyway, how these things slightly and subtly play with our psychology end up making the cost of a product look more attractive. Your mind basically is like "Oh, it is under $20".

I think that it was more effective decades ago. Nowadays, a lot of consumers are smarter or we know more about marketing and advertising. Heck, a lot of college students every year now study marketing and advertising. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to change how things are now, as in, make prices $7, $20, $50, etc. While it might have been useful for companies in the past, we can probably drop that weird pricing system nowadays and things would work out fine for companies.

Or maybe not. I didn't study marketing and advertising in college and maybe this weird way of pricing is still pretty beneficial for companies.


I think you are a little too rude to past generations lol Everyone who knows numbers will know that retail 1999 is as good as 2000, it's just a matter of having 1 instead of 2 as most significant digit, to avoid scaring your subconscious away with greater order of magnitude. So it sure works today as it did years ago, the point is that if you set a price like this, it's: 1) rude to your client, who knows perfectly what it means (even while falling for it); 2) it shows your lack of belief in your product/service value; As probably any or most marketing efforts, so to say
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Posted 12/19/14 , edited 12/19/14

severticas wrote:

i bring magical carpet for oni to fly to a land where they use cheap/less value looking numbers xD. the land of pirates.


Lol thanks
I found a temporary peace of mind by imagining such prices are set by really really greedy seller who has to offer a discount! Ɑ: Doesn't fix it but makes it more funny
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