Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Designed to confuse those who read quickly.

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 1 year ago

    “You don’t have a coupon? Oh, then it’s buy one get one half.”

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Makes more sense than buy one get one free, which means buy two at half price each.

  4. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    BOGO isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  5. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    True enough, but the old game still works. Always will.

  6. JimmyTheHand

    JimmyTheHand said, over 1 year ago

    Once had several people think I was giving them a good deal when offering them “two for the price of three” (no I didn’t actually charge them for three)

  7. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    bought one no fun stun gun gotta run

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Years ago, a small market near my house had a handmade sign:


    “Regular price, $3.29, manager’s special, 3 for $10”
    YOU SAVE 63¢!"


    I took a picture of it cos it cracked me up.

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    re: blunebottle

    I doubt it. I used to work in retail. The chain I worked for kept trying stunts like “sales” of $10 for two of an item that was normally $3 and sales crashed of the item when they did that. I’d end up listening to angry customers all day and have to apologize constantly for what the company thought was a good idea. The idea that someone will buy something higher-priced than normal “on sale” never worked.
    .
    Perhaps it was because it was middle class and lower class who bought from the chain. Reason why I say that is I went to high school with a bunch of rich kids and they tended to be wastrels, buying cheap garbage for the designer label, rather than paying a tenth for a similar item that would last much longer that was made better. The rich kids didn’t have to worry about the value of money, whereas the middle class and lower class had to budget.

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And back in the 70’s, a coin dealer at the flea market had a plate with about a dozen nickels on it, and a sign:

    “Jefferson nickels, 3 for 10¢
    (one offer per customer) "

    So I handed him a dime, and took three nickels.

    He just said “Thanks.”


    So I asked why he had any left…
    and he told me that in three years, I was the FIRST person to buy any.


    He’d read about somebody else doing it, and not selling any, so he tried it himself.
    No one (but me) would buy any.


    “They all think it must be a trick.”


    Wonder what would happen nowadays.

  11. pinkx

    pinkx said, over 1 year ago

    Both myopic?

  12. gir63

    gir63 said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    That’s kind of like when I use to work at a gun store and we were at a gun show. A guy who worked for us part time had a decent shotgun he wanted to sell, it was worth “$300” but he only wanted “$200” for it. We told him it wouldn’t sell with too low a price. And sure enough everyone who looked at it either just pasted it by or asked what was wrong with it, and it didn’t sell till we raised the price up over “$300” and then dickered it down to “$250”.

  13. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s a bogus BOGO.

  14. sandflea

    sandflea said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    You might want to redo the math.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Kroger has these periodic sales of 10 for $10 but that is usually too much for me to purchase.

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