Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Dean

    Dean said, over 2 years ago

    Hope this store is NOT open today!

  2. scpandich

    scpandich said, over 2 years ago

    Exactly! I’ve been watching these credit card commercials where people are spending frivolously just to get extra points toward a discount on certain purchases, and I keep thinking, “Just buy the certain purchase directly; you’ll save money overall.”

  3. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, over 2 years ago

    If it were “free”, you wouldn’t have to give them money to get it. When you give a store money and they give you merchandise in return, it’s not a free gift, it’s getting what you PAID for!

  4. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 2 years ago

    And the “free gift” is something you don’t want or need, and that you’ll give away and the recipient will not appreciate.

  5. So  Lonely

    So Lonely said, over 2 years ago

    why yes,the that free gift only cost you $29

  6. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve now learned that I don’t need all of those samples (aka “free gifts”) that I’ll never use. I get my makeup and lotions from the drugstore, which have been shown to work just as well.

  7. the old hen

    the old hen said, over 2 years ago

    Thanks to ALL the Veterans for our Freedom!!

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    The CEO of J. C. Penney got booted after he decided not to put ridiculous markups on clothing, then sell at a lower price to make people think they were getting a deal. He sold at the lower price to begin with, and sales plunged. Now, intellectually I know what clothing stores are doing, but emotionally I don’t want to buy something unless I think I’m getting a deal!

  9. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    @Gokie5

    Walmart does this all the time. I have bought certain products from them for years and I know what I pay for things. When something I have paid $15.00 for a while suddenly is selling for $3.00 more and they say they have marked it down from $25.00 and you are now ‘saving’ $7.00. they fail to note that they marked it up to $25.00 for a week before they marked it down. Another thing they do thats probably totally legal but still a real scam is if they mark something down in one store somewhere they can put a sign on that product in every store that they marked down that product, even when it was a mark up in other stores.

  10. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    I love women in lipstick!

  11. drbethsk8s

    drbethsk8s said, over 2 years ago

    Sephora killed department store cosmetic purchases for me – I get the same stuff there, don’t have to buy a certain amount and earn points toward rewards I can choose and actually want. And twice a year, I get a 20% off coupon to use on everything. Works much better for me, I get what I actually use.

  12. locake

    locake said, over 2 years ago

    I hate stores that put one price tag on the clothing but then have “discounts” on everything. Just tell me the real price, I hate playing games.

  13. JP Steve

    JP Steve GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I bought some LED light bulbs for $17.95 just to try them out. When I went back to ____ for more, they had “rolled back” the price to $24.95!

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    @Gokie5

    I think there may have been more of a problem with that CEO than that. I don’t think he understood clothes, or the psychology behind buying them. And how could he? His mom bought all his clothes. He was a computer guy. Although leaders of one kind of industry can successfully transition to other industries, this only works if the entire industry consists of a few companies where almost everyone is doing badly, like the American car industry that now has non-car guys as leaders. Chrysler is run by an Italian accountant, G.M. by former Microsoft executives, and Ford by a Boeing executive.
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    Funny thing is that Jessica Simpson of all people, whom everyone insisted is dumb, now runs a multibillion dollar clothing empire. But she grew up relatively poor and obsessed over clothes growing up.

  15. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 2 years ago

    Every thing at Sears and Pennys is on sale at some time before Christmas. If you do not have a receipt (it was a Christmas gift), they will only give you credit(sometimes cash) for the lowest price they had on it, even if it was on sale for one hour and not advertised.

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