So… Joy thinks she should get ONE shirt for half price PLUS another 33% off.
Ain’t gonna happen, Joy.
You’re going to get one shirt for full price… and take the free one too, or leave it… (yea, right) .. but you do still get the “extra” 33% off.
Not a bad deal, really, but much better if you take the 2nd shirt…. (and you will, of course.)
And sure, Burl needs it gift wrapped, with a gift receipt so he can return it after he spills barbecue sauce and mustard on it….
and you know he’ll try to get full price back.
Actually, working in retail, I’ve seen all this happen IRL.
People do get upset that “Buy one, get one free” does NOT mean half price.
You’d think it would be all the same to the store…
but 2 for 1 forces people to spend more…
and the cheaper one is free, so they get a bit more that way, too.
Sad thing is, some stores will do almost anything to get rid of a pain in the rear like Joy…
even give her what she wants, so they can move her along before they’re (even more) tempted to do something evil.
If you really want to drive the salesperson crazy, tell them you want to buy three shirts and then ask will you get three free?
Is this how Donny Trump got his start?
I’ve seen stores offer buy one, get one free and then they ring up half price each on the receipt.
Ow. My head.
Penny-nomics strikes again!