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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:48 pm 
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yes they all seem to be at it
does anyone else find it wrong that companies will have items at full price in sections on web sites marked up as "clearance"---"sale"--or other terms designed to give you the impression off a bargain
tooled up and toolstation seem to be two
yes some are reduced but some items are at full price :dunno: :lol: :lol:

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Supermarkets have been doing it in the actual stores for years, so no, can't say I find it wrong, annoying, yes, but then its your own fault for not reading the notices and yes, notices / tickets that are small are wrong

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at least in a supermarket they are spread throught the store so you know you have to check everything
although in the "reduced to clear section" everything will be reduced except the items left there by someone who has just picked up a bargain and dropped off the full price item it has replaced :lol:

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I went shopping in Burton on Trent last weekend with a friend and we noticed a big "closing down sale , everything must go "notice in the window of a shop selling cookware . We went in and to be fair most of the stuff had 20% knocked off the marked price but talking to the assistant we found that this shop wasn't closing down but the branch in Derby was and the sale was to help accommodate stock from that branch. When we looked again at the big closing down sign in the window it did say in much smaller letters about the other branch but while it may not have been trying to mislead it was quite easily overlooked.


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a "closing down sale" can simply be closing for 2 weeks for a refurb
any sale can have items especially brought in that are not normally sold with a 60% off sticker as long as it was on sale somewhere for that price for x number off weeks
unless it says "genuine sale" any discounts prices are meaningless
often you will have buy on get one free or half price when the normal single price is the same or even less
and words like clearance mean just that it means you are selling off the items they can be the normal price cheaper or even more expensive :dunno:

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I think someone-else is right when he says it's annoying rather than wrong. Most if not all work within the letter of the law , ramping up the price of something in one store in the country and later after dropping the price claiming it's a nation wide sale for instance and small print that says it's not that actual store but another that's closing down. One just has to be observant and just a bit cynical.


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sports direct are always at it. they also used to run sport soccer stores. or atleast they did in darkest sunderland. same shop just a different name. that permanently had closing down sale banners up at the windows


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Toolstop have a sale with an extra 5% off and it's still 20% dearer than eBay!!


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toolstop are like most companies they have some amazing deals but other stuff is pretty much full price
people tend to be lazy and assume if they have had the best price from them a few times they will always give the best price but off course they need to charge more in other areas to pay the bills

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Google,as you know BA is your friend. eBay or ffx is nearly always impossible to beat pricewise and I've had no problem from either seller ever.


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ffx tend to be cheaper direct as opposed to ebay ffx

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big-all wrote:
ffx tend to be cheaper direct as opposed to ebay ffx


Yeah,cheaper than eBay ffx but not other sellers on eBay.


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