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Old 12-11-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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Was in a liquor store tonight and 2 guys were looking at bottles of wine.
One had a smart phone and he looked up the price on online and found the bottle for $10.
He went to the counter and said this is $10 right?
The cashier checked and it came up $12.
The guys walked out.
Obviously the guy has no clue about business he just felt he was getting "ripped off'.
Damn,get a life pal..
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Was in a liquor store tonight and 2 guys were looking at bottles of wine.
One had a smart phone and he looked up the price on online and found the bottle for $10.
He went to the counter and said this is $10 right?
The cashier checked and it came up $12.
The guys walked out.
Obviously the guy has no clue about business he just felt he was getting "ripped off'.
Damn,get a life pal..
Why do you care?
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Some people will spend $4 on gas to save $2.

The real issue with smart phones is the Amazon App that lets you scan and item at a store and then compare to the Amazon price, that has the retailers
shaking in their boots.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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Guess it beats having to hear, "Dude, you spent too much on this bottle, I could have got it cheaper".
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Why do you care?
Just his ignorance was a little annoying.
Never entered his mind there are costs associated with having a Retail store,and benefits for the consumer to be able to buy a product in a Retail store.

Just that non thinking consumer mentality is annoying.

Hope that helps you out.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Couple of problems with this:

1) The wine store seemingly had either an incorrect price or no price on the bottle of wine. Store's fault, not the consumer's. If the price had been correct on the bottle, most likely the customer would not have even brought it up to the register.

2) Just because a customer enters a store does not mean that store is entitled to the customer's business. Bizarre that a customer who is just doing comparison shopping would earn the label of "nasty".
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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Was in a liquor store tonight and 2 guys were looking at bottles of wine.
One had a smart phone and he looked up the price on online and found the bottle for $10.
He went to the counter and said this is $10 right?
The cashier checked and it came up $12.
The guys walked out.
Obviously the guy has no clue about business he just felt he was getting "ripped off'.
Damn,get a life pal..
Yeah, that was kind of rude. It could've been worse though; the guys could've gotten in her face and said a few choice words. It's a good thing they didn't...
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Why would the price be incorrect?
The store owner has the right to charge whatever price they wish for the wine. It could be more or it could be less that at some other store.
It’s up to the customer to decide if they wish to pay that price or not.
Some folks think they can haggle over the price of an item in attempt to get it cheaper.

[quote=pcity;22085331]Couple of problems with this:

1) The wine store seemingly had either an incorrect price or no price on the bottle of wine. Store's fault, not the consumer's. If the price had been correct on the bottle, most likely the customer would not have even brought it up to the register.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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IF (and note the capital IF) the guy was using his phone to find the price from the store's own website, then either the store had not updated their pricing OR the clerk had figured out a way to add to his paycheck. It happens all the time. Hide the display, look for customers unlikely to want a receipt, add $2 to the cost, ring it up as normal, then sometime later fish the $2 out of the till. As for the store doing it, some places are notorious for advertising one price and selling at another. I recently got tagged for about $10 that way and I was ticked.

Was the customer "rude"? Nope.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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This was a Mom and Pop sort of dumpy Liquor store that I would bet does not have a web site.

Most likely the guy looked up the wine on Google and found the cheapest price of $10 so obviously that's what every store in America should sell it for.
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