All You Need to Know About Discount Sales

May 3, 2022
All You Need to Know About Discount Sales

Do the sales without being fooled… It’s not that simple! Want to take advantage of the sales without getting scammed? Me too! After being fooled several times, I ended up asking a salesperson friend for advice. 

Imagine that she was kind enough to share with me some effective tips to thwart the traps of the sales And since then, no more scams in shops or on the Internet! So why not you? Here’s how some traders scam you and what to do to avoid these pitfalls. You will finally be able to do good business in 2022.

1. They inflate the reference price

It’s a great classic! How does it work? It’s quite simple. The open price displayed on the tag is inflated. This means that it is much higher than the reference price. Then we offer a generous discount… which in fact is not one! A concrete example? 

During the sales, these superb chairs display an original price of 133$. They are supposedly on sale for $79.99. We say to ourselves, not bad, nice reduction, right? Well no, because in reality, these chairs cost $99.93… before the sales! 

The reduction is therefore much smaller. We just inflated the original price to make it look like a great discount. How not to be had? It is difficult for small items to know if the basic price displayed is the real one… 

On the other hand, for large items, it is best to do a spot check beforehand. Are you planning to buy a household appliance, an expensive sporting item, furniture, or computers? So, look at the price it costs before sales. 

And if you couldn’t do it, compare prices in several stores. This will give you a good indication of the true base price.

2. They make a mistake on the sale price

A little miscalculation happened quickly! It’s true that no one is immune… But unfortunately, it slips in more often than you might think on the labels. 

An example? A pair of pants cost 75$. We offer you a 30% reduction, or 52.5. But the price displayed is 55 $. Not enough to make a revolution… 

But hey, why pay more? How not to be had? It’s very easy! And you don’t have to be a mathematics nerd. Just use the calculator on your smartphone and recalculate the promotions that seem suspicious to you. 

Even better, you can do it in your head easily with this trick here. 3. They show discounts that don’t exist in the store

Up to – 50% off, -70% off! Stores are not lacking in imagination to attract consumers. And what could be better than a mega big reduction to let yourself be tempted and cross the threshold of the store? 

The problem is that once inside, you can’t find the super specials. And for good reason, they do not exist! Let me tell you one good thing: This is simply false advertising. 

But caught up in the madness of the sales, we’re not going to pay attention… Or else we’ll be tempted by less interesting promotions. How not to be had? Keep your cool in all circumstances! 

Did you enter this store for a 70% off promo? Don’t leave with an item on sale at -10%! Try this very effective trick: wait 2 days before giving in to the temptation of impulse buying.

4. They use non-compliant labels

Open your eyes! A label of a discounted product must include 3 statements: – The non-discounted price – The discounted price – The discount made These three elements must be on the label for it to be compliant. 

The goal is to give as much information as possible to the consumer. How not to be had? If you see a tag that doesn’t match this description on a sale item, ask a seller. It may just be a simple oversight. 

And in general, avoid tote boxes with “everything at 10$” or “On sale” posters. Items often don’t have labels or even barcodes. So no labels = no purchase!

Special deal

5. They employ the words “Neither exchanged nor reimbursed”

With the sales, we see a new mention popping up everywhere: 

“neither taken back nor exchanged”! Be careful, there is a small subtlety to be aware of. Know that during the sales, an article benefits from the same guarantees as to any other. 

Even during the sales, a merchant is required to reimburse you or exchange your item in the event of a non-apparent manufacturing defect. 

On the other hand, if the garment does not suit you, or if you no longer like it, he is not obliged to exchange it. Even if a commercial gesture is always possible! You’re probably wondering how it works for sales on the Internet? 

The rules are the same for sales on the Internet as in a physical store. But take note of this! There is good news. For a purchase made on the Internet during the sales period or outside, you have a withdrawal period of 7 days from delivery. 

This means that you can return the item without justification and get a refund. Provided of course that it is in perfect condition. How not to be had? It is best to try on the items before buying them. This way you are sure that it fits you well.

6. They mix sale and non-sale items

We go into a store to buy a discounted item of clothing… And we leave with a non-discounted item of clothing from the new collection paid full price! 

I think it’s happened to all of us at least once, right? And why do we fall into this trap? Because the sale and non-sale items are mixed. Well, know that it is simply unfair competition. 

Merchants are required to clearly separate the two types of items: a sale on one side, non-sale on the other, with the corresponding labels. How not to be had? Read labels carefully!

 As we have seen, the reduction must always appear on it. And if you fall for a non-sale garment, use the 2 days before purchase technique! It is extremely effective in saving money. 

And on the Internet, the obligations are the same as in a physical store. Sale and non-sale items cannot be mixed on the same web page.

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Margaud Raynaud is a beauty expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge and tips with others and has a particular interest in skincare and makeup. When she's not writing about health and beauty, Margaud enjoys trying out new products and experimenting with different looks. Follow her blog for expert advice and inspiration for living your best life.

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