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Date: 08/24/10 08:03 AM

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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:01 am
    Link: The Energizer Brand Is Trying To Rip You Off - You see the shenanigans too, right?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:07 am
    ...I don`t see why it was necessary to post this.
  3. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:08 am
    Hahah apparently you don`t buy these in bulk
  4. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:08 am
    these posts keep getting lamer and lamer i swear
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    ticketfan Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:14 am
    You`d be surprised, or maybe not, on how many products are priced like this. You think you`re getting a deal for buying in quantity, but work out the price first!!!
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    Magicant Female 18-29
    277 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 8:15 am
    Huh?
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    Mimbles Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:17 am
    Isnt this how they all work. I mean the soda at the local shop is 12 for 1.99 or 24 for 4.98, seems common to me...
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    Magicant Female 18-29
    277 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Oh I see...well I don`t care I don`t need nightlights
  9. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:22 am
    Links by oxyl
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    (oxyl has not added any links)
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Stores do this all the time now. Because its enshrined into our brains economies of scale bulk is always cheaper. they cottoned on and changed prices accordingly. People always look at me weird when i buy 4 lots of small cream containers rather then one big one.
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:27 am
    @Madest comparing how many links someone has posted isn`t always fair. I`ve submitted tons of stuff which was unique when i submitted it then see it several weeks later submitted by a mod. Once a comic was linked by fancy with credit given to my name....In the end just gave up submitting...
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:29 am
    Magicant, I really hope it did not take you 4 minutes to realize that buying these were a rip-off.

    And yes this is very common. Maybe not as blatantly obvious, but supermarkets assume correctly when they think that the common person will not do the math before buying.

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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Look at the prices people, what a ripoff
  14. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Jayme, it actually is fair to compare how many links a person has submitted.

    If this post was lame, and Oxyl knew better stuff to post, why hasn`t he ever submitted it?

    It is impossible for someone who submits 100+ things, that are worth of submitting, to have none posted....I`m proof, I submit a lot of stuff (though not as of late) and some gets through, some doesn`t.
  15. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:33 am
    Always check for things like this, Compare prices `per weight`, `per count`, or `per fluid measure`.

    Also, Check to make sure they haven`t lowered the normal measure in the box/bag/etc for a `sale`.

    I noticed that Pringles went from $1 a can to $1.50 a can, But they increased the size of the can. Turns out, That the `New` size was actually the original size, From years ago, Before they started reducing it.
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    ollylimpfish Male 30-39
    177 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 8:40 am
    tesco`s does it all the time been seeing three loaves for £3 or £1 for one i`m sure its a marketing strategy to see how gulible the buying public is..
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:40 am
    People always think the bigger pack is the best deal. Always do the math. Besides, Why is a battery brand making something that doesn`t need batteries?
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    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:45 am
    i wonder if a pack of 8 costs 24$
  19. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:58 am
    @Madest comparing how many links someone has posted isn`t always fair.
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    It is when they complain. Not every post is going to appeal to everyone. Oxyl`s going to complain about the quality of the posts but we have nothing to compare it to because we only know what he doesn`t like.
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    Hedanito Male 18-29
    397 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 9:37 am
    shenanigans! SHENANIGANS!
  21. Profile photo of Ahrimanyama
    Ahrimanyama Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2010 at 9:45 am
    i do believe that is is not said brand ripping people off, but the store that is setting the price. From the tags looks like target.
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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2010 at 9:46 am
    ya got me Madest... no need to upload links as I have seen half of them before they wind up here and i`m too damn lazy to do any of the work...i`m just in the b*tching dept...
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    bomberouno Male 18-29
    185 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 9:46 am
    If you are stupid enough to be able to compare the prices you deserve to get ripped off.
  24. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 9:50 am
    "If you are stupid enough to be able to compare the prices you deserve to get ripped off."

    If you don`t compare the prices you will get ripped off... You`re presenting a lose/lose scenario, and that leads me to believe you are the stupid one.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2010 at 9:51 am
    @ CrakrJak: I`m not surprised that you`d be one to notice this type of thing...

    But did you notice that a bag of table sugar still costs close to what it did before the economy went to hell?

    Why, you ask?

    Because a bag of sugar no longer weighs five lbs., now it weighs four.

    Bastards.
  26. Profile photo of Homegrown71
    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 10:44 am
    A failure in pricing by the store, but people will still buy them without complaint so maybe its a win in pricing by the store.
  27. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Hardly ripping you off. At Uni though the 150cl bottle of Lambrini was more than double the cost of the 75cl bottle.
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    strivejaylen Male 18-29
    196 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 11:23 am
    like in water bottles
    the smaller bottles sometimes are more expensive than the larger bottles
  29. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Sure, I`ll pay eleven dollars for four! Boy-howdy, that sounds like a deal!!
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    MrVandercar Male 18-29
    286 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 11:52 am
    @osirisasce: yeah, they`ve done that to a bunch of things. put a bigger dimple in the bottom of peanut butter tubs, made soap smaller, fill bags of whatever less, etc.
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    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    Wow...2 dollars just for one nightlight? I`d rather just keep my TV on at night.
  32. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    The majority of stores mark up everything by 70%, so it`s probably not the store per say.
  33. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    August 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    That`s at a Target. I know those price labels anywhere.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    If they had an 8-pack, how much would they charge?
    I make it near $21 even. There`s only 3 points for a curve, but it looks like it`s asymptotically approaching $2.62/nightlight.
  35. Profile photo of mac_n_cheese
    mac_n_cheese Male 13-17
    148 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    "If they had an 8-pack, how much would they charge?
    I make it near $21 even. There`s only 3 points for a curve, but it looks like it`s asymptotically approaching $2.62/nightlight."

    i love it how i actually understood that, and props for working that out
  36. Profile photo of leenjo69
    leenjo69 Male 30-39
    23 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    because americans are thick
  37. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    I love it, 1 and 1 is cheaper than 2!
  38. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    "If they had an 8-pack, how much would they charge?
    I make it near $21 even. There`s only 3 points for a curve, but it looks like it`s asymptotically approaching $2.62/nightlight."

    Lol, nerds ftw!
  39. Profile photo of Jui37
    Jui37 Female 18-29
    463 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    @Ani187-thats not weird at all...
  40. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    lol. That`s messed up. Not only do they make it more expensive for buying more, but also think about what these things are powered by!
  41. Profile photo of Odyne
    Odyne Female 30-39
    236 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    Ani187 Yep I think it is too.
    My Target had an "incredible" sale two months ago.
    3 pairs of panties for 15! Regular price, 5 dollars each.
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    Armond Male 18-29
    50 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Ok, one wrong tag I could see, but two? C`mon, Target.
  43. Profile photo of pyrrhios
    pyrrhios Male 30-39
    185 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    I`ve been noticing this lately on a variety of things. Buying bulk now costs more. Companies are trying to take advantage of people who are accustomed to paying less when buying in larger volume.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31761 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    About 15% of people simply cannot do the math (in their heads at least) to figure out that 4X1.99 < 10.49, eh?
    My dad, who was an accountant, was one of them, so I know this first had (plus I learned it in university later too).

    At the hardware store, I noticed that 100` of drainage hose cost $24.99 How much did 50` of the exact same hose cost? $25.99... lolz!
  45. Profile photo of IamBored29
    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    Here`s some simple math, how many grown men in their 40`s say "LOLZ"
  46. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    I see this at stores all the time. They depend on people being naive.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    woah, weird. stupid people
  48. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Well... if we can`t kill stupid people we can at least take their money.
  49. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    I saw something like this at the store with batteries. There was a `sale` on a one-pack of batteries for 2/$5 and right next to it there was a two-pack, not on sale, for $4.50.
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    jerkymeat7 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    donno if anyone actually LOOKED at the picture, but the bulb on the far left says MANUAL NIGHTLIGHT.It probably is worth 2$. I bet the single AUTOMATIC light is in the wrong spot.
  51. Profile photo of Mooberry
    Mooberry Female 18-29
    94 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    @jerkymeat

    If you look closely at the tag it says automatic night light above the $1.99.
  52. Profile photo of dangerdave19
    dangerdave19 Male 30-39
    5 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    lmao you stupid people, it`s the price hike,morons.
  53. Profile photo of Same4Walls
    Same4Walls Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    This is at Target...
  54. Profile photo of mmill928
    mmill928 Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    This is how the stupid people who can`t do math are weeded out :)
  55. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    @jerkymeat7
    Take a closer look at the tags, they all say automatic
  56. Profile photo of scienceguy47
    scienceguy47 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    its like a 8 piece chick mcnugget versus a 4 pc chicken mcnugget. just saying. :D
  57. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    Okay. Here is the trick.

    ONE light is 1.99
    TWO lights is 5.14 (That`s about 2.6 times more.)
    FOUR lights is 10.49 (That`s about 5.3 times more than one and about 2.04 times more that the 2 pack.)

    Basically it`s just stupid calculations for the value. You could get 4 lights for 7.96 by buying seperately.
  58. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    @jerkymeat7 I don`t know if YOU actually looked at the pic, but that one is on another rack.
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    michaelcsr Male 40-49
    559 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    that`s not energizer doing that, it`s walmart. never trust that company. They are guilty of way more that this stupid poo.
  60. Profile photo of Davek1013
    Davek1013 Male 18-29
    90 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    Meh, so? I used to work at Wal-mart, and I did notice a few items like this. It is fail but go to a different store and there`s a good chance you`ll pay more.
  61. Profile photo of DaPoohbuh
    DaPoohbuh Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Lol... Glad that I can do math.
  62. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    Caveat emptor.
  63. Profile photo of mollyscary
    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    I have these EXACT motion-sensor lights in my house..OH SHI-
  64. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    Do you really want to open four of those f*cking packages?
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    batdyke Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    Davek1013, either way it`s retarded. I would probably just steal them anyway, especially from Walmart.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2010 at 12:36 am
    If you`re really too lazy to open 4 packages...you win the internet.
  67. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2010 at 2:20 am
    What`s wrong with profiting from stupid people? Your government does it every day, it`s just that most of you people don`t realize it.
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    Aquaeous Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2010 at 4:33 am
    If anyone still isn`t getting this... look at the price of a pack of one, then of a pack of two, then of a pack of four. kthxbai.
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 5:57 am
    The price tags have different names. It`s likely that the first package is in the wrong spot.
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    amgbac09 Female 18-29
    33 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    If this comes as a surprise, then you really need to watch what you are buying. I run into overpriced merchandise like this at just about every store I shop at. Pay attention to the price tag and units offered and not how much or how little is in the packaging.

    This also looks like Kmart who likes to overcharge for everything anyway.
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    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
    699 posts
    August 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    fuuuuuuuuuuu
  72. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    that`d be the STORE trying to rip people off... manufacturers don`t set the retail price.
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    NessieBabii Female 18-29
    118 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 1:33 am
    wtf
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    NessieBabii Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2010 at 1:34 am
    theres actually a store around the corner from mine that charges a dolla extra for a small bottleof coke. =S
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    August 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Wow, and I thank God for math class because I can find the best price per gram when I buy cereal (ex. $5.99 for 450g of fruit loops or $8.99 for the 750g box?).

    This one just seems way too easy.
  76. Profile photo of JohnnyBoy50
    JohnnyBoy50 Male 13-17
    88 posts
    August 29, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Should I buy 4 singles for $8 or a 4 pack for $11?

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