Phony Discounting Lives!

With all the news media discussion about the great deals this holiday, it’s worth noting that there is still a little hype involved.

Here is a story on Consumerist,  which first aired on a local TV station (video), about a woman who bought a piece of jewelry “on sale” at Kohl’s. However, when she peeled back a price tag on a $360 item, she found an old price tag for $290. So the ”sale price” was higher than the regular … (Kohl’s says it’s looking into the situation.)

The comments on Consumerist on this are interesting … particularly this one: “[At m]ost jewelry store counters at department stores, it is impossible to even buy jewelry at the original price. It’s ALWAYS on sale for at least 50% off.”

Very true, and it’s probably going to get worse …

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