Mother and I went shopping this morning. While waiting in line, we overheard the clerk tell the ladies in line in front of us that they’d saved 400-plus dollars. Their total spent was just south of $300.
I love a bargain as much as the next girl, but it’s interesting to me how stores want us to focus on the savings rather than the spending. A slippery slope for sure.
One of the items I purchased was a new pair of running shoes. Mine have simply given up the ghost, and I was quite happy to find a pair of Asics on sale for &59.99. Then I noticed the original price: $62.00. While I appreciate the $2.01 discount, I’m not sure that’s worth the big red sale sign that was over them.
It reminded me of a trip Larry and I made to Lowe’s years ago. There was a sign with four- or five-inch letters that said, “Sale. Was $199.99. Now 199.98.” I have no idea what the item was, but I remember remember telling Larry that’s such a good deal we should get two! We had a good laugh then and many times since.