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When you were young

I was thinking the other day about things you believe when you’re too young to know better and what those things were.  For me the funniest (now at least) was thinking that before colour TV everyone and everything in the world was black and white too.  I was very young.. shush!

Not quite the same but something I couldn’t understand was how sale prices worked.  I can vaguely remember how I wondered what saving had to do with whatever it was on sale.  To explain why I couldn’t understand it you have to realise that the only meaning of “saving” I knew at the time was saving up for something.  When I saw a sale sign that might have read, “Save £40!” I took it as the sign saying save that much money up and not related to the item.

It would probably be good if I didn’t understand so much now, being young and confused by such things means you can go and have fun without daily worries about the future playing on your mind.

Items under a price

Will there ever be a time when places stop doing the old and really pointless sales technique of “under £100″ then slapping a price on it of £99.99 it’s so stupid. Yeah it’s technically true but what’s the point? Anyone that didn’t want to spend £100 isn’t suddenly going to go “wow that’s fantastic! It’s under £100 now, I’ll buy it now.”

Just list it as £99.99 and forget the “under” part of the adverts. I’d be saddened to meet anyone that really pays attention to things like that.

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