Re: Target should stop participating in rip-off
by CrazyRedHead - Posted Mon September 20, 2010 @ 6:11 PM
Before I buy the "special value" anything from anywhere I always check the little specifics at the bottom. Like where it says how many sheets per roll/box and compare it to my usual brand. If it doesn't measure up I don't buy it. I have a houseful of sensitive, runny noses and don't like to spend all day in the store but it isn't a "special value" if it is less (content) than my usual brand.
What I am curious about is, was the amount of tissues in the box printed on the box or did you actually sit down and count each tissue to see how many was in the box. If the latter is true then who has a lot of time to waste here. Lol!
A lot of the "special values" really aren't values at all. If you see the price and break it down it is the same price that they charge on regular days. Also when the price is usually $1.00 per and they have the 2 for $2.00, what is the savings on that? Not much if any. What I was told by WalMart is that the customer chooses size over content. They bet on customers not checking what's in the box they just see that the box is bigger and will grab it.
Then not all customers are blind when they shop.