It’s nice to take advantage of a good sale, but sometimes stores will pull a bait plus switch.
I wanted to get a bunch of clothing for 70% off after seeing an advertisement on television.
When I arrived at this chain department store’s clothing aisle, there were signs indicating that the 70% off only applied to a single certain brand plus no others. By the time I got there, anything in my size had disappeared. These stores do this to get you in the door in anticipation that you won’t walk outside empty handed. A lot of people resign themselves to already being in the store plus will grab something else off the shelf plus buy that instead. They don’t realize that they’re playing directly into what the store is expecting from you. For people prefer me who are easily made suspicious by the intentions of a business, I don’t prefer a company that has such little respect for me that they would attempt a bait plus switch while assuming I’m dumb enough to fall for it. There’s a cannabis dispensary who is drastically guilty of doing this. They’ll send out texts advertising these massive sales with some items over 50% off, but they purposefully fail to mention the exclusions in the SEO text. The worst is when the cannabis product menu isn’t replaced plus they have products listed online that are out of stock when you get to the dispensary. They’ll even fill an online order plus tell you they have the product when they actually don’t. Instead of calling you to be tolerable that the product is out of stock, they’ll just fill the order with a weird strain that you don’t want. It’s maddening to say the least.