During the advertised Black Friday sale, sellers often resort to various tricks, in particular, “fake” discounts. The financial consultant of the Package service from X5 recalled this Olga Matveeva.
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You can avoid falling for this bait if you monitor the prices of the goods you like in advance, writes Gazeta.Ru.
“Some sellers deliberately inflate the prices of goods before a sale in order to hide the real price of the item and create the illusion of a big discount. It’s easy to find out if a store is deceiving you – prepare in advance and study the prices for the items you are interested in,” Matveeva said.
There are often cases when during a sale the cost of the desired item, even with a discount, is 60% higher than it was before, the expert explained.
Often, goods are offered at a discount, the price of which was previously increased by sellers two to three times. In this way, sellers are trying to sell stale cheap goods: dishes, cosmetics, household items, and everything that sells poorly.
To get an objective idea of the real cost of a product, it’s a good idea to look at how much it costs in other retail outlets, the expert concluded.
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