Monday, December 08, 2008

*Accepts there are exceptions to this rule*

In the papers over the weekend there were the big appliance stores offering deals like, 'No deposit for items over $699 and no interest for thirty months!'

Call me crazy but shouldn't they be saying, 'Hey!Buy stuff you can't afford and don't pay for it for two and half years - when you really can't afford it- and it's most probably broken anyway. I know it's a little bit mean of us but, hey, we need to move stock and we love that we can exploit the fact that you're a possibly a little bit short sighted and that you're overwhelmed by consumerism. We don't care that when you actually end up paying for it, it is most probably going to have to come out of your weekly grocery budget, because you couldn't afford it in the first place.

I know we claim we're helping you but actually, we're not. We're just helping us because as far as we're concerned we just see Christmas as a massive opportunity to convince people to buy stuff they don't need, and that just means profit, glorious profit.'

Don't you just love the festive spirit?


Holemaster said...

They probably have warehouses costing them more in storage than they would make in profit by selling the stock.

It's all about money juggling.

laughykate said...

It's kind of weird to see what we've evolved to.