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SEARSFAIL [Nov. 26th, 2009|02:02 am]
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I got this email from Sears today:

WHOOPS! The email we sent you Monday had the wrong TV offer in it! We are not offering a Panasonic 54" class 1080p 600Hz plasma HDTV for $399.99. We apologize for this mistake and assure you that we are taking every step to make sure it doesn?t happen again.

The offer that we currently have is a Panasonic 54" class 1080p 600Hz plasma HDTV for $1099.99.


Some Thad or Tad or Katie or Caitlin "Email Blast Coordinator" didn't enhance revenue today.
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2009-12-28 01:57 pm (UTC)

Dot

Also: I want something done "gangland-style" to whoever goes and prices things at "$1099.99".

It's $1100 plain and simple.  Subtracting that single cent is an insult not even to the human mind-- it barely hits the optic nerve before it's a design insult.

I could call some-or-other company and ask them to be the first people to not have that "9"s filler, because it degrades company and human both. But there's nobody I can call, and nobody who can change it.

Maybe it's time to put a special tax on the digit nine when used in advertising prices.

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