If you buy McDonald's coffee you get a free muffin (?)
Pretty shady that they don't advertise this as afar as I know.
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Because if it's not on their actual website (at least) people do have to wonder where the deal came from.
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I couldn't see the image in the OP, but my point was, if it was any sort of deal, it wouldn't be shady not to advertise it. Rather, it would be to their detriment. They are the ones losing sales.playnicee1 wrote: ↑Oct 10th, 2014 5:28 amBecause if it's not on their actual website (at least) people do have to wonder where the deal came from.
It's true that $1.59 has been the price for a while now anyway.
The 20 cent increase means that their muffins are not being made smaller and the quality stays high.
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Oct 11th, 2014 2:17 am
Are you comparing EXACT muffin to muffin? If a muffin is smaller, it may be because that particular muffin really does cost more to make.
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Yes. In the business to make money. That is why they calculate that while a muffin may cost more to make than a cookie, the actual cost of the coffee is very little.Sibica wrote: ↑Oct 11th, 2014 5:38 pmI think people forget that these companies like all companies are in business to make money. If they can sell you a crumb for $5, they will. Hell, I would charge you $10 if I could do it and people would pay it. The only worth a given item has is based on what people are willing to actually pay for it.
If I can convince you that you are somehow getting more bang for your buck (ie. a "deal" or a "sale"), you are subconsciously obliged to reciprocate that behaviour buy either buying something else, or later on, buying it at the regular price. That may sound absurd, but it works and is what business is based on (go figure, psychology has some use or merit). It's the reason the j**k-offs at Costco give away free samples (apart from charging those companies to rent their floor space - so in a sense, they are double dipping - brilliant!).
As you can tell, I am fascinated with the manipulation of the population.
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