It has nothing to do with a forced quantity. It's simply a discount for buying more. If you don't want more, you don't have to buy more, but you pay the non-discounted price. Another example then, since you seem to have chosen to ignore the basic beer example - go to Timmy's, and you get one doughnut at one price, 6 at another and 12 at yet another. Is the price for 1, 1/12 of the dozen price? No. Should it be? Based on your comments, it should be, because it's a 'forced quantity'. You can buy movie tickets the same way, and often you can buy discounted services by pre-paying for multiples. Heck, I take the bus and the choice is between a single purchase trip ticket at $2.50 or a bulk-buy (book of 10 tickets) for about $2.25/ticket. Is that unfair or forced quantities? Not at all. The consumer has a choice - pay a lower price for multiples, or a higher price for singles.iheartpepsi wrote: ↑Sep 12th, 2010 2:26 amIf these items were meant to be sold in bulk, they'd have been packaged in bulk. These are standard grocery stores, not bulk warehouses, so if I did want 4, and require a vehicle to make all my bulk purchases, why not just go to Costco, National Grocers, or Wal-mart, as someone above mentioned? Typically stores run out of stock regardless (and even faster if it's a forced quantity, which means unhappy customers when they can't get any. It's another reason I hate shopping at Metro anymore, because they're rarely stocked no matter the day or time), so what difference does it make?
Some stores (Superstore is one) sometimes have a certain lower price for the first x number of items, and anything over x is a higher price. Should a customer be able to get 20 of the item at the discounted price even if the lower price is for the first two? According to you, they should be able to because different prices for a certain number of items (whether it's 'the first two' or 'buy four for...') is somehow unfair.