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Waccoon

Well-rounded commissions

You know, I just noticed something.  It may be dumb as most of my thoughts are, but still...

Nobody ever pulls the 99 cent trick with their commission prices.  No matter how many decades go by, every commercial industry on the planet insists of taking off that extra cent to make their prices seem lower.  Expensive items like cars may be priced with a dollar off instead of a penny, but overall, every marketeer insists on the 99 pricing rule.  Even gas stations insist on this absurdity, charging a whopping 9/10 of a penny, even when rounding up won't change the 2nd-to-last digit.

It makes me wonder if this even works on customers at all, if it only works on marketeers who convince themselves it works, or if it's simply retail tradition.

In a small way I'm glad that artists don't do this crap.  There's something to be said about the honest feel of a round number.  8)

Unless you're Miles-DF.  In which case, the problem isn't the 99 cent rule, but the suspicion he might have accidentally put the decimal point in the wrong place.*



* Tis a joke, folks.  8)
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Added: 7 months, 4 weeks ago
 
kamperkiller
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Yes it works on customers just fine, however .99 isn't actually common and in much of the world (south America, south Asia, and most EU nations) they got rid of the penny a while ago and round to the nearest  5, or 0 in the numbers.  

Also, personally and I bet this is for most commission artists, ##.00 just looks better and is more pleasing to the eye.
drivernjax
7 months, 4 weeks ago
I've been saying the USA should do that, too.  However, I've been told the unions won't allow it because the people who mint the 1 cent piece might lose their jobs.  My response is, get rid of the "paper" dollar, mint the $1.00 coin and bring back the $2.00 bill.  problem solved.  But, hey, I'm just a nobody who thinks logically.  LOL.
Waccoon
7 months, 4 weeks ago
LOL... being the good old USA, the bureaucrats always try to make the unions look like the bad guys.
ThaPig
7 months, 4 weeks ago
I'm pretty sure unions and bureaucrats have been the same thing for a few decades now.
Waccoon
7 months, 4 weeks ago
It depends on the size.  If I remember correctly, a legally recognized union only needs 50 members.

Contrary to the image projected by the BIG ones, not all unions are corrupt, multi-billion dollar empires in their own right.
drivernjax
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Yeah.  That's true.  The ones that are truly concerned about the workers are good ones.  The ones that are more concerned about their union dues and breaking the corporations than about their members and whether or not they've got jobs, aren't so good in my personal opinion.
faultypitch
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Just because you said this....I'm going to do this.
Waccoon
7 months, 4 weeks ago
FIGHT THE POWA!
faultypitch
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Or...fight the temptation!
drivernjax
7 months, 4 weeks ago
I'll tell you something else.  Driving all over town to save just 3 cents isn't any better.  Think about it.  How much more gasoline can you put into your vehicle if you pay $2.97 a gallon versus $3.00 a gallon in a 20 gallon tank?  But, people do this because they think 60 cents worth of gasoline will carry them another few miles.  Jeez!  Just buy the kind of gasoline you like and hang the price, unless it's like 30 cents a gallon more.  LOL.
Waccoon
7 months, 4 weeks ago
My dad does that, and it drives me nuts.  Just like he spends 10 minutes looking for a parking space 100 ft closer.

If people wanted to save money on gas, maybe they shouldn't have bought that big-assed SUV.
wollypegger
7 months, 3 weeks ago
I have never seen someone who drives a SUV drive all over the parking lot, they pretty much park where they want to, ...
drivernjax
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Actually, believe it or not, I used to own an SUV that got over 20 miles to the gallon in the city and it was a V-6.  But, be that as it may, I'll try once to find a decent parking place.  If I can't, I'll go with the first one I can find as close as I can find it.  (In other words, if I can find one 50 yds. from the door, I'll go with that, otherwise, 75 - 100 yds. is fine.  (Besides, at my age and body shape, I need all the exercise I can get.  LOL.)
iedasb
7 months, 4 weeks ago
artists are poor, one cent make difference lol
ThaPig
7 months, 4 weeks ago
I guess it's because furries have a little more respect for each other than Walmart has to its customers. :P
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