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)
4 months, 3 weeks ago
23 Feb 2018 05:59 CET