6 tricks all stores play on you

Sneaky ways stores get you to spend more

July 19, 2020 |  Categories:  Supermarket pranks  

By Jack Thorne, Businessman

Why are supermarkets so much like a maze? Why do they always play slow music in the supermarket? Why do all products in the store end with ".99"? Here are the answers to these questions and other tricks stores try to play on you.

Why do all products in stores end with ".99" or ".9"?

      That's because this is where the "left digit effect" comes into play. Even though there is a $ 5.0 price tag on the mayonnaise next to you, you will inevitably buy the $ 4.99 mayonnaise, even though there isn't any difference. This is called the "left digit effect".                What is this? Well, you perceive the $4.99 mayonnaise a dollar cheaper than the $5.0 bottle.

Why do they always play slow music in the supermarket?

     That's because if the music is slower than your heartbeat, you'll find yourself lingering in the store way longer than you had to. You             might think, "Well, that's crazy!", but it works! Statistically, you not only spend more time there but also 29% more money!

Marketers know about this human quirk that always draws them towards a section labeled "Sale!". But there is no guarantee that          you'll find any discount there. If you do, don't be surprised! They'd have either increased the prices just before the sale or,                      they might be genuine.

Didn't you notice they always give you some candy to try out in the grocery store? Or what's the first thing you see when you enter       the store? That's right, candies and discounts! Discounts are ok, but why candies? Statistically, we earthlings buy more right after         we munch on a nice candy!

Why are there so many trolleys right in front of the shop? They are, for your convenience, and also, the bigger the carts, the more you buy! According to marketing experts, people can't stand empty baskets. That's why, when some stores made their trolleys twice as big, people began to buy 19% more!

Buy One, Get One Free. What's wrong with it? Well, if you see a sign showing buy a bottle af apple juice, and get another free,             then you must've noticed that the first bottle's price has gone up a little bit, probably 3 more bucks?

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On July 19, 2020, 11:51 a.m.  Ted Schwarzenger wrote:

real πŸ’΅πŸ’΄πŸ’΄πŸ’ΆπŸ’·πŸ’³πŸ’ΈπŸ’²πŸ’° saver, this post is. saved me about a 100 bucks

On July 19, 2020, 11:46 a.m.  Jimmy Young wrote:

i went and bought earplugs. don't wanna hear their slow music πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰

On July 19, 2020, 11:43 a.m.  Jeff Thorne wrote:

i'll always bring my own bag from next time. no trolleys for me πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜Ž

On July 19, 2020, 11:40 a.m.  James wrote:

haha i had already found out about most of these, but i was still getting fooled at these same things