Marketing in lies

8 02 2009

My mum and I walked into an electronic store Harvey Norman at hougang that says stock clearance with prices that can’t even be advertised as it is so low even below cost.

I went over and asked one of the very grumpy sales assistant on the price of the MacBook air and he replied it is $2888 and I walked away disgusted after I discovered that all the prices are what other places offered at retail price. The lies of huge discount and the marketing gimmick left me convinced that Harvey Norman has joined the list of unscrupulous chain of stores.




One response

9 02 2009

This is a fallen world.

Honesty is such a lonely word.

Like Audio House, that’s how they attract people to come to their shops & part with their money. Even if they have a few items priced at below cost, it’s usually in small numbers of 50 or 100 units and they are usually sold-out by the time you arrive.

After a few such occasions, I gotten wise & avoid such promotions like plague.

The only real discounts, i think, are at the annual PC SHow (Suntec) if you dont mind the hordes of people.

btw, Sg’s Apple Store offers the 1.6GHz MacBook Air at S$ 2,888.00 with Free Shipping.


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