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Why Is It That Most Gun Shops Sell Guns for Something99?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gunfinish, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Gunfinish

    Gunfinish Pacific NorthWET Member

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    So what's the deal? 399.00 not 400.00, 599.00 not 500.00, 999.00 not 1,000.00, 1299.00 not 1,300.00 and the list goes on and on!
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  2. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's a common practice in retail sales. I've heard it's because an item seems to be (psychologically) much cheaper if it is listed at .99 instead of 1.00.
     
  3. DONOTBUGME

    DONOTBUGME Auburn, WA Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    399 makes you think 300 and sounds a lot less expensive than 400
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Ya'll nailed it, psychological manipulation for all the blonde consumers. ;)
     
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  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    That is exactly why they do it.
     
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  6. DONOTBUGME

    DONOTBUGME Auburn, WA Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    gas stations are the worst, they do it to squeeze an extra 9/10 of cent out of you. All thier prices, for example, are $2.30 & 9/10 of a cent (basically $2.31).
     
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  7. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'll take two at that price.
     
  8. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that particular reason has to do with how they do the accounting for OPEC and oil companies?

    Still bloody stupid I say. The Rock Pizza place though, whole dollars. So much easier to deal with...except their lunch buffet is $7.99 lol.
     
  9. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Wife says, "So...I see you bought another gun.!?"
    Hubby says,"That's right there was a big sale and I moved up my purchase."
    Wife says; "Well! There goes another $500 that could have paid for Junior's College"
    Hubby says; "He's a 37yr old meathead, works at McD's and watches porn all day, the only way he's going to college is as a tissue sample. Besides, after my discount..
    ....................Pick one; A) it was a barely over $300.($379.95)."
    .....................................B) it was just a bit over $300.($389.97)."
    .....................................C) it was well under $400.($399.98)."
    .....................................D)it was less than $400.(399.99)."
     
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  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    $2.39977383 (but we see... Yup, $2.39)
     
  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Just imagine how much more enraged you would be if you paid in Gold for every purchase? Please; bury your head in the sand and leave it there
     
  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Too many people have their heads buried somewhere else... o_O
     
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  13. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    OPTION E: "Honey, I only used three Franklins for it."
    Misleading but true. Eventually she'll catch on, unless she's of the @Stomper-Blonde category.
    If she's a @Stomper-blonde , she'll come home and say,
    Her: "Honey, look at the new necklace you bought me!"
    You: "Wha? How much?!!"
    Her: "I only used 4 Clevelands for it!"
    1000-dollar-bill-front.jpg
     
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  14. Wolf256

    Wolf256 Kitsap County WA Member

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    Like this, but the $1000.00 note is no longer in circulation.

    ETA: Sorry guys, I should explain that I work in a Cash Office/Cage and deal with currency every day. Trying to use a 1K note would get the Secret Service/Dept. of the Treasury called. The $100 note is the largest legal tender in circulation.
     
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  15. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    if they want to round down to play psycological mind games then make it a nickle which is still actually worth something. Giving you a penny in change is like rubbing salt in the wound...

    I got it for under $400 my bubblegum.... ($399.99)
     
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  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Nothing beats:


    1.
    It was on SALE, I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!



    2.
    Yes I know it cost $399.99, but it was half off so I saved YOU money!


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  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    So she had a few in her mad money stash from way back.
     
  18. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    More war on drugs stupidity. There is no end to it.
     
  19. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    Back in the Early Pleistocene it was found that Little Golden Books sold better @ $0.29 than @ $0.25.
    Go figure.