After my previous post on trying to use coupons at a Crafts and Arts chainI was left thinking about the $20 savings my coupon and I had wrestled from the store as well as the value of items verses the price being charged.
This same chain had a product a couple of years ago that had me wondering about the things people buy.
The product was a set of 6 empty clear pop bottles and a white cardboard carton with a handle. For $20.
Back in my day, we used to buy glass bottles of pop for about 12 to 15 cents each. No plastic bottles to pollute the environment yet. We had cans but some people said it gave the soda a metallic taste. We were a Pepsi house. Some others drank Coke.
If you bought 6 bottles you got a reusable cardboard carrying carton for free. No plastic bags, no sirree.
So, for less than a buck you got six bottles of thirst quenching cola, a carrying case and if you brought the empties back, the store refunded the 2 cent deposit on each bottle. A bag of chips was 10 cents so you could grab a tasty snack as a reward for bringing back the empties.
Recycling was a thing even back then.
I am not against commerce
I've been reading about BFCM (Black Friday, Cyber Monday).
I've also read about those who support Buy Nothing Day, the other name for Black Friday. I wonder if any of them make a living in retail or manufacturing.
"Nothing does happen until a sales is made" - Thomas Watson Sr. President of IBM from 1914 to 1956
If people want to abstain, that's OK by me.
If they want to spend, more power to them.
But seriously, a $20 empty six pack?
If you really want to spend...
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