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Reasons Most Stores Don’t Put Prices On Items Will Shock You

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The reasons most stores don’t put prices on items has nothing to do with saving you money, as a matter of fact, it’s just the opposite.

Price tags are slowly but surely disappearing. Remember the good old days when you could pick up an item at the grocery store and there it was – the price!  Those days are over most places.  Price tags are being replaced by shelf tags.

You might think the reason for shelf tags may be some attempt to save paper in an effort to be eco-friendly or to save the retailer money not having to hire someone to do the job, well that’s not it at all.  Experts say it is a deliberate move to confuse you and hopefully encourage you to spend more money. When you don’t know how much something costs, it’s impossible to compare and make informed decisions.

This scheme is not just limited to store shelves, this anti-price-tag scheme has an even bigger impact on expenses like cell phone bills and subscription services.  Many of which are impossible to cancel.

[Via:  NBC News]

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