Yep, the title says it all. And if you think about it, retailers are offering you a deal but only if you buy on their terms.
Buy before dates.
Buy between dates.
Buy one get one deals.
Forty percent off regular priced item
10 dollars off a purchase of $50 or more
And the evilest of all: 10 dollar off a later purchase if you spend X now. Insidious as you now must return.
Sure, they sound like good things, but look at the snake under the lizard skin.
Just how much are the prices jacked up to offer such steep time limited discounts?
Ugh! Is it any wonder I hate shopping?