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Old 11-23-2012, 09:46 AM   #1  
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Default 50% and then Raise Prices??

I don't think anything annoys me more than a company that advertises 50% off (or any percent off) and then raises their prices!!

I was looking for Cryogen White Metallic Cardstock 89# 8.5x11 in the 25 sheet package yesterday, the 22nd. I was comparing prices between Discountcardstock.com and papertemptress.com . Papertrempress won my order because with their more reasonable shipping charge, the total was less.

While I was price comparing, I had placed 2 packs of the 25 sheets in my cart at Discount cardstock so I could see the total. Those packs are still in my shopping cart at $12.75 each. There was a promotional discount that amounted to 1.46 off each pack so my total of 2 packs before shipping was $25.50. Then with the discount, my total was $21.67.

TODAY, their price on ONE pack of 25 sheets is $19.98. Go see for yourself:

Cryogen White Metallic Cardstock 98#, Specialty Papers, Metallic Cardstock- 89# to 111#, Discount Cardstock, Scored Cards, Custom Greeting Cards, Custom Invitations, Envelopes, Digital, Ink Jet, Art Paper, Vellum, Mulberry, Metallic, Specialty Paper,

They have a 50% off coupon for ONE item in your cart, the lowest priced item.

Out of curiosity, I added 2 more packs at their "new" price. Now my cart looks like this:

Cryogen White Metallic 8.5x11 (25 sheets)
$12.75 x 2 $25.50

Cryogen White Metallic 8.5x11 (25 sheets)
$19.98 x 2 $39.96


The first entry was made on the 22nd. The second entry, just now.

Duh..... ?? They sure won't keep my business that way!

Terry

PS: I'm going to email them to mention this price discrepancy to them.

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Maybe they were doing a one-day sale because of Thanksgiving? The amount of sales appearing and disappearing this week is enough to make your head spin.
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I see $9.60 at cutcardstock - do you mean Discount Cardstock? That's where your link goes.
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egads!! Yes, discountcardstock!! Please delete the message so I can fix it!!! I'm sorry!!
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No worries - I fixed it.
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Yes all the different prices at differents times is quite confusing. You are at their mercy at the check out counter. The Michaels ad required to much planning.

DVDs at Target was crazy. You picked a Dvd than had to look at lists to see what list it was on to see what you will pay for it. The new Avengers movie DH wanted we thought was full priced ended up being on sale

Its al just crazy

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birdieluver, don't just send them an email. Take a screenshot capture so you have proof.
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birdieluver, don't just send them an email. Take a screenshot capture so you have proof.
I sent them the same shot of the 2 shopping cart entries showing the huge price difference and asked why this happened. This was the reply from them:

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Thank you for contacting Discount Cardstock!

Unfortunately, our supplier raised their prices, so we had to raise ours last Sunday. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you for choosing Discount Cardstock!

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Yeah, right!!

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You don't think it's possible that suppliers raise prices and companies pass it on to the consumers? I regularly purchase my skin care from a particular company online. With my last reorder, the prices on multiple items had increased, without notice, from the last time I'd ordered. Bait and switch is definitely annoying when it happens, but companies aren't required to give you notice of price increases stemming from actual economic forces.
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