The peculiarity of most people is perhaps no more apparent than how they deal with money. I find that one of the funniest phenomenons is that of the idea that you’re “saving money” by buying something on sale. A person might drop $1,000 on a new T.V. that’s on sale, for example, but be more excited by the fact that the regular price was $1,300 and therefore claim that they “saved” $300. No, they actually didn’t save a single dollar – they just spent one thousand of them! However, so few people seem to see things this way when it comes to retail spending.
Retailers have most people brain-washed into thinking that spending is actually saving and therefore people from all walks of life don’t get much more excited than when things are on a huge sale. The most mild-mannered of people can get as excited as a school-kid on a sugar high when an online or in-store search results in finding something (often that they don’t actually need) that’s selling for a major discount.Continue reading “Why Does Everybody Love a Sale Except When it’s the Stock Market?”