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do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


http://www.kmart.com/smart-sense-mo...=4&blockType=G4

http://www.kmart.com/smart-sense-dr...1&blockType=G11

That includes deposit

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the great deceiver
Sep 23, 2003

why the feds worried bout me clockin on this corner/
when there's politicians out here gettin popped in arizona

uh oh theres only one case of mountain rapids left in stock at my local kmart

the great deceiver
Sep 23, 2003

why the feds worried bout me clockin on this corner/
when there's politicians out here gettin popped in arizona

furiously starting my car as i post this

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Wow, how could they not make a profit selling 12 cans of lovely soda for $2.50?

raton
Jul 28, 2003



You're fat op

drunk dog
Apr 6, 2014

Resident Millennial


didn't read the op but if it's your mom I say yes since she's in all the most probability a drunken whore, go gently caress yourself op

Falun Bong Refugee
Dec 14, 2015

by FactsAreUseless


It's almost like water and corn syrup don't cost a lot.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

Wow, how could they not make a profit selling 12 cans of lovely soda for $2.50?

$1.90 (5c deposit included in price).

That's 15 cents a can customer price. The gently caress they paying, 4 cents a can??

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Melmac posted:

$1.90 (5c deposit included in price).

That's 15 cents a can customer price. The gently caress they paying, 4 cents a can??

Yea honestly, it's lovely white label soda, it's probably like 5c a can for K-mart?

the great deceiver
Sep 23, 2003

why the feds worried bout me clockin on this corner/
when there's politicians out here gettin popped in arizona

wait a minute now theyre saying theres only one case of dr smart left at my local kmart as well. i'm starting to think there may be some dishonesty going on.....

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

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Mountain Rapids
Dr. Smart

its like movie names for some bad james bond knock off franchise

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Like, I don't live in a state with a deposit. But local grocery stores regularly sell Pepsi and Coke 12 packs for $2.50 each. Not sure why you'd be confused about some lovely off brand soda being $2.50.

The Butcher
Apr 20, 2005

and it was all going so well...


This is just evidence exibit #3204 why Trump is going to win you dumb yank fucks.

You've made your corpulently obese bed, now you get to lie and rot in it.

Roll around naked in the putrid lard that has become your society! Smear it on your bitchtits and into your mouth!

BigBadSteve
Apr 29, 2009

In a world gone mad,
we will not spank the monkey,
but the monkey will spank us.

It's common for large stores to price the odd item below cost. They do this because many customers who buy these so called "loss leader" items will buy other stuff as well.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

check it out
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The Butcher posted:

This is just evidence exibit #3204 why Trump is going to win you dumb yank fucks.

You've made your corpulently obese bed, now you get to lie and rot in it.

Roll around naked in the putrid lard that has become your society! Smear it on your bitchtits and into your mouth!



no

Pantsless Hero
May 25, 2004

Serv-Bot will kick your ass.

PBS Newshour posted:

Mountain Rapids
Dr. Smart

its like movie names for some bad james bond knock off franchise

Welcome to the questionable soda museum! I can't decide if I like Dr. Chill's smooth bedside manner more than a Real Dr. Life is tough.

Only registered members can see post attachments!

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

check it out
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Pantsless Hero posted:

Welcome to the questionable soda museum!



dr. perky oh my god

JiveHonky
May 12, 2001

by zen death robot


Grimey Drawer

The Butcher posted:

This is just evidence exibit #3204 why Trump is going to win you dumb yank fucks.

You've made your corpulently obese bed, now you get to lie and rot in it.

Roll around naked in the putrid lard that has become your society! Smear it on your bitchtits and into your mouth!



larb not lard

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

check it out
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anyone ever seen pranks cereal?
its my favorite off brand thing.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Pantsless Hero posted:

Welcome to the questionable soda museum! I can't decide if I like Dr. Chill's smooth bedside manner more than a Real Dr. Life is tough.



I bet at least half of these come from the same factory.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Pantsless Hero posted:

Welcome to the questionable soda museum! I can't decide if I like Dr. Chill's smooth bedside manner more than a Real Dr. Life is tough.



Doctor A Plus just rolls right off the tongue

The Butcher
Apr 20, 2005

and it was all going so well...


Pantsless Hero posted:

Welcome to the questionable soda museum!



Faced with these choices I would go with the Dr. Skipper because they had the biggest "how close can we get to being sued for this name and design" balls.

Bet they ripped the flavor off really well.

Also chance of a $1 mil which I don't see anybody else even attempting to match.

Falun Bong Refugee
Dec 14, 2015

by FactsAreUseless


I'd go with Dr. Snap.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Pantsless Hero posted:

Welcome to the questionable soda museum! I can't decide if I like Dr. Chill's smooth bedside manner more than a Real Dr. Life is tough.







SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Clearly you gotta go for Dr. Perky because who doesn't like a perky doctor?

shut up blegum
Dec 17, 2008


--->Plastic Lawn<---

Uhm, hello? Dr. Shasta???

AnElegantPeacock
Jan 31, 2010

Hey gurl, hey.


It's called a loss leader OP. They sell you something super cheap hoping you buy some other worthless poo poo.

Bloody Hedgehog
Dec 12, 2003

Gotta nuke something.


Gotta get out there and buy me a case of Mountain Don't.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


AnElegantPeacock posted:

It's called a loss leader OP. They sell you something super cheap hoping you buy some other worthless poo poo.

This makes a lot more sense. The supermarket near me regularly has 12 packs of plain old seltzer for $6 for 12.

PBS Newshour posted:

anyone ever seen pranks cereal?
its my favorite off brand thing.

KiteAuraan
Aug 5, 2014

I AM ANGRIER THAN EVER!


Because that poo poo costs like, 10 cents to manufacture man. They make like, 250% profit. It's the only profitable thing at K-Mart.

Rape Stink
Feb 14, 2012


Hey cool, literal poison for cheap.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


KiteAuraan posted:

Because that poo poo costs like, 10 cents to manufacture man. They make like, 250% profit. It's the only profitable thing at K-Mart.

So when they charge $1 for it in a vending machine how much profit is it because I can't do that kinda math

KiteAuraan
Aug 5, 2014

I AM ANGRIER THAN EVER!

Melmac posted:

So when they charge $1 for it in a vending machine how much profit is it because I can't do that kinda math

Oddly enough, it's Cat. Like you eat. You alien bastard.

Cowman
Feb 14, 2006

Beware the cow

it's store brand so they probably paid like $1 for the whole thing.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


KiteAuraan posted:

Oddly enough, it's Cat. Like you eat. You alien bastard.

I like cats (to pet) but I also like the hit TV series "Alf".

Cowman posted:

it's store brand so they probably paid like $1 for the whole thing.

How did the person they buy it from make money off that

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Melmac posted:

How did the person they buy it from make money off that

Store brands, they buy poo poo tons of white label products from the same company and put their "store" logo on it. Thus they get incredibly cheap prices because they are buying millions of products from the manufacturer every year.

old fat bird
Oct 26, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


can someone post a screenshot?? I really doubt what this buttwhole thinks is funny is worth allowing those nasty looking tracking cookies onto my browser

Isaac
Aug 3, 2006



Fun Shoe

you are being stooged in every single product. once i checked what the profit margin on a 79c can of tomatos was and it was like 60%

raton
Jul 28, 2003



Isaac posted:

you are being stooged in every single product. once i checked what the profit margin on a 79c can of tomatos was and it was like 60%

My Brit friend in Bangkok said standard retail markup is around 2x what you paid unless you were talking luxury items or jewelry or something then it's 4x

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Isaac
Aug 3, 2006



Fun Shoe

Sheep-Goats posted:

My Brit friend in Bangkok said standard retail markup is around 2x what you paid unless you were talking luxury items or jewelry or something then it's 4x

retail is all about getting people in the door and spending as much time as possible inside the store. Plenty of items are "Loss leaders" meaning you sell them at a loss to make people come to your store instead of the other guys store.

I could write pages about supermarket retail but who cares.

Some luxury items such as perfume have markups in the 1000% range


edit

as far as distributor to store price and retail price its generally in the 10-25% range on the majority of things. Theres some ridiculous poo poo that goes on. a while ago all the laundry detergents got changed to double concentrate and had the bottles/boxes reduced greatly in size. Because of the change and confusion the 2 or 3 companies who supply those products were price fixing and making shitloads of money.

The scenario kind of was 2L is now 800ml for the supposed effectiveness of 1.6L but the price went to double the previous 2L price. This is just a really rough example.

They got away with it for like 2 years where a small box of laundry powder now cost $15 instead of $5

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