Sale At CVS Means You Pay Double

Shopping at CVS, Ajay noticed this odd sale on a seasonal item (sandals). Okay, it’s fine to charge more for seasonal items during the season when they’re used: that’s basic retail. But there’s something terribly wrong when employees put up a sign doubling the price on a sale item without batting an eye.

The good news is that the sale ends on Tuesday the 3rd, so you’ll be able to pick up your sandals for 50% off the sale price later this week.

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  1. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    But you get a $10 free gas card!! Totally worth it.. rite?

    • noahproblem1 says:

      Not exactly – you have to buy $30 worth of items specified in the semi-weekly* ad (the sandals are part of that sale) to get a coupon good for a $10 gas card.

      *Normally the sales run Sunday to Saturday – this week CVS has split the week into 2 separate sales – a new sale begins on Wednesday the 4th.

  2. Blueskylaw says:

    File maintenance workers are not paid to use their brain, they are paid
    to put up stickers and probably couldn’t care less about errors like this.

    • blightedbehemoth says:

      National sale sign, regional pricing. I work at a CVS and this occasionally happens. I’m not an idiot though, and I toss the sale tags that inflate the price. The label has the correct price, the sale sign is incorrect and shouldn’t have been put up at all.

  3. Extended-Warranty says:

    I sometimes wonder what is the mindset of people who post these kinds of stories.

    “Some men, just want to watch the world burn”

  4. T-Bone says:

    Things like this remind me of the subtext I mentally add to pharmacy commercials: “Shorter lines(because no one in their right mind does grocery shopping here), easy parking(because no one shops for more than a couple items and leaves quickly).

  5. SaltWater says:

    Who cares about cheap-ass sandals at CVS? Their prices on booze are the lowest in town.

  6. ToniaSheridan says:

    CVS has all sorts of interesting ideas. When the put things on clearance, they don’t see any reason to mark them down. Those clearance signs are just to let you know to stock up. Sale signs with the same price as the regular price? Just letting you know they’re featured in their ads.

  7. JackieEggs says:

    Do they charge half price for the pre-used enemas?

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/used-enemas-returned-to-cvs-678234