Strictly Speaking, This Party City Sale Sticker Is True, But It’s Still Stupid

Mathemetically, this is true.

Mathemetically, this is true.

Shopping at Party City, Jeff noticed this odd sticker. It advertises discounts of “up to 75% off” and that the item retails at $9.99 and now costs $10. Only that’s not really the confusing part.

“What a bargain,” Jeff writes. “Retails for $9.99 and on sale for up to 75% off. It’s now only $10.00.”

To be fair, the sticker says “up to 75% off,” and a penny difference is -.1% off. -.1 is definitely less than 75.


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