Target Still Doesn’t Understand Bulk Pricing, Or Maybe Charges For Boxes Now

Target is one of my favorite stores. It’s where you can find all of life’s essentials at deeply confusing prices. You might as well just ignore the price tags, since unit prices are really the only thing that matters.

In the case of this Diaper Genie refill that Tamar found, to be fair, the two packages aren’t just different quantities of the same thing. In the case of the two-pack of refills on the bottom, you have to buy two, but they come in a box. That is apparently a bonus item that costs eighty cents, because your baby is going to like playing with this box better than any of the toys you’ve bought in the last three months anyway.


There’s no similar explanation for these batteries that Matt found. “And I did check the tags,” he notes. “They’re under the correct quantity.”


Well, this is Target: we wouldn’t expect anything else.

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  1. schwartzster says:

    I do most of my grocery shopping at Publix which is generally a great place to shop except that products are often more expensive per-unit in larger sizes. This drives me bonkers and my complaints to the store and corporate have been brushed off. I could shop much quicker and more enjoyably if I could trust that an 16-oz container of sour cream was a better deal than two 8-oz containers and just grab what I need, but instead I have to compare prices on everything. The shelf tags have unit pricing on them which would be convenient except that they often use different units of measurement across the various brands and sizes.