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So at the supermarket the other day I see some meat marked down due to being close to the use by date. Original price was $9.76 and it is now $5.51. The sticker with the price drop describes it as being 33% off. That doesn't work out to 33% as it is around a dollar lower than the calculations but okay if they want to underestimate the saving that's fine. The tray of meat next to it was also marked down to $5.51 and noted as being 33% off. However the original price was around $8.50. Huh? You can't take two different figures and drop them both down to $5.51 and accurately claim the same discount on both. I understand that they are working in bulk and approximations but it still looked a little odd with the two sitting right next to each other.

For the record, I went with the one with the best price per kilo and best discount. :)

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On November 8th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC), satyapriya commented:
These were probably discounted by a 15 year old who can only think of when his/her shift will end.
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On November 9th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC), capnoblivious replied:
5:51, you reckon?
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