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10/21/2007

Weird pricing schemes

I got myself a TV over the weekend. What I couldn't figure out is the following paying options:
  1. Pay $10K now
  2. Pay $10K in 12 monthly installments, interest free
  3. Pay $10K in 18 monthly installments, interest free
  4. Pay $10K in 24 monthly installments, interest free
Is there something U of C didn't teach me here?

(by the way, I added a tag for "consulting" so I can keep track of my comments on general business suggestions and questions. This particular pricing scheme seems to be out of whack with whatever the company is trying to do)

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Dude, that must be a good TV.

Josekin said...

You see, Shmoo? This is why I have footnotes.

(All figures in HKD and illustrative only)

Sorry, Andrew.

Josekin said...

I too wish it were USD$10K

Erik Corry said...

Perhaps you should try negotiating a discount from the shop. Ask them if you can get it for 9500 if you pay cash. Alternatively, find out if you can get it for 9500 from a different shop by paying cash.

Artificially inflating the cash price wouldn't hurt the store much if most of their customers don't want to pay cash.

shmoo said...

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