Christmas shopping, did I get seriously ripped off?

posted 2 years ago in Money
  • poll: Did I get ripped off?
    Yes and I'd return the items.. : (0 votes)
    Yes, but I'd just keep the items and move on.. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I'd call Bath and Body works and see what they might say. : (3 votes)
    3 %
    No you didn't get ripped off.. : (84 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 2
    240 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m not sure what Bath and Body Works policy is, but it’s not uncommon that the least expensive item is the one you get free. 

    Post # 3
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I dont think you got ripped off per se, you just didnt get a great deal. BBW usually has better sales, esp if you plan ahead and know how you plan to maxmize your savings ahead of time.

    Post # 5
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    That’s usually how those deals work. The fine print probably says “buy 3, get 3 free of equal or lesser value”. So you purchase the more expensive ones and the cheaper ones are free unless you got 6 of the expensive ones.

    Post # 7
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    Just about every store I’ve been to with a buy one get one deal will charge you for the most expensive items and give you the cheaper ones free. This just makes sense for them. When these deals happen I try to buy all the same price range so it is more “worth it” for me.

    Post # 8
    3884 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Paying for the more expensive item and getting the cheaper free is always how these deals work! 

    Post # 9
    1085 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    That’s how buy some get some works in every instance I’ve ever heard of. And I’ve never known it to matter which order they ring the items in. 

    Post # 10
    4570 posts
    Honey bee

    Also, these deals usually have nothing to do with the order scanned.  The registers are pre-programmed that once you hit six qualifying items, it will automatically deduct the three least expensive items regardless of what the cashiers do.  Pretty much every Buy X, Get Y free is structured like this.  Otherwise people would buy three $3 trial size items and then expect to get three $20 scrubs for free and the store loses $60 dollars instead of $9.  In fact, if you go on their website right now they have Buy 3, get 2 free and it says right on the ad the two lowest priced items are free.  These kinds of deals are best when the items you want to buy are roughly the same price.  If you have a variety of items in a range of prices, it’s probably best to wait for an X% off deal instead.

    Post # 11
    471 posts
    Helper bee

    Totally normal. I’m sure the cashier didn’t even do anything, the computer calculates the deal automatically. 

    Post # 12
    149 posts
    Blushing bee

    As people say, usually you get the cheapest ones for free at such deals (unless all items you buy cost the same).

     The employee saying this seems confusing though, I don’t get that either: “This was after she got done telling me how woman buy the 3 item deals so they can get the expensive ones free,”

    Off topic but,  did she really say “woman buy..”?  that’s kind of funny, i get it that most of their customers are probably women, but still.. lol

    Post # 13
    6502 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    This is standard, and at most places it won’t matter which items are scanned when; it will automatically charge you for the three most expensive and THEN you get the less expensive ones for free. It is likely that the cashier meant people will buy three and get equally expensive ones for free, thus making the discount 50%.

    Post # 14
    47203 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Standard operating procedure.

    Post # 15
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Working in retail that’s generally how it goes. What helps is if you purchase items all at the same cost

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