Yeah, i tried to reason with them that $99+ (or even $99.90+) would be a fairer qualifying amount for that very reason, but they decided $99.99 was their bottom line, which only helped if you bought one item for that amount. Very short-sighted, IMO, if their intention was to move product.
@shahnm I wasn’t planning on buying anything, & I held firm until the ukeleles popped up. But i only bought 2, one for me & one for my musically-inclined honorary niece, or if she already has one, for an underprivileged kid who wants one from Santa, aka Toys for Tots or similar charity. I was so close, but i didn’t give in! I probably would have if they had changed it to $99+ or $99.90+, though. #stubbornlyirkless
@Kyeh@shahnm Oops, i posted this in the other topic before seeing this one. Here’s a copy:
The mahogany is nice, too bad it was sold out before the Mehrathon. I didn’t love the black, so i ended up getting purple, in the hopes that it’s as dark as it looked in the photo. I don’t think I’d like it as much if it were bright purple, that would definitely look weird, i think. I’d prob have to learn a few Prince songs to make it seem intentional! I checked the Amazon listing that was linked on the product page & my favorite one is the “tattoo” version, but of course they wouldn’t let those go to Meh. It’s about $10 more than the already-inflated Amazon price of our colors. Yeah, hard pass.
@ircon96 Oh but they did move product. People bought a ton more just to get a free irk. The new meh experiment. I hope they decide the ill will it caused for those who bought enough but then irks were sold out will be enough to make this a one time only.
@Kidsandliz Just think how much more they could have moved with that simple change, though. I’m sure I’m not the only one who understands basic math & refused to play their game, not even for an IRK. And you’re right, add to that the people who waited too long because the total was too hard to get to for whatever reason, & that’s a decent quantity of disgruntled customers!
@ircon96 The total was too hard to get partly because of the 0.99 cent pricing… a diabolical plot to get people to buy more… because of course… sunk costs, bought an irk first, or well… fill in the blank for drinking the koolaid.