How much should you pay for something?
How do you know you are getting the best price?
You can walk into most stores, find an item on the shelf
And line up at the register to pay the regular price
Before entering the store, or during the transaction,
you can sign up to get the insider, or member price
Your email address can give you announcements on weekly
Items that you are now worthy of a promotional, or sale price
Your purchase history can get you an announcement with items
you could purchase for a manufacturer's price
For some items, they may notify you of a promotion for a specific period
of time for an anniversary, or holiday price
Some stores will promote items if they have been scratched or
dented for a discounted, or red tag sale price
An item at the neighborhood convenience store is likely sold for more
than the same item at the chain grocery store normal price
The chain grocery store sells an item for more than the big box warehouse
store where you need to buy in bulk to obtain the lower unit price
You may walk a red carpet to get to the garage sale, blockbuster sale,
or bargain basement price
The Founder's sale implies generosity but it may not be much
more than the annual, or clearance sale price
What if you make the trek to get there for the early bird special
and find out it is not much different than the weekly price?
So Sherlock, how much should you pay for something?
How do you know your 2 cent research will get you the best price?