Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Of The Worst Deals In Retail History… #17 That’s NOT How Sales Work!

You're no fool. When you're out shopping, you can tell a good deal from a bad one. You're all for saving a few bucks but shake your head at false or shady advertising. Still, even the best of us get tricked from time to time.

Take a look at the example of Black Friday. Some people wait to recover from food coma to shop around or avoid it altogether but there are millions who brave the traffic with belies stuffed with turkey and pie and line up with hopes that they'll get their hands on one of the few flat screen TVs on sale.

The thing is, the best deals aren't always on Black Friday. In fact some Black Friday sales are repeated throughout the year, some just a few days before Christmas and some after. Many shoppers know this but join in on the holiday hustle and bustle for a number of reasons such as continuing a family tradition or because they're pressed on time. However, there are plenty of others that are actually misled.

Black Friday isn't the only time when we're tricked into thinking we're getting the best deal. Companies try to trick us all the time. Want proof? just check out some of the worst deals ever offered below.

#1. Some stores offer fake discounts.

Definitely a steal for customers who can't do the math. Maybe this is a sign to stop drinking soda...

Some stores offer fake discounts.

#2. And then there are some that price up.

Where are you putting that extra money, Walmart?!

And then there are some that price up.

#3. And yet, they still advertise it as though it's a sale.

At least they're being honest about how much you'll be overspending. If only all price tags were so informative...

And yet, they still advertise it as though it's a sale.

#4. This Gatorade better be special.

They're charging fifty cents extra. We've just about had it with these "rollback" prices!

This Gatorade better be special.

#5. Sometimes, it isn't the price tag that fools you but the item itself.

Aw darn, we thought these were camouflage sandals. Got us good.

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