Friday, August 1, 2008

Price Upon Request

I was looking through some old magazines earlier today and became very annoyed by a common phrase; " Price upon request". It irks me to no end when i glance down to see how much a certain something is and this phrase snootily stares up at me! Obviously these items are not within my reach but still, i would love to know how far from my reach they actually are. At what point does a designer decide they must be contacted to in order to divulge the secret astronomical price? What exactly is the purpose of "hiding" the price? Do they make it up based on who's asking?? I'd really love to know the reasoning behind this one.

This is one of those silly little things that has always bothered me. Am i the only one this annoys? Possibly..... ;)



* MK's belt is absolutely fabulous, hope its not PUR! hehehe

1 comment:

Willie said...

I know exactly what you mean. A situation that happened to me earlier today maybe a little bit similiar; I went to the Swap Meet because I was interested in buying me some retro super nintendo or game boy games. When I went to the booth, I noticed there were no prices on the games so I waited until the old man was done with the customer in front of me. Then after patiently waiting, I asked how much for each ... and he couldn't give me a solid price. One gameboy game he said was $10 and I was thinking, "ok maybe I might" and then I asked about the super nintendo games and he goes, "2, 3 maybe" so I ask, "2 or 3 dollars?" (I was like thinking I could do this) so I ask about a particular game and he looks at me very peculiar and says directly, "$35." I thought that was ridiculous so I said, "That's alright; thank you" and he says loudly, "THANK YOU; BYE!" like he didn't want to deal with me. I guess people pick and choose which prices they want to give to certain people; it's a shame but that's people for ya.