As I work in London, but live in Yorkshire, when I am up north I notice certain things with the gaze of a tourist. This is how I stumbled upon (with some chagrin) the current phenomena of “special offer” advertisemets outside shops and restaurants, where the offer being presented really isn’t particulary special.
“ONLY £5.95 for a coffee and scone”
“Sandwiches between 1-4pm only £4.99”
“Tea and cakecombo deal – just £5.50”
Do shopkeepers and brands really think consumers are that stupid that they wont spot something being advertised as a “special offer” but still at a high or normal price ? Do people fall for it?
Rip off Briton isn’t about the larger economy so much as the individuals who manage stores and own shops within it by the look of it.