In the shops now! #7: Maplin's no-nonsense deals
While a few of you have nabbed bargains in the sales, it seems fair to say that January has been a disappointment for plenty of people. And is it any wonder when Maplin entice punters through the doors with promises of cut-price gadgets in their winter clearance, to then metaphorically smack them in the balls with a hammer of monks:
Of course they might be mistakes, but someone is pushing these numbers into spreadsheets, someone is printing these labels, someone is putting them on display and someone is managing the stores and shrugging their shoulders when customers ask whether they've noticed, the same manager who seemingly had the bollocks to sell Broadband USB as a special, in a manner that truly is as distant from the dictionary definition of special it it's possible to be. It's not bastard difficult really, is it?
Thanks to Bitterwallet reader Bill Bennett for the photos. Remember to keep an eye out for similarly iditiotic point-of-sale misdirection and send your pics to email@example.com.