In the shops now! Customers who bought this, bought... what?
We hadn't heard of BargainCrazy until Bitterwallet reader Ross Erskine emailed us, so unfortunately we're not in a position to confirm or deny exactly how crazy the bargains are. They may be relatively sober, they may be completely batshit mental. We just can't say for sure.
Plenty of merchant sites rely on recommendations to increase average order value; for example, a quick look at Amazon tells you customers who bought Round Ireland With A Fridge by Tony Hawks also bought his other books, and those with a similar theme. Pretty straight forward stuff, but very powerful at teasing a few extra quid from the customer's credit card.
BargainCrazy attempt the same kind of logical narrative to increase their sales. Take for example, a Servis M0330 Fridge Freezer:
We're sure it doesn't look that blurred in real life, although in all honesty we haven't seen one - note to BargainCrazy webmaster: when clicking on "detail view", customers might expect to see more detail, not less.
So you've bought your fridge freezer, then. What crazy bargain do you think BargainCrazy will recommend as a suitable addition to your order? A washing machine? A food blender? Kitchen utensils, perhaps? Nope. There can be absolutely no doubt whatsoever that customers who buy a fridge freezer would also buy...
That's right. A purple blouse:
Because that's the first thing you crave once you've somewhere to stick Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire Puddings. At least we know BargainCrazy are on-brand with their deals. More consumer madness please, to [email protected]