Counterproductive Deceptive Advertising
As someone who is both quantitative and skeptical by nature, I always head straight for the fine print of a deal: that’s usually where you discover that it’s not as great as advertised.
Which makes the fine print here all the more confusing. I saw “You Pay 2 $3” in big font and thought to myself “Ok, I’m getting two green peppers for three dollars”.
Upon closer inspection, I realized that the price was actually two pounds of green peppers for three dollars. At around half-a-pound each, this means you really get about 4 green peppers for $3. Isn’t that what you want to advertise?
I wonder how many people picked up a green pepper, thought “$1.50 is too much!” and put it down.