What a Deal: hhgregg delivery ripoff
I had dinner with Kat the other night, then on a whim went to hhgregg at Ridge and Brookpark to look at dishwashers. I saw one I liked. It was originally $499, but was on sale for $469. I asked how much it would cost to have it delivered, and the salesman said $39.99.
I was walking out of the store, contemplating whether to purchase when I saw the sign that said "free delivery -- on purchases $499 and up." So, the dishwasher was originally $499 with free delivery, and now it was on sale for $30 less, but with a delivery charge of $39.99.
Now, if I had I turned around and pointed this out, I might have been able to get the salesman to knock the price down a little bit so that the sale price delivered didn't actually cost more than the regular price delivered. But some people wouldn't catch this, and even if they did, wouldn't have the fortitude to insist on a reduction. Regardless, it is deceptive.