An Analogy Between Wheelbarrows and Clothing
At work earlier this week a customer tried to talk down the price of a child’s wheelbarrow. He said that the price should come down because the wheelbarrow had been on display for a long time. His reasoning may have come from the fact that Spring just arrived, thinking that the wheelbarrow was left over merchandise from the past Spring. This, however, is not the case. We sell wheelbarrows year round. In fact that particular wheelbarrow had been on display only about a week, as the one displayed previously had been sold. When the customer was informed that the price would not be reduced, I asked him if he wanted to purchase the wheelbarrow. He said “no”. The customer remarked that a full-size wheelbarrow cost only $10.00 more. As the customer was leaving, I used the following analogy. Child-sized clothing, e.g. a pair of jeans, is priced only a bit less than similar type of clothing purchased for adults. The customer considered my analogy just a moment and said “You are right”. He, then, walked out the door.
8 Responses to “An Analogy Between Wheelbarrows and Clothing”
I wondered where you were going with that analogy. Customers are interesting, aren't they? Chelsea comes home with some pretty interesting stories.
That's true. I rarely buy things full price for Mary because she outgrows her clothes so quickly. I guess that same principle works for me as I can find so many cute things for her second hand that are hardly worn:)
I often think of the costs of kids clothing compared to adults…how much less fabric it takes. But in general sewing…I had rather make full sized clothing compared to toddler's clothes…so maybe that is part of the costs being about the same.
You raised a good point about the cost of smaller items being almost as much as the cost of a full-sized item.Your picture of Patches at the window in the post below is wonderful.
Sure shootin', just because it's pint size doesn't mean it's cheaper.Some people you'd never please no matter what ya did. There's just some plain old unhappy campers out there.God bless ya and have a most amazin' day sweetie!!! :o)
I wonder if he would have bought the wheelbarrow if you had dropped the price. Sometimes they just want to see what you will say and could care less about the merchandise.
The price of kids clothes is always amazing considering how short a time some things are worn. I volunteer at a local thrift store and we get many things in brand new and then sell then for anywhere from 25 cents (on sale days) to a few dollars. And most likely the guy asking about the wheelbarrow was just a looker vs. a buyer. Did you think that as well, Linda?
I've always thought it amazing how much kids clothes cost compared with adults….