Egg On Their Face
I was recently in Bristol Farms, a local grocery store I prefer over Whole Foods. One aisle featured pre-packaged food. This included a few containers of store-made egg salad.
I looked more closely, and saw one cost $4.99 per pound, while the other was charging $9.49 per pound. I assume this was a clerical error, and not that one batch of egg salad was secretly twice as good as the other.
If I had bought the egg salad, obviously I'd have chosen the cheaper container. But which was the right price? Would I dare point out to the store the discrepancy, taking the chance that it would be fixed against my interest?
As I was leaving, I asked myself: is there any chance this is a strategy? They mark one product way too high, so everyone else feels they're getting a deal? I wouldn't put it past them.