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'That's not how math works"

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:23 am
by Tyler
Sears is going out of business near our house. We stopped in there yesterday just to check out the deals.
Rugs were marked down 70% off with a sign that said "80% off lowest ticket price". I was confused if that meant it was 80% off the already marked down rug or 80% off the original price. The following conversation happened.

me to store clerk: Question on the 80% off lowest price. Does that mean this $75 already discounted rug would have an additional 80% off?
Employee: Let's think about that. What is 80% off of 70%?
Jocelyn: It would be about--
Employee: I would be paying you to take the rug
us: *dumbfounded looks*
Employee: It is 70% off already and you want another 80% off of that? I would literally be giving you money to take the rug. *laughs in our face*
Jocelyn: That's not how math works.
*walk away as she is still laughing at us with a different person that was passing by*

WE AREN'T DUMB! SHE IS! You are allowed to be dumb, wrong, or rude - not all 3.

'That's not how math works"

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:28 am
by tylersucks
Why would you ask such a dumb question?

'That's not how math works"

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:36 am
by cwilkins88
Its too bad she didn't just get frustrated and give it to you for five bucks. Then again, we can't all be Bryan.

'That's not how math works"

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:04 am
by wags83
Man, I'm frustrated just reading that. There's so much I want to say to that lady but I feel like it would all be for nothing because she wouldn't understand.

'That's not how math works"

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:05 am
by wags83
Maybe she thinks that dollars and percentages are the same thing?

'That's not how math works"

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:22 am
by Tyler
wags83 wrote:Source of the post Maybe she thinks that dollars and percentages are the same thing?

Lol. I don't think she was that dumb. I think she was adding 70%+80% = 150% off. She didn't think it was possible to apply a discount and then apply an additional one to that new price.

'That's not how math works"

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:35 am
by wags83
Tyler wrote:
wags83 wrote:Source of the post Maybe she thinks that dollars and percentages are the same thing?

Lol. I don't think she was that dumb. I think she was adding 70%+80% = 150% off. She didn't think it was possible to apply a discount and then apply an additional one to that new price.

That's really not MUCH better.

Re: 'That's not how math works"

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:17 am
by Tyler
Reminder since Sears is going under next week and will be marking down prices.

Re: 'That's not how math works"

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:43 am
by Tyler
Filed for bankruptcy this morning. Hoping to keep it's profitable locations open.

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'That's not how math works"

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:26 pm
by wags83
Tyler wrote:Source of the post Filed for bankruptcy this morning. Hoping to keep it's profitable locations open.

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The one closest to me is not one of the lucky ones to survive...
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 645971002/

Re: 'That's not how math works"

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:31 pm
by Tyler
I can't imagine there are many at all that are profitable.

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'That's not how math works"

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:57 pm
by wags83
Tyler wrote:Source of the post I can't imagine there are many at all that are profitable.

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I think the one at the Mall of America is staying open from what I've seen.