Here’s two popular comments on “why you should buy [insert item here]”
- “We’ve reduced price now twice!”
- “It’s now 50% from original price”
Any True Programmer Mind immediately knows that the amount of times some price has gone lower has no relevance. Why would you care if item that costs let’s say 17.99 has got price “decreased twice” (or three times). It has no relevancy here: the item costs 17.99 and that’s it.
Another way to fool is to say that some thing costs “50% of the original price”. Let’s say some jacket costs 129.99 – now, what difference does it really make to you whether original price is 250 or 130. You are still going to spend 130 bucks on that thing.
“Yeh, but 250 thing has more ‘quality’ than 130 jacket.”
Possibly so, but why would you need to know the original price? If the jacket is good quality and costs 130 bucks, that should be enough knowledge. Programmers don’t need to know original price, number of discounts or amount of discount.