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    Black Friday is upon us this week (and I have the rather unfortunate task of working in a supermarket from 1pm-11pm in a 24 hour supermarket:cry:).


    This got me thinking: say you saw a deal on some stuff, what would you rather go for - a deal which mentioned saving over X hundred pounds or saving over 20%

    I personally would go for X hundred as it sounds larger but say it was a product with different specifications (phone, laptop, tablet, car, etc), that number would only be true for 1 spec ,whereas the percentage would apply for all the range
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    (Original post by quasa)
    Black Friday is upon us this week (and I have the rather unfortunate task of working in a supermarket from 1pm-11pm in a 24 hour supermarket:cry:).


    This got me thinking: say you saw a deal on some stuff, what would you rather go for - a deal which mentioned saving over X hundred pounds or saving over 20%

    I personally would go for X hundred as it sounds larger but say it was a product with different specifications (phone, laptop, tablet, car, etc), that number would only be true for 1 spec ,whereas the percentage would apply for all the range
    Pounds because most people don't know how to work out 20% or say whatever percentage of an amount so I won't attract the customer. Whereas pounds being dropped from original price may attract more customers because they can actually see what deal their getting
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    (Original post by quasa)
    Black Friday is upon us this week (and I have the rather unfortunate task of working in a supermarket from 1pm-11pm in a 24 hour supermarket:cry:).


    This got me thinking: say you saw a deal on some stuff, what would you rather go for - a deal which mentioned saving over X hundred pounds or saving over 20%

    I personally would go for X hundred as it sounds larger but say it was a product with different specifications (phone, laptop, tablet, car, etc), that number would only be true for 1 spec ,whereas the percentage would apply for all the range
    I think X hundred pounds is better, but if a deal is less than £100 off (i.e. a smaller item), it'd probably be better to say percentage off.
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    Depends what the numbers are. I'd say that for an individual item (say it costs £1000), "£200 off" sounds better than "20% off", but if it has to apply to an entire range (or even the entire store) where prices vary, it'd be easier to just say a blanket percentage (e.g. "Everything on this shelf is 20% off").
 
 
 
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