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Ten traps in stores that make you pay more

How often do you make unnecessary purchases in the supermarket?

We bet the answer is every day

However, you're usually forced to buy useless things with a whole set of tricks

Here are the most common traps marketing experts use to boost sales and get as much of your money as possible?

number 10 in convenient checkouts

More than 60% of people put back unnecessary purchases in the checkout line

To prevent customers from doing this manufacturers don't put any shelves on checkout areas and make them incredibly narrow

In this case you can't remove unnecessary things from your cart and put them anywhere

Remember that if you've changed your mind, you can give all the things you don't need to a cashier

There is nothing to be ashamed about

number 9 rest without a rest

Food courts are meant for you to relax and have a snack before continuing your shopping

However, you won't be able to spend much time eating uncomfortable seats little space between the tables

And noise all do their job

This trick helps shopping malls keep people browsing the stores and have a constant flow of customers

number eight no windows no clocks

It's common knowledge that casinos have no windows or clocks

So people lose their sense of reality and spend a lot of time and money there

Shopping malls borrowed this trick to do just the same are

You familiar with a situation where you run to a store for only 10 minutes, but spend an hour there?

So then you know what we're talking about

number 7 cozy shops

All passageways in the malls are brightly lit, and there's always loud music that is amplified and echoed by the floor tiling

But as soon as you enter any of the stores the floors and lights become softer and the music is suddenly calm and pleasant

All this creates a feeling of comfort and makes you stay longer in the shop

sometimes the whole day

number 6 Clever fitting room mirrors

Sad as it is fitting room mirrors are made specifically to make us look slimmer and taller

Some lingerie stores for example add pink pigment to their mirrors to make the skin look tan why does this trick work?

The more we like ourselves and some clothes the more likely we'll buy them


A friend of mine bought a weird pair of jeans last week because of this trick don't let them fool you think twice before buying

number 5 Rearranging Goods


You buy your stuff at the same store for a certain time

You know exactly where everything is you move straight to your mark without looking around

When the store shuffles the goods you feel like you're lost in a desert

You have to search for what you need filling your cart along the way, and that's what the stores are aiming for

number Four thought-out lighting

Everyone knows the best bananas are those of a certain tint of yellow?

This also applies to other fruits and vegetables and shop owners know this well

The issue of imperfect colors is solved with lighting the right light can make any goods look much better

number three artificial demand

Let's take juice Shelves for an example ever notice those empty spaces between the cartons

We tend to think it's because the juice is popular as it's so good and we take it for granted

Alas most of the time it's the store employees who remove the juice from the shelves to create the appearance of high demand?

Tricky One, but it always works

number two manipulation based on lack of confidence

Mirrors outside the fitting rooms play an important role in sales if a person is not too confident

Or just doesn't look great their reflection will remind them of that this trick makes us buy something new to feel better

Keep in mind that you don't need a new dress or t-shirt to stay as perfect as you already are

number one playing contrasts

There are two kettles with similar characteristics on the same shelf, but one of them cost

$79.99 and the other is $99.99

The cheap one will sell well and the more expensive one will go almost unsold

Why is that? Well? We often don't think of the real value of things we just want to get a great bargain

Spend some time thinking about the products features don't be fooled by price tags

Now have you ever been caught by any of these traps. Do you know any other ones share them in the comments below?

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