I went to my favourite book/art supply store yesterday because they had a sale and I was feeling lonely.
At one table I found a box of 12 letraset promarkers and a markerpad, labelled 30,66 euros. I went oooh nice because it was a 60% off table.
I take it to the cashier to ask if it really is 60% off because hell, that would make it a very nice price indeed.
It turned out this was the discounted price and that they usually asked a whopping 80 € for the box. I went all
because the pack was incomplete, lacking the pouch shown on the cover, and opened. For a potential gift pack it was not very good.
Also I told the girl at the counter that their initial price was some 30 euros more than in the letraset webshop, which turned out to be true. A twelve-pack of markers is some 26€, the storage pouch (no longer available) some 8€, and the marker paper yours for 6,60€. Let’s add 8€ shipping, and what do we get. 48,60. And that isn’t counting in the fact that it was a discounted gift set, meaning it would save you money in some way. If the pack had contained the liner, how-to-instructions and blender it would have been equal to the gift packs available online at 56,60, which letraset describes as -15% from the price of putting it all together yourself. Probably true if you need exactly the same colours and have them as singles instead of a pre-selected pack.
TRUE, the 30,66 is less than 48,60 BUT I still thought that out of principle, and because I had no need for a marker paper pad, buying the set was unnecessary at that price.
Damn you Akateeminen Kirjakauppa.
Letraset’s webshop features free worldwide delivery for orders over 35€, taking down that price to 40,60.