04/07/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I had a desire to get my cat a toy. I was about in town & decided to stop into PETCO. They had a toy I thought my cat would like, on sale for 21.49 from 24.99. Sort of expensive but I was in the mood. The cashier asked if I had there store card, I said no, asked if I wanted one, I said no. The rung up price was the off sale amount, guess I hadn't read the fine print on the sign. I walked out without the item.
I'm giving this store a poor review for two reasons. First, you shouldn't have to divulge your person contact information that would be required for that store card. You know they are going to sell that information to everyone & anyone who'll give 2 cents for it. If someone chooses to do that, give them the 5 % off extra that is one the promotion for signing up. Secondly, after I walked out of the store I went to eat, got out my smartphone, went to Amazon, & bought the very same thing for $12.97 with free shipping. Big different, huh? Even their sale price was a rip-off. Religate these stores that are accustomed to being the only act in town for a given product & therefore able to gouge at will to the following. Make them showrooms for the online businesses that can provide you the same products at the very best competitive prices. Go to PETCO, find what you want, write down the name, walk out, & then order the same product for 40 - 50 % off at an online retailer. We do not need these gouging businesses. Want a new pet? Go to the humane society.