False economy

Discussion in 'You couldn't make it up!' started by Newshound, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Newshound

    Newshound Member

    Skinner’s is not one of our big sellers, but like many retailers, I am happy to get it in to order, so no problem when someone asked if we stocked Skinner’s muesli. I gave them a price and said that our main delivery comes in every Wednesday, so as long as I know by Tuesday lunchtime, we should be able to oblige.
    It turned out that I quoted £1 more than they were currently paying, but the outlet they go to is 25 miles away. So they go on a 50-mile round trip, which takes at least two hours and costs around £5 in fuel, to save £1. I was very happy when two weeks later they placed their first order.
     

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