Do you like, totally suck at math, and stuff? Do you also happen to need a bunch of rechargeable batteries to bring life to all the lousy clearance electronics your aunt bought you from now-defunct retailers Linens ‘N’ Things and the Sharper Image?
Well you, dear numerically-challenged reader, are in luck. Target has just the deal for you:
Why buy a measly little four-pack of Energizer AA rechargeable batteries for $10.99 when you can get an eight-pack for $22.99?
Look, it says “TEMPORARY Price Cut” right there on the rack, so it must be a good deal, right?
Other than the fact that two four-packs would only cost $21.98, I can’t think of a single reason not to jump on this “deal” right this second.
The moral of the story? Don’t go shopping without your calculator.
The moral of the story: buy Duracell. At Costco.
Better idea… learn to add and subtract; sucking at math is not a learning disability, but rather just plain lazy these days.
Price, yes. But also consider the cost – and lament the packaging. Look at all that there plastic y particle board. Yuck. Is there a way to ship re-chargeable batteries in their own charger – and make the thing last for years? As a consumer trying to consume less, I’d actually pay more for less.