Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Why does everything cost .99 or $1.99?

I don't think people are THAT stupid, I've never met anyone that said when something is 1.99, didn't just call it $2, never do they say $1 or $1.99. It's just annoying, why can't everyone just go even on the dollar and include tax in that, make life easier.

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The practice is called "Psychological pricing."

    "Psychological pricing or price ending is a marketing practice based on the theory that certain prices have a psychological impact. The retail prices are often expressed as "odd prices": a little less than a round number, e.g. $19.99 or £2.98. The theory is this drives demand greater than would be expected if consumers were perfectly rational." from Wikipedia

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Proof of purchase. If everything was simple e.g. 2.00 people would give the money and go. no-one actually gives .99 . A purchase has to be registered for the till to open. (and give the change from 2.00 for a 1.99 item)

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is the 89 cent 5 layer borito at taco bell

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because its an epic feeling to get a penny in change back. You should try it. It might help with that depression thing you got going on and the pessimism.

    Source(s): shiny pennies are objects of optimism
  • matt r
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    wish gas was $1.99

  • 1 decade ago

    They stared that crap yrs ago, they thought it sounded cheaper it is stupid.

  • Diana
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You're not including gas prices, are you?

  • 1 decade ago

    My dad blames it on the Jews

  • 1 decade ago

    Would you rather pay more?

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