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Education Perfume pricing mystery

Discussion in 'General' started by Kronos, 20 Dec 2017.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    This is a gift wrapped 100ml bottle of Chanel No 5
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    This cost £105 pounds.
    Now for £52 I could have bought a 35ml bottle.
    Pay £74 and for a further £18 I could have bourght a 50ml bottle of perfume and for an extra £29 I get an extra 50ml. It defies logic and the young girl who served me was not in the least bit helpful when I asked why perfume pricing was so odd except to say the all do it.

    So looking for enlightenment.
     
  2. bawjaws

    bawjaws Multimodder

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    Your numbers are confusing me :D

    But I think you're saying that 100ml = £105, 50ml = £74 and 35ml = £52. If so, the cost per litre is £1,050, £1,480 and £1,485.71 respectively.

    In which case, it's not exactly defying logic to suggest that buying items in bulk volume tends to be cheaper per unit bought. It's almost as if there's some sort of relatively fixed cost involved in packaging, transportation and so forth... This tends to be the case for pretty much everything, from fizzy drinks to perfume.
     
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    That's exactly it. Buy more means you pay less per ml. That's some expensive perfume. You should try Amazon next time. ;)
     
  4. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Amazon are more expensive.
    Ah but the bottles are bigger, more glass, more packaging.
     
  5. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Well, don't use it all at once then!
     
  6. Anfield

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    We can't assume linear scaling between the dimensions of the packaging and the quantity of the content.
    Due to that we also can't assume linear scaling between quantity of content and how many units fit on a pallet, how many units fit in their warehouse and so on.
     
  7. Kronos

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    Reading this made my eyes bleed.:grin::grin::grin:
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Containers follow the square–cube law so as a shape grows in size its volume grows faster than its surface area, in effect you're using less materiel to contain more.
     
  9. Kronos

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    Wish I had never started this thread now.:oldconfused::oldconfused::oldconfused:
     
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  10. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    I'll try to explain it differently:
    If they can fit lets say 500 bottles of 100ml each in the space available for the product they can't necessarily fit 1000 bottles of 50ml each in the same space.
     
  11. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Hey it's better than talking about Brexit or how awful Chanel No 5 smells. o_O
     
  12. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    I have a good excuse for never buying my wife perfume, expensive or otherwise. I seem to have an allergy to one or more of the common ingredients, leading to sneezing and streaming eyes if I get a whiff of any.
     
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  13. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Surely this is subjective, the good lady likes it which is all that matters?
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Yes entirely and having read what i said back i didn't mean it to come across like that, sorry. :oops:

    I should have said that I personally don't like the smell, and that I've never understood why perfumes/aftershaves are scented the way they are, like you say your good lady likes the smell as do lots of women but I've never understood that part of it, isn't a scent meant to attract or be like by the opposite sex?

    In theory us men should be wearing something like Chanel No 5 as women like that smell and women should be wearing something like Dior's Sauvage.
     
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  15. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Give it a try and report back :hehe:
     
  16. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Women seem to like dresses also so maybe I'll go the whole hog. ;)
     
  17. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Went to an all boys school that had female roles in plays. It’s an interesting sight :lol:
     
  18. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Apply the same logic as you do when you buy pizza, proportionately your cost per slice ratio is ALWAYS better the larger the pizza.

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