The following are some of the catchy advertisements of products that we purchase from the market. Which of the following offers would really benefit consumers? Discuss.

Q.:- The following are some of the catchy advertisements of products that we purchase from the market. Which of the following offers would really benefit consumers? Discuss.

(a) 15 gm more in every 500 gm pack …………
(b) Subscribe for a newspaper with a gift at the end of year ……
(c) Scratch and win gifts worth ` 10 lakh …………
(d) A milk chocolate inside a 500 gram glucose box …………
(f) Buy shoes worth ` 2000 and get one pair of shoes worth ` 500 free …………
(e) Win a gold coin inside a pack ………

 

Answer:-

(a)15 gm more in every 500 gm pack – yes, it will benefit because it is given at the time of purchase.

 

(b) Subscribe for a newspaper with a gift at the end of a year – no, because you have to keep paying every month for one year without any guarantee that you will get the gift at the end of the year.

 

(c) Scratch and win gifts worth ` 10 lakh – no, as you can scratch the card only after purchasing and in most cases you will get nothing.

 

(d) A milk chocolate inside a 500 gram glucose box – if the milk chocolate is visible before purchasing, then it is beneficial to the consumer. Otherwise, the chocolate may not be found inside once the consumer has purchased and opened the box.

 

(e)Win a gold coin inside a pack – it may not benefit the consumer if the ‘gold’ coin is not really made of gold.

 

(f)Buy shoes worth ` 2000 and get one pair of shoes worth ` 500 free – the shoes may not be of the style required by the consumer. Also, the price of  `2000 may have been increased to include the cost of the shoe of ` 500. So probably the consumer is not benefitted.