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I used to have a scrund about retail sales, and I have found that many other people have it, too. What is it?
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Sales tax relevant?

Relevant how much of the money goes to the salesperson, the store, the manufacturer etc.?

Discounts relevant? Coupons? Gift cards? Exchanges? Refunds?
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Sales tax relevant? no

Relevant how much of the money goes to the salesperson, the store, the manufacturer etc.? no

Discounts relevant? Coupons? Gift cards? Exchanges? Refunds? no to all
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Any specific sector of retail sales? Online sales relevant? Selling in shops? The time of year?

Did the scrund involve the people involved in retail sales? The companies? Profit? Customers?
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Any specific sector of retail sales?It would probably work for most Online sales relevant? possiblySelling in shops?yes The time of year?m irrel

Did the scrund involve the people involved in retail sales? see later answers The companies? no Profit? no Customers? yes
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Does it involve the kinds of customers who buy certain things? Is the age of the customers relevant? Their gender? Nationality? Shopping habits? Wealth? How much they spend? Where they choose to shop? Another characteristic of the customers?

Does this apply to retail sales in the US? Elsewhere? Does the scrund involve a comparison between different places?
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Does it involve the kinds of customers who buy certain things? noIs the age of the customers relevant? no Their gender? no Nationality? noShopping habits? yes Wealth? noHow much they spend? noWhere they choose to shop? noAnother characteristic of the customers? yesioh

Does this apply to retail sales in the US? yes Elsewhere? probably Does the scrund involve a comparison between different places? no
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Is it relevant when the customers buy things?
Sales going up during holiday season relevant? Something along the lines?
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Is it relevant when the customers buy things? no
Sales going up during holiday season relevant? no Something along the lines? no
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Is money relevant, except for the fact that money is involved in sales? If so: Payment methods relevant? Prices? Credit?
Competition relevant? Attracting customers? Is the scrund about the best way to attract customers? Is the time of the week relevant? Or of the day? Customer demographics relevant?
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Is money relevant, except for the fact that money is involved in sales?no If so: Payment methods relevant? Prices? Credit?
Competition relevant? no Attracting customers? yes Is the scrund about the best way to attract customers? yesIs the time of the week relevant? no Or of the day? noCustomer demographics relevant? no
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Is advertising relevant? Shop displays? Special offers? Loyalty schemes?
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Is advertising relevant? no Shop displays? yesSpecial offers? noLoyalty schemes? no
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Is it to do with the products shops put in the windows? With which products they put out in the shop? Ways to make customers more likely to buy certain things? Layout of the shop? Things other than products that are displayed?
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Is it to do with the products shops put in the windows?no With which products they put out in the shop? yesish Ways to make customers more likely to buy certain things? yes Layout of the shop? yope Things other than products that are displayed? no
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Is it relevant how many of each product are put out, and how many are kept in the stock room? Is it to do with promoting certain products over others? Putting them in a more prominent position? How stock is arranged in the shop? The path customers take around the shop? Is the psychology of making people buy things involved?
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Is it relevant how many of each product are put out, and how many are kept in the stock room? yes Is it to do with promoting certain products over others? possibly Putting them in a more prominent position? yope How stock is arranged in the shop? yesish The path customers take around the shop? noIs the psychology of making people buy things involved? yes
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Do shops deliberately keep back some of their stock? If so, in order to make people think it's selling quickly, so that they buy it? To make items look more exclusive?

Did you think that shops put out all their stock? That they put out more than they actually do? That they keep back more than they do? Is the scrund connected to the quantities a shop orders in of each product? To reordering? To selling out of something?
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Do shops deliberately keep back some of their stock? irrelIf so, in order to make people think it's selling quickly, so that they buy it? To make items look more exclusive?

Did you think that shops put out all their stock? irrel That they put out more than they actually do? no That they keep back more than they do? noIs the scrund connected to the quantities a shop orders in of each product? yope To reordering? no To selling out of something?noish, but you're ORT
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Could this scrund apply to an independent shop? A chain store? A supermarket?

Is it relevant whether you can order in an item that the shop doesn't have in stock?
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Could this scrund apply to an independent shop? yes A chain store? yesA supermarket? yes

Is it relevant whether you can order in an item that the shop doesn't have in stock? no
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Is the layout of the shelves relevant? That the best offers are often on the very top or very bottom shelf?
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Is the layout of the shelves relevant? no That the best offers are often on the very top or very bottom shelf? no
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Is it about: the amount of a certain item on display? The amount in comparison to other similar items? How to display the items? Advertising relevant? Labeling? Color schemes? Targeting a specific demographic relevant?
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Is it about: the amount of a certain item on display?yes The amount in comparison to other similar items? yesHow to display the items? yesishAdvertising relevant? no Labeling? noColor schemes? noTargeting a specific demographic relevant? no
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Do the shops encourage people to buy something by making it more prominent in the shop? By making them more likely to see it? Making them think it is popular? Desirable? Good value? New? Different? Making them think they must buy it now before it goes?

Is the rate at which shops change over their stock relevant? Is the idea of 'new season' goods relevant?

Are any signs in shops relevant? Is pricing relevant?
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Do the shops encourage people to buy something by making it more prominent in the shop? yesish By making them more likely to see it? yesishMaking them think it is popular? yesDesirable? see previous answerGood value? no New? noDifferent? noMaking them think they must buy it now before it goes? no

Is the rate at which shops change over their stock relevant? noIs the idea of 'new season' goods relevant? no

Are any signs in shops relevant? noIs pricing relevant? no
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is it relevant how the stock is arranged? whether it is arranged in a pattern or not? is the scrund that you thought stock was arranged as it often is on TV - i.e. in a pyramid type pattern? but actually that dissuades people from buying it?
is the arrangement of stock towards the front of the shelf relevant? having all stock turned so that the labels can be seen? and they all point the same way?
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is it relevant how the stock is arranged? yope whether it is arranged in a pattern or not? nois the scrund that you thought stock was arranged as it often is on TV - i.e. in a pyramid type pattern? but actually that dissuades people from buying it? no
is the arrangement of stock towards the front of the shelf relevant? no having all stock turned so that the labels can be seen? no and they all point the same way? no
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HINT: What's one thing you're bound to notice about a display?
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The size? Height? Where in the store it is placed? What products are being displayed? The variety of products? How it is displayed (eg on mannequins, on shelves etc?)
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The size? yes Height? See previous answer Where in the store it is placed? irrel What products are being displayed? irrel The variety of products? irrelHow it is displayed (eg on mannequins, on shelves etc?) irrel
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So was your scrund to do with the size of displays? The size of certain displays relevant to others? Did you believe that a big display always gets more attention from customers? That a small display gets more attention? That shops make big displays out of things they want to sell? That they make small displays?

Do shops sometimes pad out displays, eg stacking cans on top of a platform to make it look like there are more cans? Relevant?
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Or is it to do with whether everything in a display is for sale?
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So was your scrund to do with the size of displays? yes The size of certain displays relevant to others? yesDid you believe that a big display always gets more attention from customers?no That a small display gets more attention?yesish That shops make big displays out of things they want to sell? no That they make small displays? yope

Do shops sometimes pad out displays, eg stacking cans on top of a platform to make it look like there are more cans? Relevant?
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Or is it to do with whether everything in a display is for sale? no
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Did you think a small display means a popular product, because a lot have been sold? That a big display means the shop is trying to attract attention to a poorly-selling item? But actually shops make big displays out of the most popular items, to get attention for them?

Do shops sometimes pad out displays, eg stacking cans on top of a platform to make it look like there are more cans? Relevant?
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Did you think a small display means a popular product, because a lot have been sold? That a big display means the shop is trying to attract attention to a poorly-selling item? yes But actually shops make big displays out of the most popular items, to get attention for them? yesw

Do shops sometimes pad out displays, eg stacking cans on top of a platform to make it look like there are more cans? I don't know Relevant? no

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What you thought seems reasonable when you think about it logically, but most people probably don't. They are used to thinking frequently-observed = popular, which is true in regards to names in the news (though that one's also true for especially UNpopular/INfamous people), models of car seen on the road, number of times something is overheard in conversation, etc.
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Watch out there, Biograd. You've set yourself up for another Nimue false analogy puzzle, especially with models of cars seen on the road. See the flaw?
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On second thought, I take that back. You seem to be saying that the examples you mention are of things that actually ARE popular, but this wires the brain into thinking that more = popular.

And this gets so wired in that subconscious that even though the items on the display haven't been sold yet, that relationship clicks in the brain.

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