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York Expert Warns Customers on Marketing Tricks For Holiday Price Gauging

York Expert Warns Customers on Marketing Tricks For Holiday Price Gauging

YORK COLLEGE — The holiday seasonal shopping has officially begun with the end of Thanksgiving, an expert said sales are up in retail stores but some retailers might be out to rip off customers.

York College Business and Economics Professor Olajide Oladipo said in an interview that products might be more expensive on Black Friday than it was three to six months prior. He explained that a $10 product might be increased to $14 on Black Friday and sellers would give a twenty percent discount leading to a decreased price of $11. He said to keep your eyes open for this trick.

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