Woman in Johannesburg Buys Cap and Pays More at Till, Total Sports Explains Markup in TikTok Video

Woman in Johannesburg Buys Cap and Pays More at Till, Total Sports Explains Markup in TikTok Video

  • One woman spent more than she intended after visiting Total Sports and buying a cap, thinking it was cheaper
  • The lady thought she was buying a cap for less, only to find out she was sorely mistaken
  • People thought her video was hilarious, and many made jokes, Total Sports spoke to Briefly News about the mix-up

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A TikTokker was out shopping when she fell for a pricing tactic. The lady wanted a product, and it was severely marked up when it came time to check out.

Woman in TikTok video shows marked up cap
A woman made a TikTok video complaining that she bought a cap thinking it was on special, but she was mistaken. Image: @user67894321906543
Source: UGC

The video of the woman's shopping experience received more than 500 likes. Netizens complained about similar experiences while shopping, but others argued that shops can mark up their products freely.

Woman buys marked-up Total Sports cap

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@user67894321906543 was happy to find an R150 cap. By the time she was at the till, she noticed that the price was actually R169.95

Watch the video below:

South Africans discuss price markup

Some people commented on the video and said other stores also mark up prices later. Other people encouraged the lady to try to get her money back.

Briefly News contacted for comment. Total Sport told Briefly News:

“The discrepancy between the two prices the customer found on the product was due to a re-pricing that was implemented in-store. The price was increased due to the cost price increases of the product. This is a standard retail industry practice. This particular product was not on discount or promotion."

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Bambolunye_za commented:

"It's a markup, hence the white sticker, not a scam. The only mistake they made was not scratching out the previous price with a black marker."

Mnene Mtimande Ngwen wrote:

"Did they say they were having a special? There is nothing wrong with pricing going up, and it's good for business."

Ceefirstladyann advised:

"Go get your money back."

User.45. added:

"Something like that happened to me at Mr. Price."

Pk argued:

"The white sticker means markup, and the red one means mark down. There’s nothing wrong there. Their price went up."

Lesedbku5dx wondered:

"Why do you think the original price is covered?"

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In a different story, one man had a similar experience. One man was shopping when he noticed Woolworths sausage, thinking it was cheap, only to find out it showed how much someone would save.

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Briefly News previously reported that you have to be street-smart when shopping in Mzansi because stores will catch you out! This man did simple math and found that an apparent special on a bulk buy deal costs more than buying singles.

Seeing specials in grocery stores that cost more than the standard price is not new to SA peeps.

TikTok user @daniel_chitombi shared a video showing a man who spotted something fishy on a Maggie two-minute noodle bulk buy special. After doing some basic math, the man calculated that the apparent special actually costs R10 more than buying a single value pack, not on special.

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