I think we’ve learned something today: not to buy stuff off the TV. QVC was selling, last night, a Nintendo Wii, Go Play Circus Star Games, and a bunch of accessories (golf club, tennis racket, etc.) QVC wanted $362.97 for the bundle, but if you look at the retail price for all this, it comes out to $239.97. Yes, that’s a $140 premium. For what?
To be fair, QVC later slashed the price of the little bundle to $318.20, which is still a hot $80 more than retail.
Never mind the fact that QVC is selling the bundle for that price, the real question is: who’s dumb enough to pay hand over fist for the bundle? And who still buys stuff from these channels?