Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Mark-Up on BSA Merchandise (a little education)
Mark-Up on BSA Merchandise (a little education)
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 09:25:00 -0000
If you have purchased anything from a major department store or even a
discount chain store they use about the same mark-up on most "Soft Good"
items. The term is called "Keystone" or in lay terms Double the cost to get
the retail. So if it cost $1.00 it is sold for $2.00. This is just a
normal mark-up. And when they put it on sale, and you think that it is a
real bargain, chances are that the retailers cost is still half of the sale
price because they purchased it at a special price just to put on sale but
to make a full mark-up!
The "Hard Good" (everything non clothing) will have about a 30% mark-up.
So when we fuss and complain about the pricing of BSA items, we need to
remember that they are just following the norm.
True you can buy a 12" Lodge Dutch Oven at Target for $32.00 (on sale $28.89
and I have 4 as of today!!) and I think the BSA price is $54.00, so me
thinks that BSA is also putting a "Keystone" mark-up on Hardgoods!!
This wealth of knowledge comes from being a buyer for over 17 years with a
very large department store chain.
God Bless to all, and we have SLEET & SNOW in Jackson, MS today, Yuk,!!