A new on-line kite store is making a big splash at the moment, by advertising a massive 30% discount for National Kite Month. BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED. All the prices I've checked on that site have been artificially inflated so that the 30% discount brings them down to the normal manufacturer's suggested price.
What's more, this dealer is, apparently, an AKA merchant member and so buyers are entitled to a 10% discount on normal purchases. Such discounts don't usually apply to sale items, so that means an AKA member buying from this source would not only be cheated by not getting the purely imaginary 30% discount, but would also miss out on the member discount on the normal price.
I hope the association can take steps to stop such misrepresentation from someone using the association's name in its promotional material. This is totally unfair to other dealers, and to all potential buyers, many of whom might jump at the opportunity to buy at "30% discount" when they are in fact getting none at all.
- Wayne Dowler and Victor Albert Brito like this