Bunnings shoppers left confused by 'discount' price tag

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Bunnings shoppers have been left scratching their heads after spotting a rather underwhelming discount price tag at the popular hardware store.

One eagle-eyed shopper shared a photo of the 'specials' tag to a Bunnings group on Facebook to see if others could riddle out the point of the price change.

bunnings three cents discount price tag
The 'discount' price tag only offered 3 cents off. Photo: Facebook

“I always like going to Bunnings, but I really don’t think much of this discount!” the man wrote alongside an image of the 10kg bags of Richgro Ezi-Wet Granulated Soil Soaker with a whole THREE cents knocked off the original price.

The gardening buy had been marked down from $19.98 to $19.95.


The post attracted plenty of discussion amongst the group, with many who agreed the discount wasn't really worth having a 'specials' tag for.

“Would’ve cost more to print the tickets for every store,” one person pointed out.

“Wow three whole cents,” another said, while a third mused: "Quick, grab 10!"

Bunnings Warehouse hardware store Australia.
Bunnings will price match other stores. Photo: Getty

A few others however, knew the orange price tags have a very special meaning, and they have to do with Bunnings' Price Match guarantee.

“It’s because of their policy that if you find a lower price they will beat it by 10 per cent. They are matching an advertised price," one person pointed out.

“They match the lower price so they don’t have to give the $1.95 discount off $19.95," another explained.

Indeed, last year Bunnings clarified with Yahoo News the true purpose of the orange label.

“An orange ticket is a competitive price match,” Bunnings National Cleaning Buyer Ashlee Tanner said.

“Even if it’s by a cent, we make sure we meet competitor pricing.”

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