A lot of advertised prices these days (especially on the internet) shows not only the price they want but the price “original” price. It is frequently a price that noone has ever paid for that good or service.
Its bad enough when Amazon touts a 50% discount for something theya re selling at market price but I recently got Groupon and there is consistantly stuff on there for 95% discounts off the original price. It should be pretty clear that noone in their right mind would ever pay $1000 for this thing that you are now charging $50 for but it must sucker some people, otherwise they wouldn’t bother.
There should be a rule that you cannot advertise an “original” price if noone has paid that price in the last year.
Please feel free to move this to MPSIMS if it does not draw enough ire.