That just takes the custard cream

Why is it that retailers wait until just after I have bought something to reduce the price and appear to be clearing out unsold stock? It’s happened with no less than three items this week, and it is getting annoying. I can only think that retailers gauge the point at which they have sold all they can at full price by seeing what I am buying and adjusting straight after I have bought. Things that I haven’t bought, even within the same set, invariably hold their price. It’s bloody annoying.

I can only assume that either there is a conspiracy, or that I simply have unpopular tastes in books, software and other goods and have very bad luck when it comes to money. Rememeber folks: it isn’t paranoia if they really are out to get you.