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Entry from September 22, 2017
“‘A fraction of the cost’ is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost”

Businesses sometimes say that a product is being sold at “a fraction of the cost.” That usually means that the product is on sale, but what is the fraction?

“‘At a fraction of the cost!’ Which fraction?  Could be something like 3/2 and who wants to pay more than usual?” was posted on Twitter on January 5, 2010. “When commercials say ‘a fraction of the cost,’ do they not realize that 3/2 is a fraction?” was posted on Twitter on August 8, 2011.

“‘A fraction of the cost’ is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on September 21, 2017.


Twitter
David Petersen‏
@calcdave
“At a fraction of the cost!” Which fraction?  Could be something like 3/2 and who wants to pay more than usual?
6:12 PM - 5 Jan 2010

Twitter
Matt Lynch‏
@lynchmc
nerd break smile... heard an ad selling something for “a fraction of the cost”... they want you to think 1/2, but could be 99/100 or even 3/2
8:52 AM - 23 Mar 2011

Twitter
Miss Bunny Mickley‏
@bunnyhalberd
When commercials say “a fraction of the cost,” do they not realize that 3/2 is a fraction?
8:52 AM - 8 Aug 2011

Twitter
Jessica‏
@craiggster
yeah you’re dumb why do they say “get stuff here for a fraction of the cost” 3/2 is a fraction and so is 5000/1. http://tmblr.co/ZqIfTsjK0BDx
10:11 PM - 25 Apr 2013

Twitter
Bridge‏
@Br1dge50
Lol when commercials say “at a fraction of the cost of....”
That ‘fraction’ could very well be 3/2
9:26 PM - 28 Apr 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
“A fraction of the cost” is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost.
submitted September 21, 2017 by ClamChowder6

Twitter
Half Sober‏
@BlackedOutKids
“A fraction of the cost” is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost.
6:27 PM - 21 Sep 2017

Twitter
Shower Thoughts‏
@atshower
“A fraction of the cost” is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost.
7:17 PM - 21 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, September 22, 2017 • Permalink