You have probably heard tales of woe from naive shop owners who have nearly lost their business due to a Groupon deal or coupon from a similar product.  But now it’s getting worse.   It seems the some shops and less than dilligent sales people are in fact raising prices on the so called “deals” so that the 50% off bargain will look that much more attractive.   

Business Insider has a report from a former Sales Rep in that industry who claims the practice is common place, and going to get worse.   

It just goes to show you, before you click on that impulse buy  on your smart phone, do your own due diligence.   If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.