Women Pay More...............

JoAnn_FlaApril 10, 2013

Anyone else see this on Anderson Cooper today?

Women are being charged more for a "Women's" product when the men are getting the same thing for less.
I might just have to buy men's products since they are almost identical.
What gets me is places like the dry cleaners, they charge men a lower price for their pants/shirts and a higher price for ladies pants/shirts just because it's for a women.

We need to start paying more attention to prices. Or ask for a price sheet an compare.

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susanjf_gw

have known for years that women pay to have a busniess suit tailored , while men get it for free! not right at all!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 3:20PM
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jasdip

It's always been like that. A pair of jeans are cheaper for men than women. Often hair cuts are cheaper for men, even if a woman likes hers cut short.....no different than cutting a man's head.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:03PM
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joyfulguy

Haven't you heard ...??

... man're cheaper'n women!?!?

o j

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:07PM
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RuthieG__TX

One thing that really gets to me also is that the quality of some fabrics on things like T shirts are so much better on mens shirts....the collared Izod type shirts are a world of difference....If I want new t shirts. I go to the mens dept and buy my T's...

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:07PM
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cookie8

Like the Bic pen for her - 30% more but it comes in pink!!!!
A few years back a local reporter went in with her husband to get her haircut. She requested the same cut as him, his $20, hers $45. No blow out or wash.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:41PM
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joyfulguy

(Men're willing to wear their clothes till they fall off, not follow the latest fashion, resulting in their wearing one item only a half dozen times or so.)

o j

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:44PM
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JoAnn_Fla

OJ, that means the men should be paying MORE since they don't buy as much as we do.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:52PM
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joyfulguy

Wall ...

... shut ...

... mah ...

... mouth!

o j

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:57PM
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YogaLady1948

My DH can get quicker and fast responses from our doctors offices than I can! When kids were in school sometimes he would have to go in and deal with things, because they ignored me;( Car mechanics respond better to men also! I could go on and on!!

It really is a man's world at times!!!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:10PM
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nicole__

But......men pay more to have items replaced, while women ask questions and have them repaired.

My DH just called, said his boss replaced his whole engine when the oil sending unit went bad.....a $25 part! Yes....I'm serious.....

DH took the alternator in to 3 different places, they all told him it was bad....to replace it, ($120). I took it to an expert, he teaches automotive @ the local college.......it was just a $5 alternator belt. That fixed it.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:24PM
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joyfulguy

Hey, guys!

Rally round the flag!

Circle the wagons!

The gals're givin' us the hot foot ... again!

o j

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:48PM
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OklaMoni

I have known that for years. My shaver is a mens, my shaving cream is mens, I buy mens golf shirts, and mens jeans for me! Savings for me. ;)

Moni... who is a "smart woman"... LOL

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:55PM
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jasdip

I told hubby just today that I'm going to start looking at men's jeans. Not only is ours more expensive but I go crazy finding them to fit me. No 2 jeans are the same, in the same size. The fit is always different.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 6:41PM
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joyfulguy

Hi jasdip ...

... that'd be the "filled out" kind, possibly?

o j

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 6:47PM
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jasdip

Hi OJ. You men have it easy. Hubby's jeans all fit him, no matter the make. He doesn't try them on, he knows that they will fit.

But we woman go crazy trying to find the right fit in whatever size. We can have 2 different sizes and they both might fit.

We were in a store looking at some yoga pants. Simple yoga pants (track pants type pant). He held up the waist of 2 the same size. One was a good inch or two wider than the other. Geesh.

This post was edited by jasdip on Wed, Apr 10, 13 at 19:58

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 7:57PM
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jannie

I was in my local big name pharmacy and noticed the shaving cream "for her" in a pink can costs more than regular shave cream.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 9:46AM
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cynic

(yawn) Wah!

Well OJ, remember who winds up footing the bill for a lot of the women's overpayments. I'm reminded of the old saying a woman's work is never done.... since the invention of the television!

Tagging off to you OJ. Watch your underwear before some of the hens try putting them on!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:00AM
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joyfulguy

But ... cynic ...

... they don't like the sound of the word "girdle" ...

... like the portable kind that I use on some o' my vintage undies (of the lower variety ... that slide, when old, unless subjected to a "hold-up")!

o j

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 3:01PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

"Anyone else see this on Anderson Cooper today?

Women are being charged more for a "Women's" product when the men are getting the same thing for less. "

Been that way as far back as I can remember. I am surprised AC thinks that is something new!
Haircuts, dry cleaning, clothing prices.... nothing has changed.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 3:19PM
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chi83

It's not some social injustice or gender bias. It's basic economics. The manufacturers/stores calculate exactly what people are willing to pay and that is what they charge. Not a penny more or nobody would buy it and they would not make any money. Men have been shown that they won't pay over a certain price for some items, while women often will.

So the fault is with the people who continue to buy overpriced stuff. There are always alternatives.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 12:23AM
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