The reverse volume discount

Generally, per-unit prices go down as volumes go up. This is not always the case, however. Occasionally, whether by accident or as a tax on the mathematically disinclined, you’ll see something like this:
(From The Consumerist, which includes another, even more egregious example in one of the comments.)

One Comment

  1. Gregory Kohs

    I’m trying to imagine a situation where buying MORE units of a product would drive a higher per-unit cost, and it might actually make some intuitive sense. But the only item I can come up with is maybe “high-class escort service”. Two leggy blondes together (on your arms at a craps table, of course!) just might be more expensive than the total of each one in succession. (The mind boggles.)

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