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Extreme Couponing is basically legally stealing, amirite?

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I applaud extreme couponers. It takes skill. It's not stealing, it's using your resources. :)

@aminotwrong I applaud extreme couponers. It takes skill. It's not stealing, it's using your resources. :)

My mom is amazing at this. Last week I came home and found 8 fifths of Captain Morgan on our counter. Why? Because with my moms coupon skills she got them for $3 each. I need her to teach me her ways.

It's not stealing if the coupons are doled out by the companies.

@heysoulsister It's not stealing if the coupons are doled out by the companies.

True, but what I meant was they are getting the items for free, like you would if you were to shoplift. Also many stores are banning using more than one coupon per item

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Not exactly. Receipts usually come from the companies that produce the products so that people will try their product. If the receipts are fake though... that would be stealing.

What they do isn't quite stealing... it's more like hoarding (which TLC also has a show about, so everything is really one in the same).
But do you REALLY need 90 bottles of hot sauce just because it's free?! REALLY?!

It costs so much less to make the products than they are sold for, so companies don't really lose any money when you use coupons.

@annikarosee It costs so much less to make the products than they are sold for, so companies don't really lose any money when...

Agreed. I don't know why companies even bother selling their products at all. Giving them away for free would be a much smarter business move since they wouldn't lose any money and their stuff would become extremely popular.

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@Agreed. I don't know why companies even bother selling their products at all. Giving them away for free would be a...

If. If they gave away stuff for free they wouldn't make ANY money. It still costs to produce things, just less than how much it's sold for. But that's what turning a profit is. Besides, many companies need to pay utility costs and pay workers, so it's not like all the money they make is profit. Besides, the whole point of selling things or providing a service is making money.

@annikarosee If. If they gave away stuff for free they wouldn't make ANY money. It still costs to produce things, just less than...

I was using sarcasm. Obviously it costs money to make things, pay workers, and make a profit. My point was that extreme couponing causes companies to lose at least a little money. And if everyone chose to get free products with coupons then they would lose a lot of money.

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@annikarosee If. If they gave away stuff for free they wouldn't make ANY money. It still costs to produce things, just less than...

I just realized that you may not interpret extreme couponing as getting free products, which happens fairly commonly. If you are referring to coupons like get 50% off, then I understand your point.

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@I just realized that you may not interpret extreme couponing as getting free products, which happens fairly...

@1334969 (Anonymous): No, I know it means getting free products. But the reasons companies can do that is because they know it doesn't cost them anything, and it's an incentive to get their stuff. Obviously if a LOT of people did it it would cost money, but most people don't, so.

@annikarosee @1334969 (Anonymous): No, I know it means getting free products. But the reasons companies can do that is because...

Truthfully, my point is that even if only a few people extreme coupon it does cost the company some money(even if only a few dollars). You might argue that the few dollars lost is worth it for the increased popularity, but the few dollars were still lost.

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