July 10, 2012

Can Someone Please Explain Topps' Math?

Here's a closeup of the 2012 Topps Allen and Ginter blaster box.  Can someone please explain how adding one pack to seven packs gives you 20% more value?


7 comments:

JT ..:.. thewritersjourney.wordpress.com said...

Must be that new math.

JT, The Writer's Journey

Baseball Nut said...

This struck me as odd too. The one extra pack is definitely not 20% more than 7, it is about 14%. But I think I've figured out how Topps calculated 20% more value.

Blasters are $20, loose packs are $3. To determine how many loose packs you could purchase for the price of a blaster divide 20 by 3 which gives you 6 2/3 packs. 20% of 6 2/3 packs is 1 1/3 packs. Add 6 2/3 ( the amount you should have been able to buy with your $20) to 1 1/3 (20% more) and you have 8 total packs which is what you will find in your blaster.

deal said...

I think they just rounded up to the nearest 20.

Matt F. said...

To throw a little more information in...loose packs are now $3.19 a pack and blasters are still $19.98.

jacobmrley said...

HEY! That was going to be the lede of my of my post about Ginter. I am glad someone else noticed it.

GCA said...

That's the lamest marketing strategy they have on blasters. The "extra" pack should be something different, like double size or includes some exclusive inserts or something.
xx packs plus one extra pack means someone messed up the count the first time and threw another pack in. Which one is my "extra" pack? It's just stupid.

Crackin Wax said...

Actually, it should say 0% More Value. Seriously. Find me a blaster that advertises only 7 packs with no extra packs included and I might be convinced that there is nearly 20% More Value in those yellow banded boxes.