'Pay what you want,' SC store says

Monday, June 23, 2014 7:58 AM
Last updated 6:33 PM
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — “Pay what you want” is now being offered at smoothie store on Hilton Head Island.

The Island Packet reports that the Hilton Head Island Smoothie Co. has no prices listed and customers pay whatever they think the product is worth.

Store co-owner Marty Crocker says the idea is working. Crocker says sales have dropped 10 percent in the last two months, but profits have increased 15 percent.

It’s not the first time Crocker has used the concept. He brings a basket to the yoga classes he teaches and people pay what they please.

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AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/23/14 - 08:50 am
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Good luck on this one

Our church tried collecting a "love offering" for our yard sale, people pay as they felt "lead".
People loved the stuff, but loved their money more.

Should be a good study in human nature for your business!

redfish
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redfish 06/23/14 - 09:09 am
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Will work in Hilton Head...

Won't work anywhere else that doesn't have a wealthy, white customer base. Try "pay what you think it's worth" in Augusta and you will go out of business within a couple of weeks.

thauch12
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thauch12 06/23/14 - 01:17 pm
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Ignorance

Yeah redfish, don't quite know what race has to do with this situation...

gargoyle
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gargoyle 06/23/14 - 03:05 pm
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Have you been to Hilton Head

Have you been to Hilton Head .... They surround the whole island with a alternative reality. Life in the buy in communities can be anything they want.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/23/14 - 03:30 pm
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Gargoyle, explain more,

Gargoyle, explain more, please. I'm not sure I get it.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 06/23/14 - 04:17 pm
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Shore life is a way to

Shore life is a way to distance yourself from the rest of the world and a lot of the residents march to a different drummer.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 06/23/14 - 05:49 pm
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Headed to HHI July 14th

I will try their smoothies and let you know what they are worth when I get there.

Airman
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Airman 06/23/14 - 10:31 pm
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Redfish

Change your name, like maybe Redneck. The article did not call for a racist comment. BTW I lived on HHI for years and believe it or not they have a large black population

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