The International Paintball Group (IPG) can often be seen spruiking their $8 paintball deals on the main walkway. I wish to inform you that IPG misrepresented and outright lied to me about the true prices and conditions of that deal.
IPG’s sale tactic is to lure people in with the tempting deal of only “$8 per person”, plus a “great deal on ammo”. Allegedly, $8 is all that is required to cover basic equipment and registration for each player. In reality, the cost of equipment is extracted through a higher $25 rate for the first one hundred paintballs. This distortion of cost allocation is designed to fool people into committing some money initially. Then, as the true costs and hidden fees gradually reveal themselves, customers feel they have already committed too much to pull out.