While this posting doesn't violate the technical rules as spam... I think it violates the spirit of the forum. I didn't average the discounts... but eyeballing the prices on "fast and light tents", it seems like the average discount is something like like 5% and the best seems to be around 15%. That is not what I would call a "heck-of-a sale"! I am not even sure if these are "sale" prices, or just the normal prices of Hermit's Hut which might sell some items below MSRP.
Of course, the reason why folks do this sort of thing is because they can see that they get extra clicks, and maybe a few purchases. The cost? Nothing. At least that's what they think. I think it would be good to help these folks understand that there is an opportunity cost.
What might that be? That while these sort of tactics might net a few unsuspecting folks, it will also anger enough consumers that it will actually cost them business. In my case, I am removing Hermit's Hut from the list of companies I will do business with, I am putting them on my web page as a company I don't do business with, and am sending them a message about this. How much business are they losing? Not as much as I would like :-). I would guess between $50-200/year because they have never been high on my list. I would guess that once or twice a year I have purchased items from them when the stores I like don't have a particular item. No more.