I think their excuse is that the packaging is more expensive, gotta keep the flowers "fresh"
I just finished being price-gouged on Valentine's Day flowers for the girlfriend. Does anyone else remember when FTD and 1800flowers sent the flowers fresh from a local florist shop? How does it actually cost MORE to have them shipped three-day delivery in a box by UPS?
I was listening to a conversation on the subway today between a group of three college girls. One of them said it was "common" for girlfriends to ask their boyfriends to wait until the day after Valentine's Day to buy chocolate so that the girlfriend can get more chocolate for the same price.Ha!