Ace Hardware store is currently selling two identical “hotel personal care kits,” although one is blue for men, and the other is pink for women. Despite them both having the same exact items inside, the men’s kit costs $7.59 while the women’s kit is $2.40 more, at $9.99.
While you may think the price is higher because the women’s kit contains so-called feminine items, it doesn’t, the only thing differentiating the products is the color.
After a Twitter user named Tom McDermott shared pictures of the two items and their pricetags Twitter went off. “Unbelievable. So glad I don't shop there anymore,” one person wrote, while another added, “Um, pink plastic is more expensive??? Ace out here wildin.”
What's your take on this? Is it gender discrimination or just a mistake?
Here are some women's reactions....
Pink things always cost more. The pink-themed home tool kit costs more than the black (man’s) version.— QalamBE قلم بي (@QalamBE) August 13, 2018
I am going to my local Ace Hardware store tonight after work. If they still have this display, they will hear about it from me. 40 cents more for pink! In-SANE!— NotSoCrazyCatLady (@rmthorkelson) August 13, 2018