On my way to work this morning, I decided to pick up some doughnuts from the new Krispy Kreme that opened at the downtown train station. I ordered one dozen original glazed for $6.90. The clerk then notified me that for an additional $1 (which would be donated to some charity listed on an accompanying coupon), they would give me a second dozen for free. To me, it was a no brainer--I said sure. Minutes later, when I opened the boxes at work, it was evident that the $1 doughnuts were not of the same quality as the $6.90 doughnuts. The glazing had shrunken and they were much chewier than the fresher ones. A co-worker commented that the "bonus" dozen were obviously day-old leftover doughnuts. Definitely edible, just not as fresh. Two questions. First, do you think they should tell you upfront that the bonus dozen are not the same as the ones they're selling at regular price? And secondly, if this is Krispy Kreme policy, do you think they are taking a tax writeoff on the full retail price even though they are unable (or unwilling) to sell them at that price when they're a day old? Are they gaining an advantage over simply thowing them in the garbage?