Monday, May 16, 2011

Random Monday Morning Stuff

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So I was at Lowes over the weekend picking up a replacement light switch cover for one I got paint on (years ago - but that's another story) and when the guy rang it up, it was over $4, for a plain white cover. So he said "That can't be right. That's ridiculous!" Of course, it was the last one in white, but he checked the sku and he'd input it correctly. So then he calls over another girl and says "$4 for that - that's ridiculous." And she agrees. So he says to me "How about $1?"

So he rang it up for $1.

I wasn't even aware they could DO that! And then on my way driving home, I was thinking that I should have asked him to talk to the dude at Best Buy. When I upgraded my iphone a year or so ago, the phone charger for the old phone wouldn't work on the upgraded phone (of course, since that's how they get you) and the new phone charger was $60. I completely balked and refused to buy it, which meant I had a dead iphone lots of times. It wasn't the money. It was the principal of the matter. Finally, someone came out with an after-market one for $12 and I bought that.

Or have you ever bought a spare or replacement cord for your laptop? If not, be prepared to shell out $60-80 for that, too. I had to buy one to replace one a dog chewed years ago and it was $80 for a laptop that I'd paid all of $350 for. Seriously. Where's the Rip-Off Report when you need them.

So anyone else got a rip-off or discount story?

Deadly DeLeon


Tori Lennox said...

I can't think of anything off the top of my head but I love those people at Home Depot who decided on a cheaper price for the switchplate cover! :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - I still can't believe that happened. I've probably visited home improvement stores tens of thousands of times and never once has someone offered me a discount.