On Her Flying Trapeze

Thursday, December 29, 2005

A Warranty for my Chewing Gum, Please

We go to the store almost constantly on vacation. We bring all kinds of things we will never use and forget tons of things we "need."

Yesterday we took our daily trip to --Mart for an air mattress pump. We decided to go for the quality and get the $20 Coleman model. Yowza!

So, our cashier offered us a one-year extended warranty to protect our investment. For the cost of only $2.50, we could rest easy at night for a full year, knowing that if our pump burst into incendiary destruction, we could have it replaced free of charge.

Why not offer me a deal where I pay 50 cents extra for my pack of chewing gum? Then if it loses its flavor after 30 minutes of chewing, I can bring it back in for a refund.

6 Comments:

Blogger blackbird said...

um, NO JOKE...
at Best Buy the other day, I was offered an extended warranty on a video game.

12/30/2005 4:57 AM

 
Blogger Liz said...

Salesperson tactic - offer the warranty, because if they buy it they may never use it, but if you offer, they don't buy it, then need it? The next thing they buy will be just about guaranteed to also include an extended warranty.

(inside info)

12/30/2005 6:13 AM

 
Anonymous Lauren said...

And you know we've all wanted to say that to the sale clerk but weren't daring enough! :)

12/30/2005 11:06 AM

 
Anonymous David said...

I find it amusing when I empower myself to say "no" to an extended warranty, only to have them say, "you've got to be kidding me". Really. I made my choice, now don't get snooty with me. If you want to encourage me to make a choice that might improve my situation, than explain in a nice tone why I might benefit from this. Ooops, I forgot, you have a commission to make. Oh, dopey me....

12/31/2005 7:11 AM

 
Blogger Queen Beth said...

I have nearly fallen off my chair laughing! I get so tired of warranties that really aren't necessary. Hey, manufacturers! I'm on to you! YOU WON'T GET MY $2.50!!

1/01/2006 4:02 PM

 
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