Sunday, April 1, 2012

Why Two

You know the TV ads offering a cheap appliance, gadget, bags, etc., with a lifetime guarrantee, lowering the price several times and then saying, "For this price, we'll not only give you this product, we'll give you two." So, exactly why do you need two of something that has a lifetime guarrantee?

Wait, I know why, it doesn't last more than year, if that long, because either it breaks or you break it being so flimsy it's ridiculous and the second is there for the guarranteed lifetime replacement, which you bought. And if you send it back for a refund, exactly how long do you think it will take for the amount to be credited to your credit card account?

Anyway, I just love the sales pitch, "For the price of one of this really great product, you get a liftetime guarrantee. But wait, if you call now, we'll match it with a second product for free." With a 50% divorce rate in this country, you'd think we're selling marriage the same way, "Wait, if your first marriage doesn't work, we'll give you a second one for a low price and no alimony."

Maybe it's time we stopped falling for twofer offers. And we'll discuss the the extra large size for the price of a medium one later.

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