Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Shipping

There are people behind those web pages.  You know it.  Some of them are shitheads.

So I searched the Internet to find the best deal on these pen refills that I like.  Google let me shop and I picked the lowest prices with free shipping.  The only problem was that by the time I got to looking at my cart with a couple of them, the free shipping had shifted to $7.95.  Then, when it came up at the checkout, shipping was $15!  What a ripoff!  The people designing these pages just know that half of us aren't paying attention after we make our decision.  I had to go back a couple of times.  The worst was this $15.

You know, it wouldn't help to tell you who this sneaky seller is.  They'd just find another way to look legitimate and rip us off in the end.

The worst of it is that there's no one to look at face to face.  I can't even call and complain.  At least when Cabela's sent the wrong color I can go to their store and tell them their policy of switching colors on me isn't working to someone's face.  This poor girl behind the counter won't be able to do anything about my complaint but make the return, but at least I have a real person to complain to. 

Companies are people.  Remember that the supreme court ruled about that.  Well, these people have one motivation - to separate me from my money.  That's it.  That's all they want to do. A few want to do that in an honest way, to provide a real product or service, but lots more would like to do away with any and all effort on their part.

So, when the price of shipping starts out at free, moves to $7.95, then turns into $15 before my eyes, it kind of torques me.  You all have to watch out for yourselves and keep an eye on the shipping!

Thank you for listening, jules

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