Friday, February 02, 2007
The scales! I nearly forgot!
I took them back yesterday, the first person I spoke to at the returns desk looked at the visa statement and the scales with the stickers on the box and said ‘sure thing’ and I went on my merry way to choose a replacement set, a different brand, around the same price.
The original scales were $159.95, but I only paid $89 as they were on sale. I thought that the 30% off would still apply and I found an even better set of scales for a slightly higher original price of $179.95. I thought I’d just pay the difference.
I got back to the returns desk, scales in hand, and the lovely girl I’d spoken to was nowhere to be seen. Another lady was in her place and she just frowned at me and said, “sorry store policy is that you must have a receipt”. I explained that I’d just been told that it would be ok. She gave a big sigh then finally agreed that I could exchange the scales, but only for the actual purchase price of $89. So I stood there with my $179.95 scales thinking ‘great’. She scanned the new scales to check if they were on sale and….. they were priced at $59.95!!!! I couldn’t believe it. She just stared at them, then looked at me and said, ‘well, I guess you have $30 to spend in the store’!!! So I quickly dashed around, trying to get whatever I could before she changed her mind. They were having a big sale and I scored two sets of six wine glasses (we don’t have a matching set right now) for $12 each, and an egg poacher (mine broke recently) for $15. What a score! She put it all through, I payed the few dollars difference and ran out the door with armloads of new gear!!
I haven’t tested the new scales yet, I need to buy a battery (totally forgot about that in my excitement). The measure in 0.05 increments and measure body fat. I just hope their not ‘heavier’ than my current scales! Stay tuned to find out how they go.