I am really wanting to sew and have been thinking about a new sewing machine. The one I have is 40 years old and has never been serviced. I can`t thread the bobbin...the wheel is sticking. But to have it serviced...would cost more than to buy a new one or at least just as much.
I have been looking at them at Wal-Mart. The sewing department is a new department in my Wal-Mart ...2 weeks old.
I was at Wal-Mart...just this a/m and saw a simple sewing machine ...the price said $59.97. I figured, if it didn`t meet my needs...I would just take it back. There were 2 of them left on the shelf with the price tag right underneath.
I took the sewing machine up to the cashier and it rang up $97.44. I told the cashier what the price on the shelf read and she called someone to see what she needed to do.
Now, Wal-Mart is famous for having the shelf tag not matching the merchandise (at least the one I shop at is) But they are also famous for making things right.
I walked back with another sales clerk explaining to her that it would be wonderful to get it at that shelf price and I know it is their policy but whatever they choose to do, I would accept.
She saw the shelf price tag and put the other sewing machine where it belonged. She could not find the one that went with the price of $59.99
We walked back up to the register and she called someone. The lady cashier said, "She should get it for the shelf price, that is our policy."
I was hoping that but I wasn`t going to demand it...that is not my way.
The manager let me have it for the price on the shelf. My husband thinks I should not have accepted it. He made me feel dishonest. ( He didn`t mean to but he did) Thankfully we did not have this conversation in front of anyone.
I am a Christian...lying or deceiving is not in my character.... and I knew that I had said all I needed to say to let them know that I would have accepted what ever they would have told me.
I am thinking that if I have to ask my spark friends on what they would do...then I must be feeling guilty and should take it back.
I have not opened the sewing machine box yet, as I am still undecided.
Please give me some honest feed back.