Mission: Find a temporary extension 6ft USB to M-F to use my data card until the new Internet service is installed.I need it now! Those are the key words.Now!
My mission seemed innocent and harmless enough.So.I went on the Internet and look at what was available with the major retailers.RadioShack was my first look since there was a store close to me.On the internet,the Shack had one around $6.00.it can be ordered on the net.Forget that."I NEED IT
NOW!So,I went down to the Shack to see if they might have something else at reasonable price.Wrong!!!! All cables started above $25.00.
Not to bore you and cut to the chase, exact same thing happened at Best Buys at $35 and Walmart much the same.Really poor customer service I told the Best Buy salesman as I was fuming.
My god,I said to myself,the retailers have removed all low end product and put it on the net and are now poised for the "Thirteen Month" and have only high end product on the selves. In retail,the "Thirteen Month" from Dec.26th to the 31st,is one of the most profitable week of the year because people "Need It Now." to operate they're new cell phones,TV's and electronic product that they got for Christmas.It is extremely important to they're bottom line.
But I have a problem with this.The consumer should be given a choice.In my case,I needed the cable only for about a week.And to me,this is price gauging and forcing the customer on "impulse" and "Need It Now" buying.
I'm not against companies making money but this may draw the line with no choice.
Mission ACCOMPLISHED! It was a little out the way,but I knew a small computer repair shop that sold the cable to me at $5.
So,what's you're take?Any bad experiences like this?Agree with the retailers?Is it price discrimination?
[Edited 2011-12-17 11:29:39]
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