Vital Social Issues n' Stuff with Kelley Anne

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Eugen to the Rescue



Today my co-worker Josh sent me an email directing me to a certain electronic store's website to buy a USB flashcard for $9.99. What a thoughtful and helpful guy! He knew I was in need of one but awaiting a sale price.
I tried to order it online... didn't work... tried to print out the information on it... printer's out of ink... so off to the shop I went!

At said store I was helped by a tall, clean cut Eastern European twentysomething, let's call him "Davor". He got me the USB card and proudly announced it was on sale for $49.99...
I was concerned. We went to the webpage together and the price did in fact read $49.99. He let me check my email and show him the email from Josh-- but this time the link read $49.99 -- not $9.99 as it did an hour ago! Davor asked another coworker about it who said it may have been a temporary glitch on the website and pointed out that I didn't have any proof of the $9.99 offer. They both agreed that such a promotion wouldn't exist because the discount wouldn't cover the product cost.

I was frustrated and upset. I had driven out to the shop for the sole purpose of purchasing this flashcard. I thanked him anyway and turned to leave... in that same moment another taller, Eastern European man (let's call him "Eugen" somewhat less stylish than Davor) approached Davor with the printout of the website featuring the card for $9.99! Davor called me back, down trodden I had already turned to leave the shop, and nodded to the printout evidence with a smile.

Yay! I finally have a USB flashcard and for the phenomenal price of $9.99 (with the mail in rebate which I have to do...).
Thanks Josh. Thanks Davor. Thanks Eugen.
Next up.... learning how to use the flashcard... and maybe purchasing one of those neat necklace/keychain things so I don't lose it!!

8 Comments:

Blogger JWo said...

yeah Kelley!!! Sometimes I wonder about the "said store", but I'm glad you got it for $9.99!!! What a steal. Hope you enjoy it. =)

5:34 PM  
Blogger deb said...

nice deal! so glad it worked out in the end. it is such a steal! if I didn't already have one I would get it but I guess it wouldn't be for that price anymore. :o)

5:43 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

LOL YEH Kelley. You're turning into a techie! I'm so glad that you got such a deal. God is good. He knew that you needed one :)

6:13 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

woo hoo Kel! What a deal!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Mrs. M said...

Kelley, you are sooooo funny! That's an awesome story. I think you could write a book...

8:52 AM  
Blogger The Barretts said...

I love a deal! That's a neat story...I like your choice of names for the guys :)

11:28 AM  
Blogger EmilyKH said...

hey Kelley! I agree with Sarah on your interesting choice of names. Very creative. Also a great story, very good reading material. Still waiting patiently for the much anticipated "top five".
em

7:58 PM  
Blogger Tara and Aaron Spencer said...

you are a funny girl, kelly. Always up to something fun and interesting, even if you did not mean too. i hope you continue to be thrifty and hold out for the sale, everything will eventually go on sale:)
Check out our blog, I have updated it!
PS. I hope you have not been on anymore crazy trips in snow storms to Ontario:)

3:27 PM  

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