Sunday, February 27, 2011
I was at Radio Shack and saw these cable clips on the shelves for $5, so I decided on the spot that it was something that I should buy. Something I should buy. Okay I said that already. But it does ring a familiar note, doesn't it. Originally, I went to Radio Shack to pick up some electrical terminals. However somewhat like Jack and the Beanstock, I put these cable clips into my shopping basket. When the cashier rung up the cable clips, they were $7+ for the set. So I mentioned to the cashier that they were $5 on the rack just a minute ago. So, she walks over to the rack and finds that indeed cable clips are $5. But then she claims that she has to adhere to the official price $7 showing on her computer screen. "Even though the price is marked as $5?" I asked. "Ah huh," she responds. Obviously, having already spent at least $20 billion at this particular Radio Shack doesn't carry a lot of clout with the cashier. Neither does being an undercover corporate spy for Radio Shack checking up on the level of customer service impress her. I believe if the price for a given item is under stated on a sales flyer, than the store is legally bound to honor the posted price, but not in-store mistakes.
Anyways, I decided to not buy the $7 cable clips. Went on the Internet and saw they were selling the same cable clips, 6 per set, for $10 with shipping. Darn, that was a good deal at Radio Shack. However, upon further scrutiny, I found another online retailer that was way below everybody else's price. $2.90 per set of cable clips with free shipping to boot. Available here, however the price has already gone up and no free shipping anymore.