Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Tidbits

Happy Aloha Friday. The cable clips that I ordered online arrived in the mailbox today. $2.90 online, $8.00 if bought locally. Free shipping with the online order. I think the cable clips are manufactured in China simply because there's no "Made in China" printed anywhere to be found on the package. These identical cable clips, 6 per set, sold locally, are usually labeled in English. These didn't even have English subtitles. Are they knockoffs? The factory mixes diced cardboard in the plastic for filler material. No that was with dim sim. At any rate I decided to check out the manufacturer's website and found 64-Gigabyte flashdrives sold for $16.00. 64-Gigabytes! Under the Kingston brand which I guess like any merchandise nowadays originate from China. The only catch is that you have to buy 10 flashdrives together. But you already knew that.

I was in Safeway in the morning and a cashier announced on the PA system, "No waiting in line on checkstand #9." I still had a few items to buy so I replied back to the PA system, "No thankyou." Than about 5 minutes later, another cashier on the PA system, "No waiting on Checkstand number something something." It's the sheer lack of customers. Many can't afford to buy groceries nowadays. Cashiers will be outta business if this keeps up.


Kay said...

When we were at Best Buy I asked about those cable clips. They didn't have them. $2.90 is an amazing price!
64 gig flashdrives? For real? That's unbelievable!

RONW said...

Kay- I don't know what to think about the inexpensive cable clips. To sell them at 40 percent retail, that's before deducting the cost of free shipping, either they're using an inferior plastic or taking it out the back door.