Monday, March 09, 2009

I'm a Sucker For A Deal

I went to Sam's Sunday after church. Needed to pick up a few things. While I was in there a man came on the speaker and said he was giving away stainless steel paring knives. I knew there would be a presentation of some sort so I stiffened up my back to say no to whatever he was selling.

Have you ever been in this situation? Since he was giving away paring knives, I figured he was selling knives, and I wasn't wrong. Remember the long Ginsu knives they used to sell(and may still)on TV where they'd show cutting veggies and then sawing a soda can into. Then they'd cut up more veggies. That's basically what this guy was doing except he sawed on a hammer head and his didn't go by the name Ginsu.

These knives are guaranteed for life. If you manage to break it or if it becomes dull, they will replace it no questions asked. That sounded pretty good, but if you had all those guarantees, then they were bound to be expensive. He said the knife sold for 39 with 6.75 shipping and handling. Out of my price range, but wait, for that price today, he'd give you a second one free. That meant you would get two knives and your free paring knife. $85 dollars worth of knives. Well, that sounded better so I was thinking this over when he said, but that's not all folks, I'm going to give you a third knife. I was HOOKED. But wait, there's more. He threw in a boning knife, two more paring knives and a hand food chopper.

He said this all totaled up to be almost $200 for the low low price of 39.95. Needless to say, I am now the proud owner of some heavy duty cutlery. My son came by and I showed it to him and said, pick out what you want. He took one of the big knives and the boning knife and one of the paring knives.

I'm anxious to find out if he thinks they are any good.

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. Pray for our country. Love one another.


Flea said...

You're too funny. I just paid for five boxes of Girl Scout cookies today, so I understand the lure of the hard sell. :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

shoot I want some of those LOL! The church is in maryville Il. really close to where my dad lives and of course with Jordan going to school there they know the preacher and other men involved in the attack... hope you have a great tuesday!

#1daughter said...

I hope you made it clear to my brother that the knives are part of his inheritance.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to resist a good salesperson, huh?

I'm not looking any girl scouts in the eyes right now. Too dangerous!

tipper said...

I'm a sucker for a deal too. Hope the knives work good!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I stay faaaarrr away from those demonstration guys. Cause I'm a sucker too.

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