Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Never Be Afraid To Ask

In the past couple of days I went to Microcenter because the gaming mouse that I was looking for. The mouse, a Razer Deathadder, was listed at full price. However, I had already done my price comparison and checked to find the lowest price online. J&R listed the price as 45$, a whole 15 dollars less then retail price. So I went down to Microcenter and went straight to the mice isle and picked out my Deathadder. Right as I did so I was approached by an employee, he kindly asked if I needed help with anything, and I responded "Yes". I then showed him a print out from J&R with the same mouse and asked if he could match their price. To my surprise he told me he could. He got the manager to sign the paper and I was able to get it for 45$... or so I thought. On my way home I noticed that the person at the checkout counter had read the 45$ as 49$ and charged me the wrong amount. Ironically that was the same price I would have payed on J&R with shipping. I was too far away to return and get my five dollars back, but it just goes to show that if you don't ask you will never know if you can get a lower price. Also check your receipts before leaving the store, life lesson learned right there.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, I never would have thought of this. +1 bookmark for you!