|Forum topic by Ed||posted 03-15-2013 04:50 PM||3295 views||0 times favorited||40 replies|
03-15-2013 04:50 PM
What an interesting thread. I offered a 10% discount Grizzly coupon thinking that someone, likely with a $1,000 to $2,000 purchase could save $100 to $200 off their purchase and buy me lunch for $5 or $10 in return. A small gain for me and a large gain for them. A good deal, right? Its just money.
But please read the responses below. What touchy feely emotions this has evoked. I’ve never seen such subjective emotions from a group of (uh, grown) men.
We have clafollett below who reports that, due to this tread I started, he saved $168 by getting the same coupon free from blade. That’s absolutely great. And I mean it. Had he bought me lunch he would have saved $158 to $163. Now is that a bad deal? The free offer he got was good and my offer was terrible?
Or let’s take jasoncarpentry, Jim. He wants to save $130, but $120 or $125 is just not acceptable. So he spends his gas money and his time and drives to Home Depot to BUY the coupon, only to find they have none. And he has fall back plans to spend more time and effort to get a “free” coupon, when he could have just taken me up on a very reasonable offer. Obviously, $5 for $130 savings not good enough for Jim. His emotions must be running high to go to all that trouble. I hope he finds the “free” coupon, or he may learn an expensive lesson to take a good deal when its offered.
Then we have Tim. He would rather give Grizzly $168 than share with me a PENNY. Wow, talking about nothing emotion! There’s an old saying that fits this perfectly. He would “cut off his nose to spite his face”. And there are a bunch more just like him below. It says a lot about their emotions. I wonder what it says about the wisdom of their financial decisions and financial condition.
What a terrible thing to make available a nice savings to someone in return for a tiny gain. It could result in some people without noses.