Sunday, November 16, 2008

Update on the bike we "won"

Yesterday was the day that the man delivered Natalie's bike. Two weeks ago he came and basically asked what size she would need and then we had to listen to his fire saftey presentation and video. I didn't mind that, I learned a lot of very helpful things which I shared here on my blog. Well, I had a feeling when he came back with the bike he was going to try selling be something. Sure enough, he brought in Natalie's bike and started showing all the fire detector funtions, how it's put together, how to clean it, etc...then he went to the heat sensors...same thing..demo included. This went on for 35 minutes and that is when he asked if he could walk around the house to see what I would need...I told him, No...I knew I would not be able to afford the system and we just needed to end it there. I felt no need to waste his time nor mine. He didn't seem happy about it but oh well. I sat through the first one for twice as long as they said it would take..I was not about to do it again. I think the whole entire thing is extrememly wonderful but very costly. I don't like you just can't win anything anymore...there is always a sale pitch involved. I knew that would happen! I think that anyone who put their name in the drawing was a 'winner' becasue he pulled out a BUNCH of cards searching for mine to sign stating I had received the bike. I think it is a way of making one thing they "won" something and it's pretty harmless to watch a safety's when they come back with the bike that they catch ya. Anywho, we got a cute bike that Natalie will be able to use and I learned a lot along the way.


Heather said...

Yeah, there always seems to be a catch...but like you said, at least you got a bike out of the whole thing! :)

AbbieTorroll said...

dang, that's why I always feel so hesitant to feel those kind of things out. Glad you got a bike out of it, but I hate when they put prssure on ya cause of it!