Saturday, March 21, 2009

Too Good To Be True...

In this day and age mail has become useless. Physical mail that you can open and read; the same mail that take 3 days to get to your house and is delivered to your mailbox that we all end of shredding because it is pure junk. To me, it is pointless since we can do just about anything on our computers. I completely see why the cost of a stamp gets more expensive every year. The price of delivering mail is expensive considering that it is being used less and less.

So, now that I have made my point about how mail is useless, anyone can see why I don't really open anything that I get that is mailed. Most of the business I do is online. Like paying bills and loans, so no, I do not need a statement mailed to me. That leaves magazines I do not read, coupons, credit card applications, election crap, and contests. Most are left on the table to be shredded at a later date.

One day this past week, the wife decides she is going to open a letter from Kia East Syracuse. It was an ad campaign to get us to come in (clearly). But they also sent us a scratch off game for us to play. The way it worked was that if you scratch off 3 of the same win that thing you scratch off. Really simple.

So she plays this game and she scratches off 3 cars. Now, I am doing my Wednesday night blog and she shows me this. I look at all the paperwork and it seemed legit to me. She is the skeptical one. I know that she has read this thing backwards and forward, so if she is coming to me then she is needs confirmation that what she is reading is valid. I will say that as much it looked good, there was something that did not make sense to me. It was just too good to be true.

She ends up making an appointment for Friday (yesterday). We decide to leave work early and go pay a visit to Kia East Syracuse. On the drive there, I reminder her that this may be a fluke and that although they are giving cars away in this economy, we need to be prepared for a sales pitch. So, out goal is to leave with a free car...or leave with nothing at all.

We go in and we have an appointment with Lisa. She sits us down and the first question is, "What are you currently driving?" I just rolled my eyes and started checking email on my phone because I knew we got pulled in. My wife explains to her that we are here because of the mailer and the scratch off game. The woman looks at the card and says..." I will be right back to see what you won." Right there, I knew where not getting any new car. If scratching off 3 cars did not warrant some time of..."Boss...we have a winner!", then we got roped in.

Lisa comes back tells us that we won a 3 day/night vacation (valued at about $400 if you do the math). My wife just looks at her with this look that I had not seen since the days we lived in the Bronx. "So you mean to tell me...that scratching off 3 cars cars?" Lisa, who was probably not trained to deal with intimidating Latinas, carefully showed us the poster that said that 3 cars or 3 palm trees meant vacation and had we scratched off 3 money bags we could have chosen the car or the money. The best way too describe our faces was... "blink...blink"

Then, this woman had the balls to ask...(because we told her what we drive) "If I could lower you payments by 3 dollars a month and you can walk out of here with a brand new car would you be interested?"


Needless to say we walked out. My wife was upset, but she got over it. It just goes to show that if something is too good to be true...then that is exactly what it is...


Brooke said...

Three dollars???!!! LMAO!!!

That story was priceless!

(I know I'm late, but my internet is know the story) :-)


Jeri said...

hahahaha!! i would have said the same thing- youre wife = very cool lady .


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