Wait, protect those batteries

It will not come to a shock to anybody reading this website that most stores no matter where they sell always rely on up selling to make extra profit. Everyone has their own view points on this but my issue is how far some companies will go just to make that little extra …

When I was out in town shopping around for a new laptop it came to my attention that I will need to buy some new batteries. Seeing I was already in a store, I looked around to see if there was any cheap batteries and to my surprise there was.

Snat looking at batteries

So after I walked over, picked up the correct battery type I then have another look around to see if there was anything else I needed to pick up. After a few minutes I then went to the checkout to pay for the batteries when suddenly – an asshole checkout person appears.


Snat at the checkout

Snat being completely confused.

Now I can understand there are people whom income purely based on commission such as car sales people but surely a person operating the tills at a well-known chain of stores is getting paid by the hour, regardless if I buy something or not. What I am guessing is this person saw me looking at the laptops and was hoping to up sell me insurance or something – not sure if they get any pay increase if they do so. Anyway, the following happened.

Snat being sold insurance ?

Snat confused

Snat stopped updating these

Really, Snat did

All hail the dark lord Dolphin

Need to come up with a name for the dark lord Dolphin

.... oh Snat flipping off the checkout guy

And that is the story why I never shop offline anymore and I will only say this once but who on this earth would even bring up the topic about insurance when dealing with some batteries that is only going to last one hour before I throw them at random people.

Really, who the hell want to buy insurance for batteries. Is it incase you break them, incase they burn down the house somehow.

Well in that case, it might be worth it.

10 thoughts on “Wait, protect those batteries

    1. Snat Post author

      I fail to see why you would even get insurance for even the good batteries – they will not last longer then a few days if you actually use them in quite a few devices.

      It's like having to pay car insurance for two years if your car died two weeks after getting insurance.

      1. AnyMouse


        That's why I use sprites. I can only just draw stickmen, oh just typing that brings back school memories, of my stickman wars, still got that art book too. hehehe.

      2. Snat Post author


        Thing with sprites is they simply are not that personal compared to drawings. I could just draw them and scan but the crappy MS Paint fill looks good, in their own way.

  1. AnyMouse

    `I know this is an extremely slow and probably late comment. Buut, What about Rechargeable Batteries?

    Lastly, I can't follow the previous comments above, are they all quotes, or replies, or what, cos they make no sense…

    1. Snat Post author


      They are replies. I will style them better in the future.

      Would you though pay for two years insurance on a pair of rechargeable batteries when you could buy them again cheap enough ?

  2. AnyMouse

    Cheap, £10 for 4 AAA Batteries, yesterday.

    I don't call that cheap, it might as well include the insurance for that price, £10 to me it's a lot. I only got them because they're the only type I use nowadays. Now I gotta find my bloody charger. Hm..


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