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.
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.
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.
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.
Need to quote me?
Ellis, M (2011) Wait, protect those batteries. [online] Tweaked for your Pleasure. Available at: https://snat.co.uk/rants/wait-protect-those-batteries.html [Accessed 17 May 2022]