Going thru it and much of Mark’s stuff I found at least ten circular saws (value new $25 to $80), several drills (new $15 to $50) and 10-15 nail guns (value $100-$500 ea). All in need of repair. That makes no sense.
Most of the time I am logical. IF the trigger switch on my drill that was two years old broke, and they wanted $28 for the trigger replacement and I could buy a new drill just like it for $30, I bought the new one and put the broke one back out of the way. That is why there are so many broken tools in our collection; it costs more to repair them than they are worth. That is not LOGICAL, makes no sense to me especially when I would be fixing them the only cost is the part..
Oh, and the carafe? I kept thinking we would find one at a thrift store. Do you know there are as many carafes’ as there are types of panty hose? Anyway, Sherry found an 8 cup pot that fits in the 12 cup slot, and works just fine, cost $1 at a yard sale. BUT what will I do with all the broken tools? (sold for scrap metal most likely)
A few days ago Denny’s gave out free breakfast. I am sure they figured most folks would buy a drink. I personally won’t wait in line for a free breakfast. As a matter of fact I have turned down a free steak, due to long lines. Have you noticed the price of drinks going up?
One of my ‘careers’ was running a Roach Coach (Sandwich wagon) called ‘Jack’s Wagon’. I sold tea, canned drinks, sandwiches, etc. Some of the roach coaches sold fountain drinks. The salesman came to me about it, it was a good deal. I could sale the drink for $.30 and the cost was $.04 including ice and cup. Profit $.26. I was buying the canned drink for $.15 and selling it for $.30. Less profit but less trouble.
When you pay $2 for a drink now, they are making about $1.70 profit. So when the price of the meal is down, they make the money off the drinks. It is a marketing tool that has been around for years; a new twist to the bait and switch.
Thanks for coming this way.