18
Jan
11

Shop Online But Get It Today

So I recently wanted to buy a  Hoover SteamVac. It had all the best reviews and even some people I knew recommended it.

Now, admittedly I buy most of the stuff online. I don’t mind the wait and normally though some diligence and patience I can get better deals online even after shipping. So when I wanted the Hoover SteamVac (F5914-900) I happened to want it right then. I had guests coming over and I couldn’t wait for it to be shipped.

I checked online to get a basis of how much this thing was going to cost me. I found it on Walmart.com for $135.54 but it said that it was only online and that stores didn’t carry it. I headed over to my local Walmart to see if they happened to have it on their shelf – who knows, maybe someone returned it. Sure enough, nope. All they had was the Hoover SteamVac Silver (F5915-900), which was also $135 but didn’t come with the SpinBrush attachment.

My mother said that she bought hers from Best Buy so I headed over there and they had the F914-900 sitting on their shelf. I asked the attendant if they did price matching and he said yes, but not with online dealers. I thought that was pretty stupid but I thought to myself that I could trick this system.

So, I bought the F914-900 at Best Buy for $159.99 plus Arizona tax. Then I went home and bought the same one from Walmart using their Site-to-Home, which saves me shipping cost.

So here is the trick to all this and it will be a little bit of trouble. I un-boxed and used the one I bought from Best Buy that day and did my thing. When the one from Walmart came in I picked it up and took it home and removed all the stickers (there were a lot of stickers). Some of the stickers peeled right off but others were stuck on there pretty good. I used a hair dryer to loosen up the difficult stickers and used a razor blade to scrape them off. When all the stickers were off I tossed it back in my car and took it to Best Buy and returned it.

So from Walmart it cost me $148.50 after taxes. So, with a little trouble I was able to use my SteamVac and I saved $25.57. I’m not sure why I’m so excited about this, but I am.

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1 Response to “Shop Online But Get It Today”


  1. 29 January 2011 at 16:31

    Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders..That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. That is easy?


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