I was in Sam’s club when I stumbled across a guy doing a demo of Forever Sharp Knives.
He was demonstrating how one of the knives could cut easily through fresh bread, a ripe tomato, and even a hammer.
He asked the audience how much we could expect the knives to cost. Some lady chimed in, “38 dollars.”
“Yup.” he replied anxiously.
He continued, “But since you are special Sam’s Club customers, you get a second knife absolutely free!”
At this point, he started naming all of the extras that people would get. Then he dropped a bombshell.
“But wait, since you’ve all listened so patiently to me, I’ve got a special incentive to give you from the manufacturer. A third knife!”
At this point, I whipped out my iPhone and Googled “forever sharp knives”. I saw that this was not indeed a “special incentive” for just “Sam’s Club” customers. This was the same deal that could be purchased online without listening to some jackass speak.
I immediately walked away, shaking my head and smirking.
On another note, I picked up a shredder today and used my iPhone to check out the reviews on Amazon. It turned out Amazon.com was slightly cheaper, but I picked up the shredder anyways. Go iPhone!