[SATLUG] A fair warning
donguitar at gmail.com
Tue May 22 14:21:14 CDT 2007
> I have always wondered how a 'you break it, you buy it' policy could be
> if you simply refused to pay?
> (Charles Mims)
I had a small music shop in Burnet for years. A fellow came in once and
wanted to see a harmonica. I handed it to him and he right away blew on it.
I told him "You just bought that.". He refused to pay for it. I tossed in
the trash and told him (in very firm tones) to "get the **** out of my
store, you dumb*** son-of-a-b****, and don't ever come back". I've no idea
how he felt but I felt like it was worth a lot more than the dealer net
price of the harmonica and I've had no occasion to alter that opinion since
I think there's a clear line between your rights as a customer and the
store's rights as a retailer. If somebody saw your son knock it off the
shelf and it was clearly damaged beyond repair, I'd buy it. I'd want a
receipt and I might attempt to get a warranty repair or replacement but I'd
tell the whole story on the warranty claim.
If nobody saw it happen then my response wouldn't be monetary and, while
inadvisable to reproduce here, would most likely involve colorful references
to osculation and my gluteus maximus.
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