It was a happy purchase!
My happiness today is a function of winter dry air in casa del Steve.
Over the years, I have been stuffing wick filters into humidifiers. The filters are not cheap. I also inherited a humidifier from my aunt that boiled the water. Plugged the boiler in last fall, and my electric bill jumped $15/month vs the wick humidifier used the previous year. That made the boiler more expensive than buying new filters all the time. The boiler also soon developed a couple cracks in the bottom of the tank, so it made it’s trip to the curb on trash day.
Started shopping for an ultrasonic model. Low current draw, and no filters to buy.
Yesterday, the fan on the ultrasonic Vicks started rattling. Looked at the receipt. The $50 humidifier had lasted 34 days. Kaz Industries, division of Helen of Troy, offers these pieces of ChiCom poo, not P&G. To receive service under their 2 year warranty requires shipping the thing, at my expense, to an address that can only be obtained by calling customer service. I checked postage costs to get an idea what that would cost. To ship it to southern CA, would cost $32.65.
Assuming that WalMart had a 30 day return, I decided to see if they would stretch a point for customer satisfaction and refund the thing at 34 days. This morning, I checked WalMart’s web site: 90 day return period on housewares. Excellent! Packed the thing up in it’s original box, drove over to the store. The guy didn’t hesitate for a moment, didn’t even ask why I wanted to return it. Scanned my receipt and done.
Store knocked off another $10. I almost expected them to gift me the added toner.
If you have an OD rewards card, you can save up your exhausted cartridges, then turn them all in for recycling rewards in the same month and get a nice discount coupon. Read the T&C on their web site.
Side note, Mike, aka Mishedlo, had inlaws living in metro Detroit, so he and his wife would drive over for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Mike and I would get together for lunch, then we would wander off to check out some business. One year, Mike mentioned that he had never been in a WalMart, so the store I took him to was the one where I was today.