Okay, so me and my friend went in to our local compusa and took 1 websurfer each. when we got to the register, it rang up for $199 before tax. so i showed him the print out of the webpage. Being a cashier, he then shows it to his manager. The manager looked as though hell frozed over, then disapppeared into his back office. 4 minutes later he came out, and okay the purcahse at $49.99. From this, i concluded that he called into head quarters, and they in turn okayed it. and this is after 2 or so days of people throughout the nation purchasing these products at $49.99, so there wasn't any mistake about it.
Anyhow.. when i got the okay, i quickly grabbed an additional 4 websurfers because that's all the cash i had on me. And from having heard how people are worried from having used their credit cards in the past with netpliance, i didnt' want to go with that route.
So you say, why the heck i need five?? well shoot, if i was so lucky.. my gf grabbed 1, i gave another to my boss okay.. that leaves me with just 3 right? well it's not over yet.. read on.
so, two hours later, i talked my friend into going to compusa and getting himself one. he had to meet up for a volley game, so he gave to me some $$$$ cash, and this time i brought my gf along.. and she was loaded, with credit cards... duhhhh..
anyhow, we went back to purchase the last 6 websurfers.. that were at least on the floor, because the rep said there were some more in the back room.
And to my suprise, they had put up a sign that said the advertised price on the webpage was a mistake. one of the cashier came running to me to tell me that i could no longer get it at that price because.. as he stated.. his manager called in after i left (didn't he call in the first time?) and then was told that the $49.99 was the price of the remote keyboard.
okay, so i figured.. i'm being screwed here, cause i know that isn't the price of the keyboard. the remote keyboard is $49.00, a free offer. And the advertised $49.99 for the websurfer was at more places than just at compusa website.
so we left, without anymore websurfers. i ended up giving to my boss another websurfer. so now i've ended up with just 2. and i think another friend of mine wants one. damnit. how did 5 end up to be 2?
anyhow.. when i came back to the bbs, i didn't see anyone having problems. i say, it wasn't my day. i even emailed the corporate site twice, and they didnt' respond to the email. their websurfer add ws still up at the compusa website. so the next day, i noticed that it's no longer there, and not just that, u couldn't even do a search for the websurfer. like as though it never existed.
i took digital pictures of me with the local posting letter of the websurfer add as being invalid. thought i'll send it to codeman so he can make me a star on his front page.
it has been one fun ride! whooho