Penny Palace

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Angel Illuminations

I’ve heard that Angels often use light and electrical devices to make contact with us.  Perhaps that is what they were doing today.

I had a store voucher for $200 which would soon be expiring.  I had searched the store catalog, but there was nothing I really desired from there.  This was not a Gift Card and could not be used by anyone else.

I felt a need for something "creative" and since the store was offering a quick decorating session, I attended that while Doc got his daily Starbucks jolt.

When Doc came into the store, he pointed out a floor lamp which he liked!  I had looked at that lamp numerous times in the past and thought it attractive, but there was no way I would pay $350 for a floor lamp!  Doc noted that it was priced at $250 (not the $350 for which it was listed and the price on an identical lamp elsewhere in the store).  That lower price was for the
smaller Desk Lamp.

I had my $200 voucher, plus there was a 10% discount for any purchases after the class.  So that would mean only $25.  I told the sales cashier I wanted THAT lamp.  She said it was the display model and they would get me a new one from the warehouse in back.  She rang it up at $350.  I said it was not fair to "Bait and Switch" like that.  She said she would need to speak to her manager.  She came back saying, "The Angels must be with you today!  Since the lamp was clearly labeled at $250, by law we must sell it to you for that!  Our mistake!"  Then she said there was a 20% on any one item after the class.  That meant an additional  $50 discount which made the cost of the lamp ZERO!    (Except for the CA sales tax).

It’s amazing what happens when you let Angels “Light Up Your Life!”


chaz desimone said...

A 250 watt story! I love it when a convoluted mess such as the wrong pricing plus the expiring voucher, then a post-class discount all comes together through synchronicity and you get the lamp for flat out zero. Except for the convoluted sales tax.
Good taste, Doc -- I love that lamp. Looks mechanical. Really cool.
Today I added the world Ang to a client's fantasy website. Ang is the world of Angels. Maybe not such a fantasy afterall. (eie stands for everything imaginable exists -- had fun with the logo and having fun with the site and the client)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tina for sharing such a wonderful story, I know when the Angels want you to have something they will find the way for you to have it.
You are being showered with well deserved light and blessings.

Ana Maria

Ana Maria