Why Do I Always Find a Better Deal AFTER I buy it?
Picture by: Manuel W.
You may have noticed a new Amazon.com widget on the bottom of my right-hand sidebar. I added this new widget as I noticed it was offering some outstanding deals on other blogs that had it installed. Well, today, the “deal of the day” is a $19.99 blood pressure meter.
The last few times I’ve been to the doctor, my blood pressure was higher than it should be. Each time, this was attributed to “white coat” syndrome. Recently, I went to have my broken wrist checked and my blood pressure was high again. I decided to test the “white coat” theory by getting my own blood pressure monitor and checking it at various times during the day.
Not following my own advice, I visited our local Walgreens (my favorite pharmacy). Frankly, this was also just a case of me not really thinking out of the box, as it didn’t even click with me that I could buy a blood pressure meter online. Walgreen’s had an assortment of these little devices. From a pure manual one (stethoscope included) to fully automatic with tons of features. The one I really wanted was a wrist blood pressure meter. But it was $59.99 at Walgreens. The normal cuff style one with a manual pump was $39.99, $20.00 cheaper. I went with the normal one.
Of course, as always happens, I found the one I really wanted significantly less expensive today, just one day after buying the one I really didn’t want at Walgreens for $39.99. The icing on the cake? It was right on my own blog in the new deals widget I added!
I considered returning it to Walgreens and buying the one from Amazon, but it just wasn’t worth the trouble nor do I really have time with everything going on this week.
Does this just happen to me? It seems like every time I purchase something, no matter how much I research it, I almost always find a better deal within a few hours or days of buying something.
Does this happen to you? If so, I’d love to hear stories…misery loves company you know :-)