The matching post title for what I’ve found in an online shop yesterday:
Mostly out of curiosity, I was just browsing through some notebook configurations at Dell (their German site, that is) and encountered these great options for a security solution which, however, somehow could be improved:
(1) First line: “without security/antivirus [included]”, without language mentioned, so probably English; second line: “without security/antivirus – German [plus 0.01€]” – So, missing security in German costs 1 cent, and those who don’t speak English have to pay! Or vice versa. Somewhat confusing.
(2) But don’t give up hope, a few lines below you get the same, “without security/antivirus – German [plus 0.00€]”, for
free! just 0.00€.
… and chose the more expensive but of course clearly better alternative …
… and ordered the Canon 40D as my new, “proper” camera. For starters, only with the kit lens EF-S 17-85mm 4.0-5.6 IS USM, and we’ll see what may follow in the future, maybe even a declaration of love like Crosa’s (German, about the EF-S 60 2.8 Macro lens).
And even though the decision was made to at least 90% beforehand, it suits me just fine that Canon has started another(from 1 March to 30 June 2008), which will reduce the price in this case by 200€ afterwards.
Now I don’t intend to turn this blog into a photo blog, but there’ll probably be a few more photos in posts – once I got that camera, of course. Furthermore, I’ll put some photos into my galleries without much ado, or maybe I’ll add them to flickr or a similiar site, we’ll see.
The DIY store chain who has often been annoying enough with its frequent advertisements “20% on everything – except pet food” – whatsitsname again, erm, yes, “Praktiker” (=practitioner) – apparently now celebrates its 30th birthday. But not that they’d just say “30% on everything” now, oh no, according to today’s flysheet:
- 31% on cair conditioners and fans,
- 27% on tiles,
- 24% on furniture and racks,
- 23% on building elements,
- 22% on fireplaces and heaters,
- 21% on wood.
All that from Feb 1 to 4; plus from Feb 5 to 7:
- 33% on all energy-saving lamps.
That raises some questions for me:
- Did they price these things so tightly that this is the maximum discount they can afford?
- Or are they just trying to pretend that were the case?
- Did they roll the dice for these numbers?
- What can we expect the next weeks and months?
- Is it worth the potential confusion of customers and employees?
- On average (with regard to their total sales volume), is that more or less than “20% on everything”?
- Are these the next lotto numbers?
(Note: More or less regular updates of current rebates in German.)