Friday, February 16, 2007

Free Shipping

I ordered something over the internet the other day and the company asked me for shipping information. Would I like it shipped:

  • $12.99 for overnight by plane
  • $8.99 for three day by truck
  • Free by duct taping the package to the back of a turtle and pointing it in my direction.

Of course, I selected Free. After all, I've read The Millionaire Next Door and realize that these are the kinds of decisions made that over a lifetime can add up to millions.  After the order, the confirmation email said "Congratulations, you've been updated to three-day shipping for free!" 

I wonder how many folks are getting ripped off $8.99 for the three day?

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