Monday, August 14, 2006

Oh (&#$%!

Ok, I am really picky about certain things. I like to use a certain kind of pen. At work, they don't have my favorite kind of pen in the supply room any more. I decided to just give up and buy a box of pens for myself. Now don't lecture me about stealing office supplies and how I should be buying them for myself anyway-- I am not even talking about personal use of these pens, these are for use at my job! And no, I am not enough of a mucky-muck to warrant a special order on pens, I guess. So I'm totally annoyed about having to spend my own money on pens. (Reminder to self: make sure to deduct pens on taxes.) But I go online trying to research the cheapest place to buy the ones I want, which turns out to be Shoplet.com. It says they have free shipping. So I decide to just suck it up, since it will cost me less than 50 cents per pen. But somehow, at the last minute, right as I click the "order now" button, I see that there is a shipping charge that is more than the cost of the pens, and now I'm paying about $1.10 per pen! Turns out there was a minimum order level that I didn't meet to get the free shipping.
So the moral of that story is twofold: A) always read the fine print on the free shipping policy. And B) just get over it and use whatever pens your office provides for free!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Must be a good pen.

Seattle Simplicity said...

Which pen is it that you like so much? I must try this pen. It's got to be good!

Madame X said...

It's not that it's such a special pen, I just like really fine points. It's a Uniball Onyx Micro, .2mm

mapgirl said...

I hear you. Ever since junior high, I have had a preference for Bic Stic Medium points in blue. Red and Green are only for when I edit spreadsheets and documents. I have a dent in my middle finger tht fits this pen perfectly. Too many years of exam stress has worn it into me.

But my new office has these gel pens which I like quite a bit, but they must always be in blue as well. For me, there is no other ink color but blue, and no other steno pad but light green. Woe to the supply manager who gets white paper!

~Dawn said...

Wow, 5-6 per pen! Ok, maybe we should all chip to get you some pens for your b'day or x-mas?