[we’re giving the Earth a bad wrap]
I’m feeling guilty.
Two days ago, I discovered I was running low on razors. Just some simple razors to cut hair off. (I won’t admit to where the offending hair is.) I felt particularly stupid having not gotten some during my last visit to the drug store and didn’t really want to make a second trip. I admit it. I was too lazy to get into a machine that would take me the half mile to the drug store. So, I took a chance and looked at Amazon.
Lo and behold, I found the exact same razor pack my drugstore sells. Only Amazon sells them in “superpacks”. The superpack is a triple package, basically like buying in bulk, but each package contained the usual 12 razors plus a bonus razor which my drug store packages didn’t even have! And here’s the kicker: this superpack was retailing on Amazon for less than 3x the cost of the individual package in the drug store. And that price doesn’t even include the 3 bonus razors!
I would actually be paying less – even before the bonus razors – by buying through Amazon. Throw in that (a) I wouldn’t have to pay sales tax on the products and (b) they would be delivered right to my door and all of a sudden it became a no-brainer. Mohammed didn’t have to go to the razors, the razors would come to him.
Lazy? Ha! I was a smart consumer. I was actually saving money by not going to the drug store. What a great country! Think about it: I was having a special shipment of razors sent directly to me. How can that be more efficient than having a bulk box of razors shipped to the drug store where they have regular deliveries anyway?
Please, don’t interrupt my euphoria about price.
Well, today, on Earth Day, I get the package. Continue Reading