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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1283

>Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 00:05:24 -0500
>From: "James Purchase" <jpurch at interlog_com>
>Subject: Re: Yippie or Taking unfair advantage of a situation
>Morgan Gerek thought to gloat over a "steal" he discovered at his LFS...
> > At my LFS today, I found a
> > tank with 6 Java Ferns, medium sized, and in excellent shape. When I
> > innocently asked a worker what these lovely plants were (big grin), he
> > responded with "Corkscrew Val, they're $3.99 for 6". Needless to say,
> > yet another killer score!
>That's not fair - either to the clerk, to the store, or ultimately to you
>and the other customers. The retailer probably paid more money for the Java
>Ferns than you were charged for them, and you KNEW that the clerk had made
>an honest mistake. The retailer lost money on the deal and if this happens 
>lot, he/she will either have to raise prices generally or go out of
>business. Bargains ARE great to find, but it isn't really kosher to take
>advantage of another person's ignorance (read that as "lack of knowledge"),
>nor is it displaying much common sense in having the gall to brag about it
>Shame on you!
>James Purchase
Shame on the LFS's owner for having an employee who can't tell the 
difference between a corkscrew val and a java fern.


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