This is a bit off-topic, but since this is my blog, I’m allowed….The other day I got a letter in the mailbox…well, actually, I got an advertisement in the mailbox. I opened it up, and began to read….and wow, “Call us to get your FREE smartphone…worth $398.” First, the phone is only worth $398 because they say it is. In the 70s, I temporarily sold Kerby Vacuum Cleaners….well, I worked for them, I never actually SOLD one. Kerby Vacuum Cleaners sold for like $400; however, they only cost $25 to make. So cost isn’t always what something is worth….
So I started looking for the part that would tell me how much FREE was going to cost me. I finally found it – in small print at the very bottom of the letter “required: 2 year contract, at a minimum of $40 per month.”….so this FREE smartphone was going to cost me $960. Now, I’m sorry….but $960 is not FREE….if anyone believes it is free, please send me a check for a free $960.
Please keep in mind….whenever someone offers you something for free, remember to ask them how much that free is going to cost you…you’ll be amazed out how much FREE can cost you!