Monday, June 15, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now?

I must have had a feeling of parental softness yesterday because I took both the girls to the Verizon store. K's plan was up in a month, B was going to get a phone in a month anyway, B's BFF just got her ears pierced and B was feeling like a wimp because she didn't want to yet, B and I are leaving K high and dry while we go to Texas for a week, they had just sat through my softball game in the rain..... Anyway, I had that 'how can I make it up to you?' feeling. Yeah, so we went to Verizon.

We had to wait for 1/2 hour because the store was packed! It wasn't like they were giving phones away...or were they? When our nice salesman came over to us, I said, "Please treat me as an idiot. I have no idea what I am talking about, I just know I have an upgrade and need a new phone, but already have an extra number for it."

I think I saw the guy grinning wildly and summoning the sucker truck from the back of the store. He actually asked the girls what they were looking for in a phone. They knew what they wanted and actually had an Academy Award speech prepared for him. He gave them 2 options and they chose the blahblahblah, complete with touch screen and flip up keyboard. Yeah, the thing is nicer (ok, way nicer) than my phone and in a different hemisphere than their father's phone. 

They are dancing around, high fiving the "cool" Verizon dude while I am signing my name 5, 10, a million times on the magic screen. I could have excused the guy from probation for all I knew what I was signing. In the end he said, "That will be $100." I was thinking, "Hey, that's reasonable. I just made my new plan with unlimited texting and kind of added a line. OK." Then the very sweet man, who I invited to Thanksgiving dinner, said, "Oh and send this in and you will get $70 back."

So explain to me how I got 2 new phones (retailing at $200 each) for $30?! Yeah, I don't know either. Maybe it pays to call yourself an idiot right when you walk in the store. I know I can't wait for my upgrade in September!!!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

My phone and I are coming with you in September. Maybe we should bring Vodka Mom with us! Verizon seems to like her also. Night Night, Mom

Caution Flag said...

I think I'll just turn all my business over to you from now on. Golly, did great!

Melisa with one S said...

Gotta love those crazy rebates! Now don't forget to send it in!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Don't question it!! Spend the left over on an everyday PRADA for me!!

Hallie :)

surprised mom said...

I am definitely taking you shopping with me next time I get a cell phone or anything else for that matter! Way to go!

WeaselMomma said...

You go with what works. I just may try that.

J-Hi said...

Make sure you do the rebate! That is where they get you. 80% of people don't do the rebate and that is where they make the money. I cant wait till Nov when our phones get upgraded! Why is it ok to have your kids have better phones/cars/clothes then us? I just don't get it, but continue to feed into it with my own kids:)

Mrs4444 said...

Very cool!! You definitely got a deal. I'm hoping to end up with a Blackberry in a month or two...