Cornwall ON – We’re starting a RANT section to the Burning Yaks category here on The Cornwall Free News. If there’s something you want to RANT about email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on our hotline 613.361.1755
There are so many big things in the world to RANT about, but today I’m going to just let it out. I hate shopping! I really do. Maybe it’s a guy thing, but part of what I do is sell advertising to our sponsors.
I just don’t get how some businesses spend money on promoting a service or product and then not having it?????
This weekend I had to cover a press conference and I passed a sign advertising Tomatoes for .99 per pound. Well I thought, what a lovely day to make some Gazpacho so after working my day I drove all the way back and the sign was still there.
I bagged up some tomatoes; ripe ones as they work best for gazpacho and the cashier says they’re now $1.49 per pound. I suggest she’s made an error as the sign outside in the morning, and now in the afternoon clearly stated .99 cents per pound and it’s why I came back.
I know. It’s not the end of the world in the big picture, but as a consumer I have to tell you I really won’t be making any trips back to that store; especially for tomatoes!
In business errors happen. Mistakes happen, but you always have to take care of your customers. It’s rule one and sadly many businesses seem to forget that.
Today I went to another shop that was advertising something that just might make a good near summer meal, and I thought I’d surprise my wife. Well sure enough they had none in stock. Again, this can happen, but when you put a big sign in front of you store does it really help to not have the item? Especially without offering a replacement or raincheck? When you work as many hours as many of us do, do we have time to make a second trip back to a store?
Maybe, just maybe that store should’ve taken the letters off of their big sign until they had more in stock??
What do you think Cornwall and Canada? Are you happy with your shopping experiences? Do you know some places that do better than others? You can post your comments below and to all of you out there a very Happy Father’s Day!