So, I got a package from Madness Minis this week and I was all set to review it for all you Brushheads out there. About 5 or 6 pictures in, my digital camera got done draining a brand new set of batteries (yes my digital camera is that old, don’t judge me). I scrambled around looking for new batteries, but I had none. Resisting the urge to throw out the camera with the spent batteries, I instead fired up the computer to get a replacement. One quick search later and I find the same kind I use at work, which happen to have all the features I would like, and the Walmart website says the local store has 3. Excellent! I’ll just take the 3 minute drive over and pick it right up! I can get lunch at the same time, I love it when plan comes together. Plus, i’m supporting a business that employs some people locally, rather than Amazon. Rainbows shine and all is right with the world, right?
Unfortunately, as a wise man said, no good plan survives contact with the enemy. I get to Walmart and find the camera section…it’s like a wasteland. They have spots for almost two dozen cameras, but only about 8 there. And worse, none are the one i’m looking for. So I go up the ladies who run the counter in the electronics area and ask if they have it. Without checking a computer or anything, they tell me “no, we don’t have that, but we might tomorrow. We’re getting new stock in.” Now I understand knowing what you do and don’t have, but you figure when the customer tells you that the company website says you have 3 in stock, you’d at least check. Nope. Instead of looking for an alternate, I just head out of Walmart, pick up lunch and drive back to order the same camera on Amazon. Plus I got it for the same price, just a delay for shipping. So, instead of an article on a new product from Madness Minis, you get a piece on me yabbering on about Walmart vs Amazon, and an excuse for lack of actual content. The moral of the story? At least I got Arby’s.