Friday Wisdom – Free?

The store was offering a “free gift” with purchase.

I’m confused, isn’t a gift free?

More questions next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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18 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Free?

  1. CJ Hartwell says:

    How about an ‘added bonus’ instead… as though there are subtracted bonuses?

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  2. dorannrule says:

    I would insist on the gift and something else for free too. Good thinking Andrew.

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  3. Debra says:

    Very astute, Andrew! They’ve been trying to trick us all this time and you’ve been clever enough to reveal the plot!

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  4. The gift is truly free. However, the strings attached to it are gonna cost you. 😉

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  5. Pied Type says:

    Like when I check out at the grocery store and as they hand me the receipt for my $100 purchase they say, “You just sved $4.57.” (store discounts, etc)

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  6. timsablog says:

    And if you have to spend on something else to get it it’s not really free is it?

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  7. If this was Europe and a ‘free gift’ was part of a newsletter sign-up, it would be illegal.

    OK, I’m still a bit triggered over the whole GDPR thing.

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  8. Up is down and left is right and never the twain shall meet. It sad to see how often we have to parse our words these days.

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