Monday, July 24, 2017

Sleight of Amazon

Why can't I find something for $20 or $25 that I can use to sharpen my mower blades? Turns out, I can:

It looks like this:

Ordered it right away. While I was waiting for the two shipping days to come and go, I thought: Gee, that was quick. I didn't shop around at all.

Hey. The price was what I was looking for. And in my mind I can justify spending that much money for a tool I may or may not ever use.

But I did have two days. So I did my shopping around after the fact, and found the sharpener at Smith's. Different part number. Same part. Half the price.

Shipping is free at Amazon, but the sharpener costs twice as much.

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