It’s difficult sometimes to admit that you’ve been ripped off.
I mean, I paid $35 dollars for this baby in 2008. Conservatively, at an average of two uses per week over four years, that could be approaching ten cents per use. Yeah, they saw me coming.
Maybe I could get a new one under warranty? I rehearsed my arguments on my way down to the shop; “It’s only been used about 500 times.” “It didn’t say anywhere not to leave it out in the the rain.” “There’s clearly a fault here that caused it to fail so quickly.”
No dice. My pleas were met with stony indifference. On top of that, the price for a new one had risen to $38.
Oh well – sometimes you just need to swallow your pride and move on.