Thursday, October 14, 2010
The other day, I had to get my eyes tested, and as it has been for the last five years, I needed to get new glasses. Before going, I cut out a coupon. The coupon offered two "complete " pairs of progressive glasses with scratch resistant lenses for $199. " I gave her my coupon and picked out my glasses. I had her run it with insurance and with the coupon but no insurance. Guess what? My total was $546. Huh? So what happened to two pairs of glasses for $199???? She never told me what frames were included....obviously what I chose wasn't included in the special.
Two months ago, I took a good hard look at my telephone/TV and internet bill. Hmmm. Last year, I had switched to DirectTV because the cable bill was going high...they were going to charge me $140 for the three services. DirectTV advertised a special price of $26.99; and if I bundled through Verizon, the total would come to just $79.99..... Funny thing was though, when they came I had to pay extra to have the installation done because they "mirrored" one of the connections. I had to pay extra for each of the receivers (not dishes, mind you, the receivers). I was really confused when all the dust was settling down as I was paying $79.93 just for the television service, the bundled telephone and internet connections boosted it up to $153.93. Hmmm.
So, I changed back to cable, which has a faster internet connection and less issues with the television (pixelating and I no longer have to run to another room to change the channel on my television in my sewing room). I am still confused as to what an extra $5 charge is on my bill, and I don't understand why the incoming telephone numbers don't show up on the TV screen......and I wonder....How is it that whatever they advertise these days just doesn't seem to be what you end up paying for?