Protect Your Product

After 8 months, my $5 toaster decided it had done $5 worth of work.

For the last few weeks I’ve put off a new toaster purchase. But deep down, I longed for toasted tuna fish sandwiches, flakey waffles and golden brown bagels.

Lacking creativity I decided to have a couple tuna sandwiches for dinner tonight. Problem = no toaster.

Target, Wal-Mart and a choice of other toaster warehouses were options. However, all of those were out of the way, so on my way home I chose your friendly neighborhood Osco-Drug.

Now I have an $8 toaster.

So why this story? Well there are two amusing components.

First, after getting my toaster home I discovered that my $8 toaster personally knew my $5 toaster. Yes, I went ahead and purchased the same toaster, but the second time around it cost me $3 more.
Real nice Danny, real nice.

Second, Toastmaster, the proud parents of both of my toasters included a registration card with my latest purchase. The first instruction on this card says exactly this:

We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Toastmaster product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss or theft.

It’s great to know that if one day I misplace my toaster or a thief can’t leave without it, Toastmaster has my personal information on file.

Shop carefully and always protect your product.

4 thoughts on “Protect Your Product

  1. If you do not register your $8 toaster, not only will you be out of luck if some hooligan decides they need that toaster more than you, but you have also kept your self from getting more information from your toaster’s parents about care and new improvements…At any rate I have to find a new wedding gift for you…

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