Monday, 26 August 2013

More Money Than Brains


I had to pick up some developed photos from London Drugs this morning. We will generally get our pictures developed at Costco or at the odd time Walmart, but the quality of the prints is just better at London drugs. I guess it’s true; you do get what you pay for. Sometimes you get screwed over, but generally speaking, quality = $$$. Well, that’s assuming that greed didn’t creep into the picture.

I had some work done on the car this morning, and they called to ask if I wanted to buy new tires. No! Did I want them to replace the burnt out light bulb? No! I can change a light bulb (if I see that it is out) and I don’t have to pay $13 for it. I figure that when you spend a few hundred dollars on maintenance work, you would think that they would toss in the bulb for free. I figured wrong of course. I went to a place called Parts Source and picked up two bulbs for $7, installed them in two minutes and now I have a spare bulb sitting beside the jack, just waiting to be used. Thirteen bucks for one bulb! Fucking thieves!

Anyways, back at London Drugs I saw something that caught my attention. It was something called Boogie Board Jot 8.5, an eWriter. It is basically a tablet that is just meant for taking notes. I thought that it would be great, I could write the blog long hand and when I got home I could type it out which would give me a chance to revise. It would undoubtedly improve the blog. I have a birthday coming up and I am always at a loss when asked what I want.
I checked out the specs when I got home and was disappointed. It turns out that it is just an electronic note pad. There is no way to save what you have written, or to even transfer it to another computer. What is this thing for? It does come with integrated magnets so that you can stick it on the fridge and make a grocery list or a To Do list. I can do that with a scrap of paper.

I watched a guy on Youtube rave about this product and while I was watching I just didn’t get why he was so excited until the end of the video when he thanked the company for sending him a free Boogie Board Jot 8.5. I would be happy if they sent me a free one too, it would still be pretty much useless, but free is free!


So, don’t buy the Boogie Board Jot 8.5, it’s a useless piece garbage and never buy brake lights from a car dealership, unless you have more money than brains. If that’s the case you might want to pick up a Boogie Board Jot 8.5 to make a note not to buy the bulbs and stick it on your fridge.

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