My mom loves to get a deal! She is not satisfied if she doesn’t get at least 10 percent off of whatever purchase she is making.
She thinks that paying full price ranks right up there with a Cardinal Sin.
For this reason, when it came time to install a new HVAC system in her house, she did a lot of comparison shopping. She checked online for deals and coupons, called dealers to see what specials they had, and even contacted some of the manufactures to see if they had any rebate offers she could use. After compiling a list, she felt she was ready to make a deal. She called our local HVAC dealer to have a representative come to the house. I felt bad for him in a way, because I knew mom was armed with her list of deals and she would want as many of them as she could get. They reviewed all the options and when they finished with the recommendations, the deal making began. Mom pulled out her list of offers and was surprised to learn that our HVAC dealer could price match what she had found. They even said that they would be happy to file for the rebates for her. She was speechless, and that doesn’t happen often. She was prepared for a battle that never even happened. She knew that she had been given a great deal right off the bat and was somewhat deflated at the fact that she couldn’t use her arsenal of tricks. In any case, she has a new system now and is saving even more money on her monthly bills. She really hit the jackpot on this one.