Re: [Videolib] ...another peeve [Scanned]

Mike Tribby (
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:50:52 -0600

>Would a car salesman tell you a $3000 rebate is coming out on the car you intended to buy today, if you wait till next month to buy your car?

Who's giving $3,000 rebates on video programs? Related question: who's selling $3,000 videos? (I'm guessing there are more of the latter than the former if any of either exist at all). (That sounds like a line from a Firesign Theater bit).

Maybe it's from spending most of my life in the bucolic Midwest, but I have had a car salesman alert me to a coming price drop if not exactly a rebate.

It's all moot to me anyway. I couldn't even afford a $3,000 car today, let alone one that cost enough to support a $3,000 rebate.

Mike Tribby
Senior Cataloger
Quality Books Inc.
The Best of America's Independent Presses


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