I am going on record as saying I will never darken the doorway of a WalMart store again. Since I routinely bitch that our lust for cheap stuff is driving the country off a cliff, it is the least I can do as a patriotic American.
This vow is unrelated to the rest of this post. I jut hate the WalMartians on principle. A newly discovered principle, but a fine principle none the less.
I went to get my eyes examined today, not at WalMart, at a regular eyeglass place. The location for the exam was determined by my health insurance carrier. They have a list of doctors and I chose one near my house.
If you've ever bought eyeglasses you know that they are among the most highly marked up consumer products. I've read that they are marked up as much as 1000%.
My experience today was that everything that happened in the office/store was designed to get me to spend and then spend some more.
The bottom line was that I could get new progressive trifocals for a mere $325. And that is after the insurance payment of about another $150.
Maybe I'm a hick, but I'm not paying that kind of dough for glasses that I will likely break or lose. I took my new prescription and beat feet to Costco, where they hooked me up with the same glasses and lens for $180. And I think I can still submit the bill to insurance for a small reimbursement.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky