December 04, 2008

The Cost of Conviction


I had a headlight go out the other day, and I couldn't install a new one myself, because I am obviously, not really a man.

So, I called up Jiffy Lube and asked how much it would cost for them to install a new bulb that I would bring in myself. $29.

So, I called Walmart. $4.50.

Now, let's say you have a moral problem with Walmart's business practices. How high could a Jiffy Lube or other place, provided you liked their business practices, charge you before you decide to cave for the cost?

FYI: I'm traveling this weekend. See you on Monday.

2 comments:

Emily said...

$30.

Sabai said...

of course, this goes back to our idea of whether you spending that extra $26 in Walmart rebellion is better off than what you could done with the Walmart savings.

http://sabaisays.blogspot.com/2008/05/whats-better.html