Who knew technology could be so wily?
Brisket, Li and I went to three (count ’em THREE) different stores looking for cell phones yesterday.
It was a wonderful waste of gasoline.
The first store? As we were waiting for a service rep to help us, we overheard they didn’t have ANY iPhones for Brisket, much less the iPhone 4. Um…ok, AT&T store…I mean, anonymous carrier of cell phones…isn’t that what the ENTIRE STORE is devoted to?
The second store? Did not have the any of the cell phones I liked in stock- or the IPhone 4 in 16G…though if Brisket wanted to upgrade to the 32G for an extra $100, they totally had those. Really…Interesting.
We had heard a vicious rumor that the third store had both the cell I liked- and Brisket’s phone! The angels were singing in glory- until we actually drove the extra 20 minutes to find out they were sold out- just like the last store. If we were interested though, there was stock in Fond du Lac…
Um….yeah…We politely declined driving another hour for a cell phone.
So now what? Give up on the iPhone dream? Revert to cans and string? Having to- GASP- order them online and WAIT TWO DAYS?
Brisket has one other source – all nefarious-like- that he wants to try before the online route. Keep your fingers crossed that there’s isn’t a man named Fast Eddie involved.
The paranoid side of me thinks that this is Apple’s way of driving up demand and excitement about the product- and upselling all those poor consumers to the 32G model…but that would be just crazy, right?