Fun_People Archive
17 Oct
Wary Wal-Mart

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 95 15:15:58 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Wary Wal-Mart

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: "James W. Williams" <>

Cringely Connection
September 25, 1995

Not our problem
	-- By Al Cringely


...the kind of place where you can always return what you've bought because,
dammit, this is the land of the free and home of the brave and the customer
is always right. Or at least so it seemed up 'til now...

A sharp eyed reader spotted this handwritten sign at a Wal-Mart in Arizona:

'All Windows 95 sales are final. If you have problems you need to contact

A disclaimer over a product bin at Wal-Mart is roughly equivalent to
having printed 'Warning: Your means of transportation may explode' on all
Hindenberg boarding passes. There's something so scary about the basic
premise of Wal-Mart not taking a return (and therefore the implied
shoddiness of the product in question) that there's absolutely no way I
could ever force myself to buy it... "

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []