Thursday, May 20, 2010

Holy Crap!

Today Farmmom and I went to the Redneck Walmart (tack, feed, tires, clothing, toys, tools, fencing supplies and every spring, baby ducks, chicks, and turkeys, so yes it IS more redneck than Walmart) to get some panels.

See, I've got a little filly coming in to get saddle broke tomorrow, and discovered that I was a wee bit short of panels for a round pen. The place here didn't have any, but I called Redneck Walmart for a price quote and was quoted a hell of a deal. I jumped on it, figuring it was some off-brand that was on sale, we hooked on to the trailer and away we went.

Only to discover once we had paid that what they thought I had purchased and what I thought I had purchased were two different things. I had called asking about horse panels... in my lexicon, lightweight fencing panels that would hook together. In their lexicon, apparently, it meant something that I have always called "pig panels"... panels of four gauge wire laid out in a four inch square grid.

The guy who came to help us load looked at me and smirked when I told him that wasn't what I wanted, said "I didn't think so, and I tried to tell her. Oh well not my problem. Pull over there and we'll get you loaded up."

So he loaded me three name brand sixteen foot long panels. This particular name brand is quite expensive... for good reason of course, its some of the best ranching equipment out there.

The price I paid for each five foot tall by sixteen foot long panel was $59.99

The manufacturer's recommended price is $188.99

No, I did not make any salacious offers, nor did I reveal any inappropriate portions of my anatomy. Hell, I didn't even wink at the guy. I did say thank you and get the hell out of there before he got caught, though....

6 comments:

Old NFO said...

hehehe- run like hell and don't go back there for a while...

Keith said...

Call back and see if they have any more.

Carolyn said...

Is this the "cute girl discount" I keep hearing about? Either way, sweet!

BUFF_dragon said...

HELL YEA girl.....

and I've always known the welded wire panels as 'goat fence' or 'hawg fence' (you must pronounce it that way for it to be understood around here)

congrats on your purchase, wish I could be so lucky....

phlegmfatale said...

One time I bought a sofa and several other things at a thrift store. The counter lady was a major wise-ass. No, scratch that-- she was more of a bitch. I told her 3 times she didnt' charge me for the sofa, but she knew everything and I couldn't tell her shit. So, I pulled my pickup around and her people loaded it all. Two chairs, a sofa and some used books. Price tag: about $32.
My conscience is clear. What was I going to do-- immobilize her with my xray vision and FORCE her to take my money for the damned sofa?

She's the boss, applesauce.

Good on him for doing it just like she said, and I'm glad you got a bargain.

Jumblerant said...

I'd name the company in a few months time - he deserves to get more jobs because of it.