Why Some People Cannot Accept "Free"
Getting something for free sounds like a deal we would gladly accept. But did you know that there are some people who just can't accept free? Consider a few examples of people who failed to catch the free train and then what their motives may have been. Just for fun though, because as you'll see there will always be a "good excuse" to not take a free offer. However, there is rarely ever a good reason not to do so.
1. The Turn-Down-The-Bag-Shopping Person
It is your favorite time at the thrift store near you, they have bag shopping! You go in, load up on everything you could ever conceivably fit into a bag. At the register you can hardly wait to make off with the clothing you are sure to resell, wear for a lifetime, or give to your friend to try out. That is about the time you spot the fussy lady at the counter insisting she only wants this one item for the bag price. After a brief explanation the cashier stares at her bewildered at why she would not want more for the same price.
Often people feel burdened down by things, and some even dread getting more items for fear of having to try and rid themselves of them. Others though are more on the wealthy, or wasteful side and simply feel that they don't need these items. But from a cost analysis view, it is always worth taking those extra things. First, learning to pass on clothes or re-donate them costs nothing. Also there is the opportunity of selling these items at a yard sale and making money on the purchase. Finally, if that doesn't work try a consignment shop - they may offer you a price better than what you paid.
2. No I Don't Want That Free Trial
This is a classic on the web, in the store, and mail ordered offers for a free trial of some product or service. Often these services or products cost more than we would spend. So they try to rope you in by giving a little taste of what they offer. Admittedly we all turn them down pretty often, however many of these free trial offers may be worth a little closer look.
Some free trial offers give you a digital product, a service, or entertainment that lasts awhile. Just recently I accepted a free 14 day trial of music downloads. The catch being after the trial time you have, either cancel or be charged the monthly fee. So it takes a little effort to remember to cancel, but in the meantime I am enjoying 50 new songs to my digital play-list. Some offers aren't worth the trouble, especially if the company is hard to contact. Most people turn them down because they easily forget to cancel, or just don't care to take the time to determine between real and scam.
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