What will you put up with to bag a bargain?
How bad does the shopping experience have to be before you stop using a particular store? How much abuse, verbal or physical, would you entertain before you refused to hand over your hard-earned money? There's probably a Japanese game show it it - it's been years since Clive James brought us weekly delights from Endurance.
And so to the tale of a Florida man suing Walmart because he was bitten by a rattlesnake while shopping there last year. It was the third snake attack at a Walmart sore in Florida in two years; the man is suing the retail giant because they should have done more to prevent it happening, given two incidents had already occurred.
But despite still suffering respiratory problems and scars from the attack, the man has been back to Walmart several times, stating their prices "are too good to shop elsewhere". Which makes you wonder exactly what they'd need to do to deter the man from stepping foot in there. If snakebites wouldn't work, maybe a bear attack would. Or killer bees.
It's a dumb loyalty most of us can identify with; we can be treated shoddily and still go back for more, especially where there's a saving to be had; reasoning suggests our previous experience was probably a one-off and it won't happen again. So do you have any tales to tell of enduring terrible customer service in the name of a bargain? Are you happy to be put down or let down on to enjoy those low, low prices? Let us know.