a little help please………
I was shopping in Spencers yesterday. (For those of you not familiar with Spencers, it is an actual store – not a market – it’s similar enough to Target in the U.S.) I went to the wine section and asked about some wines.
I am not a red wine drinker, so I simply looked for the American brand. Cheating, sure. Easier, absolutely. I found Gallo. (For those of you not familiar with Gallo wine, it’s kind of the bottom of the barrel of wines – it’s similar enough to mud – yummy mud, but mud nonetheless.) Gallo is very inexpensive in the U.S. This bottle would probably be about $4 in the States. When the guy told me it was 1400 rupees, I almost fell over. Yes, you did the math right, that is about $28. Not happening. I’ll stomp my own grapes before I will pay that much for Gallo wine.
No thanks, I’ll find something else. I did and it was 1/2 the price and a (much) better wine.
I asked for some other wines too. So I ended up with about 15 bottles of wine. No – I am not a whino – but going to Spencers in pretty much an all-day affair – so I stock up.
The wine guy sends me over to the main cash registers so that I can purchase everything at one time. Excellent.
Walking out to the car, I realize that there two bottles of wine for 2700 rupees on my receipt. Yes, this is for 2 bottles of Gallo wine. Yes, that is about $54. Again, not happening.
Luckily I realized this before we left Spencers. I went back in and – very long story, short – I was finally able to get my money back. After explaining what happened, I was told that all sales are final. Okay. That doesn’t work so great for me because I said no to this wine. It was a mistake, an honest mistake – but it was not my mistake. The wine guy loaded it up in my basket with the other wines after I said I did not want it. Finally, they (very reluctantly) agreed.
So, I am left wondering – if you are at a market where there are no cash registers and often no receipts, what do you do if you want to return/exchange something? Oh yea, and if you have a recommendation for a sweet, white Indian wine, I’ll take that too. 😉