It happens to all of us, you know what I am talking about, you have your shopping list, you have your budget and still! somehow there are things that you spot next to what you are in fact looking for and you think.. this is cool or that would even work better or you are just tired and think.. good enough.. right?
Well that is what happened to me, I have had the same excellent dog nail clippers for the past five years, they are sharpable and they have earned their higher cost many times over, but they finally broke and where unfixable, so the next time I was in town at the store, I popped into the pet area and planned to pick up a pair, and while they had a couple choices, they were all cheaper made and not what I wanted, I have a certain style I like and was not going to move to a different one..
Now we don’t go to town that much, but the next time we got to the feed store a week later and I looked at their selection and they had one that was very close but about 20 plus dollars more then I was looking to spend ( I mean really, I will pay 20 to 30 dollars for a excellent long lasting pair of clippers but not almost 50 dollars, that’s just nuts!) and then they had lots of cheap ones..
At this point, i want a new pair in the house soon, and so the next time I went to Canadian Tire, it was a head to town because we needed a part, not because it was really planned and there was the place that they should have had my regular love them clippers but they were sold out but beside it was a “deluxe” nail clipper, and I thought, same style, same brand, just looks like it has extra thick handles and maybe a little thicker/heavier, sure.. lets go with that..
Boy was I wrong.. turns out the deluxe part was that it was both clipper and battery powdered mini grinder to smooth off the area just cut.. however here is the real issue, now maybe it spreads wide enough to trim cat nails(but its the wrong style for that) and mini type dogs but it does not spread wide enough to trim correctly for my own hounds, which means that its useless.. I have a brand new, sharp and works toy that was a total waste of time, and money.. I could give them to my momma for her little dogs but she gets their nails done when they get their bath/grooming/clipping done every X amount of weeks at the groomers, so really what would be the point.
I am sure at some point I will be able to give them away to someone with a small breed dog that can use them, but needless to say I finally was able to buy a new pair of my old faithful clippers, here is hoping that they last at least five years
So what was the last thing you bought only to find out that it was not a good fit for your required job?