A complaint @ Colgate & Walmart

Friday, January 19 2007

When it comes to purchasing of all the normal boring stuff like tooth paste, loo rolls, washing up liquid etc – I am trying to spend as little as possible or get as much as I can for my money.

The tooth paste I use is Colgate Total & Whitening – not enough whitening since this is the land of white teeth – so at Walmart, there was this offer of Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Both boxes were in a plastic wrap and of equal size.

I open up the ‘free’ box first and to my surprise and cursing of these scheming marketing people, I get this:


And with the actual tube is out of the packaging it looks like this:IMG_1390 The thing that really annoys me is that I got fooled by marketing people and that ticks me off. It is a constant battle between consumer and them, isn’t it?

What gets on your nerve?

5 Responses to “A complaint @ Colgate & Walmart”

  1. Jay Says:

    what gets on my nerves.

    Gals complaining about such tricks…ppl not getting fooled by the gimmicks.

    Actually, I am on the other side of the fence .. 😛 Soon wd be joining marketing and prolly such a retail firm.. he he.

  2. lizze Says:

    Jay – you are going over to the dark side … noooooooooooooooooo
    ps start reading the Dilbert cartoon!!

  3. Cap Says:

    Wait a minute. You said a while back that you wanted to go to Walmart and that when you did, you’d blog about it. You’re holding back on us!

  4. lizze Says:

    uhm, yeah … I never got around to have a moan about it. Good memory Cap 🙂

    I went to another Walmart in Oakland yesterday and that was huge – much bigger then previous on. But did they have what I wanted?


    I wanted the new Diet Coke with Splenda as a sweetener as it is supposedly not carcinogenic as the aspartame that is in the normal Diet Coke.

  5. Cap Says:

    Guess WalMart didn’t overwhelm you with awe? I don’t like to go there – it’s always too crowded.

    Never heard of Diet Coke with Splenda. I may try that. I like Splenda. But … we’re all gonna die anyway 😉