Holy Exceptions, Batman!

June 19, 2006

A large electronics chain sent me a letter today that detailed how their frequent-buyer program was going to change. Along with this letter, they sent a $10 off coupon. The following is the list of exceptions listed on the coupon:

Excludes Bose and KEF audio products; DIRECTV service; digital SLR cameras; Apple products; satellite radio service; Cinema Systems; Sony XBR, video game hardware, new release DVDs; pay-as-you go wireless phones, cellular phones and accessories; HP ink and paper; notebooks, desktop computers, monitors, projectors and high-definition camcorders; imagelab; special orders, clearance, demo and open-box items; Gift Cards; taxes; Magnolia Home Theater products: Bose, Sonos, Vienna Acoustics, SpeakerCraft, Tivoli Audio, MartinLogan, Installation Services, Magnolia Guaranteed Performance Agreetment, and special order merchandise.

That’s some exception list. It took me longer to read the exceptions than it did to read the letter that it was attached to.

After going through their web site, about the only thing I could find that the coupon was allowed to be used for was batteries.