Several people have written to ask if the replacement for the 4G MiFi from Verizon is any better than the first one. So far, so good, but I’ve only had it for a couple of days now. But so far it hasn’t crashed yet and it has stayed locked onto the 4G signal with no problems. I’ve done a few speed tests, with an average download speed of 437 to 450 kb/s and upload speeds of 750 to 847 kb/s. That is about ten times faster than I was averaging here in the same place with the original MiFi. If it continues to give me this kind of service I will be very pleased.
We have been very unhappy with our Select Comfort air bed almost from the time we bought it, and we’ve been mattress shopping for a while now. The other day we stopped into a place that had a nice selection of mattresses, and the store manager was very good about answering all our questions. We even found one that we wanted and he quoted us a price, but then said that his regional manager happened to be in the store at that time, and he might be able to get us a better discount than that.
Okay, I want a new mattress and I’m all for saving money, so I asked him what kind of deal he was talking about. He said he couldn’t tell me that until I handed him my credit card, then he would go talk to the regional manager. I don’t think so! I don’t just hand my credit card to anybody. I told him I was going to buy a mattress, he had a mattress we liked, and I would hand him cash if he gave me a price I could live with. But he refused, saying their policy was I had to give him a credit card before he could give me a price. I thanked him for his time and we left.
What is it with businesses these days? It is my understanding that times are kind of hard, so when you have a cash buyer in front of you and he has already told you he likes your product and is ready to purchase, why play silly games like some used car salesman? Why not just give them a price and be done with it? So the score so far is MiFi 1, Mattress 0.
We will be mailing off the last of the new issues of the Gypsy Journal today and it’s always a good feeling to get that chore behind us. We only have a few days left here and we are looking forward to having some free time to spend with Terry’s family before we go. We’re looking forward to getting back on the road, but we treasure the time we have had with our loved ones here.
Thought For The Day – Sometimes when it looks like things are falling apart, they are actually falling into place.