Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Boo, Hiss!

I feel like I need to write it down this time but cheap things (mostly) suck.

Last time, it was me thinking I'd save a couple of bucks and buy tin foil at the dollar store.... and then trying to use it and realizing why one pays for "real" tin foil.

This time, it was envelopes.  Because really, envelopes aren't all that important!  And these (at the dollar store) said "Security" on the side of the box so that meant they had the security features like the lining so you can't see through them.


I was mailing off some health stuff and put it into my new envelope and... saw right through.

Not in an ironic way, in a literal way. 

Cheap envelopes are not worth it.  And apparently "Security" is just like a branding thing.... not, you know, actual security features!



Jason Langlois said...

Security (tm) brand envelopes, now with 100% less security!

I find the dollar store hit and miss - I have a pair of felt pens I picked up from a dollar store because I needed something to write with RIGHT NOW ... and they're still going.

But I also have envelopes from there that are probably barely useful as firestarters, let alone mailing anything.

Elliott said...

Almost every time I cheap out and get the bargain brand I'm disappointed. You'd think I'd learn.

And the plus side to a lot of the more expensive brands is that they stand behind their product. A lot of times the resolution of an issue with the product is worth more than the premium paid.

Dollar stores have their place, but you have to be careful.

Victoria said...

"Security (tm) brand envelopes, now with 100% less security!" Heh :)

Dollar stores aren't even really "dollar" stores anymore E!:( (Except in that one place I stop in Oregon sometimes!) :)