My Problem With Dicks
Dick's the sporting goods store that is; I figure the title will get this blog some new visitors.
Last year I purchased a golf GPS gadget. This gadget tells you how far you are from any hole on any golf course in the country. It also allows you to measure the distance of any shot. This information is very helpful when playing a round of golf.
I used it twice, and then somehow, I lost it. I turned the house upside down but I could not find it. I reluctantly bought a new one at Dick’s last August. I bought one in a weird ugly green instead of black so it would be harder to lose.
It worked fine the few times I played at the end of last year. In the winter, I found the old GPS gadget. It was outside, apparently it fell off my golf bag, under a bush. It had been rained on, snowed on, and endured periods of heat and extreme cold. It still worked.
Now I have two GPS gadgets, which is fine as sometimes the battery runs down when I need it, so a backup is nice, or I can loan it to another golf buddy.
I used the new GPS gadget last week, it worked fine. Yesterday it was not working. It searched for a GPS signal, but would never find it. Everything else on the gadget worked, but without a GPS signal it was worthless. I mean it gives me the time and date, but I get that on multiple other sources.
I took the gadget back to Dick’s to see if they would replace it as it was less than a year old and clearly defective. I’m pretty sure they could send it back to the manufacturer and get their money back. It is defective, and there is no way for the manufacturer to know when it was sold. I doubt the manufacturer would argue with Dick’s, one of their biggest retailors.
Dick’s told me that they could not help me unless I had only bought the GPS gadget within six months. What crap. I bought it in August, but the only months to play golf in this area (except for some fanatics) would be August, September, October (maybe) April and then May. I have not had six months use of the gadget.
It is not that Dick’s could not help me, it is Dick’s won’t help me. They suggested I contact the manufacturer. Somehow I think I might have less clout then Dick’s Sporting Store.
Anyway, I still have one toy, I don’t really need a backup. I’m going to run the battery down on the defective one, maybe it will reset and work again.
I’m not happy, but I’m sure I will get over it and go back to Dick’s again.