I sort of maybe kind of got talked in to actually buying something from a door to door salesman today. I'm a little bit ashamed to admit it, and now I can't decide what to do about it. I signed away my first born to the Verizon Fios men. I thought I was being smart. I asked a million questions, tried the "I can't make a decision without talking to Becky" line, and asked about fifteen times if I could change my mind fee-free. I even almost walked away at one point when we were doing some wacky over the phone government registration of the phone line thing. (Not that I even want a phone line, mind you, but every cable/internet company seems intent on discounting my internet by giving me a phone line I don't want.)
And yet, here I am with a contract in my hand. How did that even happen?
Luckily my contract does explicitly state that I can cancel within three business days and the whole thing will be forgotten. Ignore the fact that the salesman (accidentally?) back dated the contract by a day. So now I'm stuck. I almost want to call and cancel because I'm just plain mad that despite my best efforts I fell for their song and dance about discounts and good deals. But then I remember that if it's real, it could actually save us $30/month or so, which is pretty decent for Austerity April. Given that Frugal February and Moneyless March both failed it'd be nice to have a win for one month!
I wonder if other people feel as much annoyance at falling for gimmicks as I do. Decisions, decisions.