|The $175 Rowents|
Friday, January 7, 2011
The High Price of Having Fun
As I was ironing yesterday, a bit of a rare occurrence for me, I gave my iron a good look and tried to remember when I'd bought it. But I've had it so long I have no idea when I'd gotten it. And though I don't use it often when I need it, I need it. So I began to get a bit worried. Most of my other appliances are heading down hill, could my iron be far behind? When I start having trouble with something the first thing I do is price a new one so I'll have an idea of what costs may be ahead. Now I like my iron, as much as one can like something that's made to do something that you don't want to do in the first place, it's a rather nice little Black and Decker steam iron with an extra long cord. When I priced a new one I found that I could get one for anything from $18.00 - $28.00, not bad. That made me wonder what a better iron might cost, though in my opinion the only better one would be one that did the ironing without any assistance from me.
Anyway, I checked out Macy's where I do a bit of shopping and found one, a Rowenta that cost $175.00, I couldn't hardly believe it. Granted it had a great LED display for heat selection, 400 steam holes and an extra large water tank, all things that I so woefully I need (HA)and dream about in my spare time, but would anyone really pay that much money for an iron? Maybe if your maid insists on it, but I think I'll stick with my little Black and Decker.