Last Christmas I received two “Premium” Dendy movie tickets which are apparently worth $35 a pop. Due to a combination of laziness and personal disdain for just about every movie which came out in 2008, I held off going, wanting to save these tickets for a truly worthy flick.
So I was a trifle annoyed when I finally went to use them only to be told that they had expired a few days earlier and were therefore about as useful as nipples on a grown man.
When I politely queried the validity of these expiry dates I was told by the pimple-faced Dendy nerd that they are in place because “tickets increase in price over time” and that “12 months is ample time to see a movie”. This may be so but I can’t help but feel a little ripped off that my mum forked over $70 in return for absolutely sweet F.A. In my opinion it is tantamount to theft.
Anyway, I was just wondering what people think about the convenient use of expiry dates by businesses. I’m assuming they’re legal but it seems to me that they are just another profit-swelling trick that vendors have in their arsenal.