The Tooth which is Blue

Last weekend, a week after we bought our new cell phones, this ad appeared in the papers:

I could hardly believe my eyes! Very simply put, I had apparently missed out on getting a free Nokia Bluetooth set which was now given free with a purchase of the Nokia N73! My hubby called the guy who sold us the phone and asked if he could give the set to us anyway, because it was only a difference of a few days. After all, we had purchased 2 cellphones from him. So last Saturday, we made a trip to Gurney Plaza to the phone shop to see if he could give us the bluetooth set. After a LONGdiscussion with his boss, he told us that he unfortunatelt could not give the free set to us because the free gifts actually came from Nokia and not from his shop, although his shop is an authorized Nokia dealer. If the free gift had been offered by his shop, he could give it to us, no problem. He added that the offer for the free Bluetooth set had started on May 15 2007 and since we had bought it earlier, we did not qualify. I then explained to him that it was only a 3-day difference from the date we had bought the phone to the date the promotion started (we bought it on May 12th), and told him that the phone was for Mother’s Day 😛 Obviously we could not have waited till after Mother’s Day to buy, right? And obviously, there was no way we could have known about the upcoming promotion at the time of the purchase. My hubby and I asked him to try asking his manager and Nokia again to see if he could bend the rules a bit in our case. He told us he would try and contact us on Monday with the outcome.

My hubby said that it would be just our (bad) luck and bad timing if he could not give us the free Bluetooth set, but at least we had tried asking for it. Well, our persuasion skills must have been spot on and lady luck must have been smiling on us 🙂 , because while we were still walking around Gurney Plaza, my hubby received the following SMS:

Woohooo…….!!!! Ain’t that cool?

One more new toy to fiddle around with! And fiddle around with it I did…I tried playing around with it last night and had quite a hard time placing the device to my ear. Then I tried calling my hubby and although he could hear me loud and clear, I can’t understand for the life of me why I could not hear him, even though I had turned the volume way up loud. I couldn’t even redial a number using the bluetooth set. Hmmmm…..will try it again tonight….

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10 Responses to The Tooth which is Blue

  1. rinnah says:

    How nice of them to give you the bluetooth headset! Another belated Mother’s Day present, hor?

    p.s. The spelling of the SMS is so atrocious it’s funny. ;-P

    The Giddy Tiger says: Haha….funny no? Now if I can only get the device to work properly….

  2. michelle says:

    Good negotiation skills! Hrmm..I think Vincient needs to take some English class.

    The Giddy Tiger says: As long as I got to “cleam” my device 😛

  3. Gallivanter says:

    Yeah, that’s the same problem I had when I used a Nokia bluetooth set. But the part that had me in stitches was “cleam” and “correct”…hehehehehe

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hehe…I just had to take a shot of that SMS before my hubby deleted it 🙂

  4. LB says:

    Good for you! It’s nice to know Lady Luck is still alive and well, eh?

    On a related story, I was so kiasu, I had to get a SonyEricsson Bluetooth earphone too, but after the new toilet syndrome wore off after 1 day (okay, maybe 3 days), it’s been staying in its box ever since!! LOL!! It was not easy to get used to walking around like an idiot (or a Cyborg)

    The Giddy Tiger says: I haven’t used it since the first time I tried it. Left me with a slight headache. You think it could be the electromagnetism from the bluetooth device?

  5. LB says:

    Actually, I remember why now… The recharging took up too much time too…

    The Giddy Tiger says: I’m not sure how long mine took. I just charged it up and left it there before I left for work.

  6. LB says:

    and it kept ‘getting’ out of position ~ the feeling that you were gonna drop it if you bent over, and such..

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ditto 😛

  7. may says:

    that’s one cool gadget! great that you were able to claim for it too.

    I contemplated on getting one, but now that I don’t drive, I don’t have any use for it. besides, my ears are too busy being plugged with tunes from my iPod.

    The Giddy Tiger says: I don’t really think you need to buy it, unless you can get it for free. Like LB, I don’t really see the need to walk around with that gadget stuck to my ear 😛 Besides, I think I got a slight headache after trying it out the other night.

  8. chinnee says:

    wah…so shiok !!

    The Giddy Tiger says: More shiok if only I know how to use it to its utmost ability…

  9. Hijackqueen says:

    My motto – Ask and you will get!

    Me no like bluetooth, no like earphone. Me like handsfree 😀 .

    The Giddy Tiger says: I think you like handsfree and earfree too! 😉

  10. Adino says:

    LOL the SMS sounds like my dentist calling me for appointment. Come and ‘cleam’ and ‘correct’ your bluetooth. Congrats on your excellent negotiation skills anyway 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Your dentist sends you SMSes? LOL

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