2.27.2010

$118

One hundred and eighteen dollars. The cost of having my new treadmill delivered AND assembled. $118 I would now gladly give you if you could come here and help me put this thing together. This thing that I was told was "Lightweight, and a 15-minute assembly."

What???

The Boyfriend and I went to Dick's Sporting Goods this morning to pick it up. The line was 32 people long, and I'm NOT exaggerating. I finally signed for the pickup, and it was wheeled out to his SUV, which we were promised it would fit in. Well, it didn't fit. So then I went back into the store, bought some camping rope, and did my best Girl Scout job of tying down the gate to hold my precious treadmill inside. It worked, but we had to drive 25 the whole way home (from El Segundo by LAX all the way back to West Hollywood) and then we had to get it in the house. In the rain. Up a flight of stairs.

You know how they say "Hindsight is 20/20?" Well, loves, let me tell you. I have half of a treadmill put together, bruises on my legs, more screws and nuts and bolts lying around than an IKEA, but I do have that extra $118 in my pocket I REFUSED to spend on set-up and delivery.

PAY THE MAN THE MONEY. That's my hindsight. And now I'm off to the gym. To run. On their treadmills.

And then maybe later, I think I might treat myself to $118 worth of something really special.



13 comments :

  1. aaaaah! i understand the frustration that is manuals. good luck!

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  2. Awwwwww, I hope you get it set-up soon. xoxo

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  3. Why the long distance drive for a treadmill? No Big 5's in West Hollywood? lol!

    I'm in the S.G.V., btw. Born and raised. : )

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  4. BUMMER! Hope you get it set up soon...and pain free!

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  5. hey girl i so hear you on assembling furniture and dealing with it..yes, pay the money :)

    i hope you're having a great weekend otherwise!!!

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  6. sounds like you got a good deal, I hate assembling anything!

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  7. I can't assemble anything. I have no patience for stuff like that. I even manage to ruin Ikea things!

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  8. I always pay the delivery and fee to set up - very worth it! I have learned that the hard way, myself! Have a great day and definitely treat yourself to something special! :)

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  9. Hehe. I would NEVER pay for assemlby, especially not that much! Enjoy spending your $118 on something awesome!

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  10. Aw, what a bummer! My boyfriend & I paid $125 to have our elliptical delivered & assembled. I think about it every now & then and wonder if it was worth it (since we're still making monthly payments on the elliptical), and I'm glad to know that yes, it probably WAS worth it!!

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  11. Yeah, I can't assemble ANYTHING!! I'll definitely take your advice and pay for it if I ever need something delivered/assembled. What did you end up spending your 118 on?

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  12. AH so exciting! This is going to make such a difference for you. Enjoy it!

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  13. OMG you are hilarious. I saw your tweets about it this weekend. Is it up and running? "Running"-that is a horrible pun, I'm sorry lol. Dude I can barely put batteries in a flashlight, i can't "assemble" for shit. :)

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