Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ranger, misspelled, is Ranter

We were to wait at home, from 8 am to 5 pm, to meet a repairman for our microwave. Surprise ... he phoned just after 8 to say he was on his way.

The light in the microwave flickers intermittently and we wondered if the power was flickering in sync with it. It is covered by an extended warranty ... one of those things that Consumer Reports says is simply a way to churn up more money for the vendor. We do like Consumer Reports. We subscribe to it and pay attention to most of its recommendations. But, on a hunch and because it was cheap, we bought the warranty through Sears.

The labor is covered. But, a light bulb is not. Yes, we can change a light bulb. And it only takes one of us.

However, a special order light bulb is superior: gives out a more luminous radiance. Or one would think so, for $21.65 including shipping.


6 comments:

Zeta said...

How much? Did you write $21.64? Maybe the light bulb enhances the taste and color of the food without your knowledge. Do you have a choice of colors as in cobalt blue, gray, or yellow? Are you able to choose from small, medium, or large light out put?

Ranger said...

We will have to deal with the mellow radiance of the bulb that arrives, no choice, no selection.

It's one more item that doesn't get many miles to the gallon. Maybe milk ...

Big Ed said...

Think, where was I, I was asleep during this time. Too early for me to get up.

Susan said...

For that price I would have to plug a regular household bulb in and hope for the best!

ol Doc said...

Twenty-What? Is the repairman putting a child through college? Maybe planning an extended vacation in a small middle eastern country? First time I've ever heard of a kilowat terrorist! Or maybe it's a microwave extremist.
I'd maybe put a small flashlight near the oven and shine it as needed.

Ranger said...

We did the flashlight thing when the old microwave went totally blind. For a while.