That is some serious commitment! I also think that for companies they sometimes change
the way certain things are made as a way to make more profits. For example, with your
boots you may purchase them and then a week or two later realize they just aren’t quite
right. I have done this before and have ended up buying a second item from the same
company because of sizing and return guidelines. My go-to work shoe is a brand called
Rothy’s. I wear them nearly every day but the sizing from style to style and even from
design to design is very different. It makes it hard to shop because 1) They don’t have a
physical store; everything is online and 2) They only allow you to exchange it once. I am
just like you, I save up and make this purchase a special one each year so when
something doesn’t fit quite right it is frustrating but like I mentioned, I think it is just a way
for them to get more profits.
I feel that there are so many times that I could have had a better decision-making process.
Recently I was booking a trip with EF tours (two trips actually). While I was on the phone
for one issues regarding the first trip that I was less than 24 hours from I mentioned to the
customer service agent the fact that I have another trip already planned and this was
concerning to me. Instead of trying to calm my worries or make the situation better the
customer service agent was just over it and said “listen, if you want to cancel, I’m not
going to try to stop you.” I never wanted to cancel, that was far from what I wanted. Due
to this I decided not to go on any additional trips with this company.
What are the three primary data gathering methods? What method would you use if you
were gathering data on a movie studio? A grocery retailer? A pharmaceutical company?