SCOOLH PROJECT Bator rip-off

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by panner123, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Not sure if this is the right place to put this. A school offical wants to buy a bator for his school, only he said they cost to much. And he asked me if I would consider renting him one of mine. When I looked at him like he was crazy, he said I guess not. He then told me that a little three egg bator was $195 on sale at the Discount School Supply. I then said the school was getting ripped off at that price. Invited him in and showed him what one would cost new on E-bay, which had an auction closing on the clear plastic dome chick-bator $17.99. Which I thought was high. I then showed him what my L G's cost new with turner, under a $100. With the L G the class would all get a baby chick or two at hatching time, they wouldn't have to do 15 hatches per year (no enough time for that). After a couple of drinks, I asked him why he would think about buying from that place. It is district policy to buy from this discount supplier. The schools are suppose to save money at these tight money times. Well, if all schools save money like this, it is no wonder our schools are begging for more money. SOMEONE'S POCKETS ARE BEING LINED WITH GOLD FROM THIS COMPANY. Why else would this place be the only place the school can buy from? To boot it is a San Francisco company.
     
  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awful story! Some parents should just pitch in $3 each and buy a bator...
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    That sounds like the federal governments buying. They will pay $200. for a hammer because they have contracted with a supplier.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Sounds like a good story for your local news station. I bet they'd love to report that story.
     
  5. Chicken Salad

    Chicken Salad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work in a government office and we have our "preferred vendors" list. We have to justify six-ways from Sunday an outisde purchase (and usually the only justification allowed is that you absolutely can't obtain the item - at no matter what cost - from one of them because thre are contracts signed with these folks...in which they offer a few loss-leaders and make a killing on everything else). Just another case of regulated theft.
     
  6. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you buy it direct from the manufacturers website its only $16.98 with free shipping. With 4 quail eggs its $20.98, and also free shipping. I put a bid in for one on ebay, and then found this site the next day. Luckily someone outbid me on ebay because it was selling for $22 and shipping was $8.95.


    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_listItems.asp?idCategory=35
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    wow! thats really wrong! yet they cut programs and classes for kids....UGH!...[​IMG]
     
  8. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I'm not sure whether Kate (WriterofWords) was serious or joking, but I remember her mentioning that her school district had cancelled her hatching project because they could not afford the electricity for the incubator, and were removing a few light bulbs here and there in the school [​IMG]

    The Chickbator isn't likely to hatch anything btw, they're not very effective.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    the chickabator is junk, even at 1.00. Wonder was that the 3 egg incubator they had price. There are some good high dollar 4 egg incubators.(for parrot and etc)
     
  10. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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