When I first leaned of the change in promotion I immediately emailed Sean because he was going to be directly effected but this new development (or at least his wallet would be). This was his response:
- "Can they really do that? It sounds like cheating. They didn't say that supplies ran out, they just said that it was getting too expensive for them."
- "What are we going to do sue?"
- "Start a blog campaign to give them enough negative press to make them change their policy."
Less than 12 hours later, I got an email saying that Britax was now following my tweets. Seriously? MY tweets? I put in one @Mention and they immediately start following me. Wow. About 15 minutes later this comes through:
history of sacrificing appearance for savings). So I ended up getting the $229.00 car seat ($184 on Amazon) for $137.20 including shipping (which is similar to the cost of many 30-35lb capacity car seats!). If it were not for the shipping this would have actually ended up being a better deal (by a few dollars) than the free ride event. Of course now I have to store the car seat for three months but such is life.
Thank you Britax, and thank you Twitter! The moral of the story is don't be afraid to ask...