Pip has been saving his money for almost two years to buy himself a new electric guitar. He has not spent his birthday or Christmas funds and you should never under-estimate the change from a weekly lunch at school as a source of income.
There’s only one shop in Townsville where he might have spent this money, but when he went in there the salesperson was less than helpful and the range so small and the prices so high that he left without spending a cent.
Yesterday we visited a music store here in Melbourne. One with more guitars in more shapes and colours than we could even imagine. Pip knew exactly what he wanted. He asked, test-played and was happy. But… when we asked for a hard case in order to bring it home on the plane there were none. The salesperson didn’t want us to leave and offered us the next level of guitar. It came with a free hard case, but a hefty increase in price. To compensate for the extra cash required he gave us a huge discount.
How could Pip say no to that?
He’s one happy kid.