isn’t it ironic?

how’s this for ironic?

i’ve been eligible and waiting for an upgrade to an iphone 4 from vodacom since it’s south african launch in september. every few weeks i’d call to find out if there was an eta on stock.

nothing.

my precioussss!

finally, after 4 months and growing exasperation with my 3G running, more like crawling, IOS4, i caved and after some misdirection, finally bought one off gumtree (the south african version of craig’s list).

imagine my chagrin when, barely an hour later, i went to buy my microsim from the vodacom store – R105 thank you (damn, they really know how to make money off of one!) – and had the assistant inform me that they had just gotten their stock that morning!

well, actually i might have been chagrined if i hadn’t already decided that an almost R4500 pay-in only to be tied to another 2 yr contract when i have no idea where i might be 24 months from now, wasn’t worth it.

but still. isn’t it ironic? don’t you think?

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5 thoughts on “isn’t it ironic?

  1. I have found that no matter how many times you phone to find out if there’s stock, no one who answers the phone ever has an idea of what’s really going on!

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