We enjoy watching the Sunday Morning show each weekend for the interesting stories and people showcased. A week or two ago there was a story on a folksy cafe in Round Top, Texas.
With only 77 residents in Round Top, it’s not surprising that the cafe is only open 4 days a week. What is surprising is that the cafe made national news.
Apparently, people come from all over for the pies and even order them online for delivery. The proprietor, known as the pieman, came up with an idea for the devoted pie lovers.
You can order pie for life and have one pie a month delivered for the rest of your life. The price is where it gets complicated. The website shows $10,000. The show indicates the price is dependent on your current age.
Personally, I think it’s a gimmick to get attention. (It works because here I am writing about it!)
It got me thinking though about lifetime products in general. Is there anything you would want to pay for a lifetime supply in advance?
The risk is that the business may not hold up its side of the bargain. The Round Top Cafe could go out of business or new owners may decide they won’t honor these sales.
Is the opportunity to save money on something you always use or buy worth the risk?
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