Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hey There Mister, Do You Have a Mop Refill?
Hey there Mister, do you have a mop refill?
You'd think this was a no-brainer, right? You sell a mop, you have the refills.
You sell the refills, you have the mop. Yep? Well, not so much.
I like the red mop with the stringy, floppy mop head but it really doesn't scrub so well, especially after canning when you might not have been as neat and tidy as you should have been. Plus, you have to replace the heads pretty often if you get into some messy jobs. My husband likes the green mop but wants a real sponge type head on it, not the cellulose kind. Also, I don't want added perks like brushes or strange stuff attached to it. So a standard mop it is.
Every time I get a mop they stop carrying the refills so I decided to buy the mop and oodles of refills, thinking that might be the smart thing to do. We went to a big box store, the kind where you can get groceries, clothes, camping equipment, swings and sandboxes all while you get your oil changed. They will have a mop, they have Everything.
Yes, they had a mop. Let's see, it was a $14 mop with $8 refills. Sorry, no deal. I can purchase a whole new $6 mop every time I need a refill and still be ahead of the game.
They had a nice squeeze mop with just the perfect head. But no refills. None, at all. They had a nice refill but guess what? No mop that fit the refill.
So, onto the discount dollar store, the national kind that carries name brand things. They will have a mop, they even have clothespin bags. And they did have mops, Mr. Clean mops, and a lot of them. But guess what? No refills, except for, like the first store, a really funky one that seems like it will break or at best not ring out well.
I even got "the guy" in charge of that department and he said, "No, no refills were shipped. I'm still waiting for them." This does me no good at all. What if I buy this great mop and they don't stock the refills? He handed me a string mop. Said this is what his mom used to use. I didn't get a mop.
Why can't I get a mop? Just a plain old mop where I can always find a refill. It doesn't seem to be too much to ask. It shouldn't be this hard. I guess I'll try KMART tomorrow.