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Re: [IP] Free Accucheck meters?

At 10:03 AM 2/16/01 -0600, you wrote:
>I called the 1-800 number on the back of my Accucheck Complete because I
wanted a
>spare meter.  My back up is a LifeScan and takes different types of
strips. And
>recently I left my Accucheck in my mother's car after a day of shopping
and had to
>use the older Lifescan. The problem with having a back-up of a different
type is
>buying two types of strips, and hoping your old bottle is not expired. I'm
>7-10 times per day right now, and I just think it would make sense to have
a back
>up that uses the same strips.  So I called the 1-800 number and told the
>service rep. just how many strips I am buying, and asked politely for a free
>back-up meter.  She said "no".  She said I should check out rebates on
packages at
>my local stores.  I guess I am just being cheap, but there are so many
things I
>need to buy to get ready for the baby, that I don't want to be out any
money for a
>new meter, especially just a spare.  I wonder if I should call back and
try again?
>I really hate making calls like that because they make me feel so awkward!
 I have
>only in recent years conquered some of my shyness, and I have to really psych
>myself up to make a call like this. GRRRRR... JUST GIVE ME A FREE METER,
>Sherry C
You might consider giving them a choice.  Tell them you want a backup meter
of the same type and that it will either be an Accu-check or a Lifescan.
If Accu-check declines then tell them thy have caused you to go to
Lifescan.  You could even do it.
Bob Blakely
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