Eternal September


????: ... The smartmodem has been around for quite a while now anyway, I'm sure its price has fallen enough...
CUSTOMER: Ah, how much would that be?
????: $99.
CUSTOMER: And with the discount?
????: ... I'm sorry hon, that is the discount.
CUSTOMER: Oh... that's more than out of budget for me right now.
CUSTOMER: Hauntswitch hasn't exactly been the frightening beast of commerce it was in my youth recently, hoo hoo.
????: Right, sorry.