Despite Tri-State’s advertisement in your paper stating that they will beat any competitor’s shirt printing bid by 10 percent, this does not seem to be the case. It seems that they will only adhere to their “guarantee” if it suits their purpose, which is to make money.
As Paul Laferriere, Tri-State’s clothing buyer, stated in an e-mail to me on August 8, 2006, “Yes things have changed.”
I write this letter not only so that people will be made aware of Tri-State’s business practices, but also in the hope that The Daily Evergreen will investigate whether or not they should continue to run an advertisement for Tri-State in which they make a guarantee that is not necessarily going to be fulfilled.
Mikel J. McLaughlin
senior, secondary education
University of Idaho
Friday, August 25, 2006
Things That Make You Go "Hmmmmmm"
A letter in today's Daily Evergreen: