How To Accessorize Your Shredder Oil 2

I recently bought a new shredder after thoroughly destroying my old one, and in doing some research I realized that part of the problem was that the shredder was never properly lubricated. Apparently, it helps to put oil on moving metal parts. Who knew?

Anyway, I wound up buying some shredder oil off Amazon because Staples (where I bought the shredder) wanted an arm and a leg for their house-brand shredder lubricant.

So because I bought shredder oil from them, Amazon sent me the following email on how to accessorize my purchase (click to enlarge):

Yes, that’s right, they encouraged me to accessorize a $10 bottle of shredder oil with a two thousand dollar shredder.

I’d hate to see how they’d encourage me to accessorize a quart of motor oil (“We think you’d like a new Mercedes-Benz!”) or a new remote control (“Wouldn’t you rather just buy a new TV?”).

2 thoughts on “How To Accessorize Your Shredder Oil

  1. Reply Patrick Nov 22,2009 6:33 pm

    I’ve just subscribed to your RSS feed to better keep up and love this. Have been thinking of engaging my brother in a shred-off (we both keep too many old docs around) and had no idea shredder oil (or its upsell) existed.

  2. Reply Ellen Nov 22,2009 8:43 pm

    Neither did I until I started doing research into a new shredder. But yeah, apparently just like it’s a good idea to keep your car in motor oil, it’s a good idea to keep your shredder reasonably well oiled because otherwise the mechanical parts will break down. I’d rather buy a $40 shredder and $10 worth of shredder oil than, for example, a $2000 shredder.

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