Yes, this is all part of the Tom Bihn Acquisition Syndrome (BAS).
Originally Posted by lonestar6
You know those famous brown boxes that TB uses to deliver it's precious cargo to you? Well, Tom tosses in this special aura - the TB Aura - before shipping. It prevents you from return anything inside. You WILL find a reason to keep everything, even if you ordered something because you were unsure and wanted to "evaluate" it, then return it if it wasn't quite right.
This is very similar to what Apple does in the retail stores. It's referred to as the "Halo Effect." You walk in to just look around or to purchase a $10 cable (well maybe $29), and you end up going home with a 27" iMac, a MacBook Air, an iPad and an iPhone!
Heaven help me if I ever go into Tom Bihn's store!! Good thing I live in Pennsylvania!
By the way, the TB Aura also affects the box itself!
Indeed, you will find that you are unable to build up the nerve to toss the TB box - even if a bit mangled by evil UPS guys who taunt you play mind games with you, knowing full well that you suffer from BAS. If your condition is severe, you keep all these boxes! Perhaps, like me, you use them to store all the pouches and straps that you over-order. Well, hmm ... come to think of it, you can never over-order pouches and straps. To make things even worse, we see lately that a TB employee is putting drawings on the boxes. I have not been fortunate enough to get one of these, but if I do, I will probably frame it and hang it in my man-cave!
Someone please help me!
I have BAS (Bihn Acquisition Syndrome)!!