A Battery Powered Fan Was Crazy Expensive

That was it.

My family loves to tailgate during the fall football season. My grandparents have always been adamant about getting a great tailgate spot in front of the stadium and hosting everyone who wants to come. Over the years we’ve improved our tailgate by adding different things to make it more comfortable. Recently, my grandmother was adamant about purchasing a fan for the earlier games in the season since it can get so hot. She wanted something that was battery powered since she didn’t want to turn on her car to power something. My aunt found a fan online from the local hardware store and sent me to go pick it up. When I got there, I found the portable fan but it didn’t come with the battery! The fan was several hundred dollars and then the battery to power it was another hundred dollars. To make things even more crazy, the charger for the battery also needed to be purchased separately! I called my grandmother and told her that this fan was going to cost almost a thousand dollars just for the attachments, but she was adamant about getting it. When we put it together, we used it and were underwhelmed. It was just another portable fan but it could run out of battery. That was it. To us, that was not worth the price tag so we didn’t hesitate to return it. For a fraction of the price we could purchase a simple fan and run the car to power it. We’re not sure who in their right minds would spend that kind of money on a fan just because it was battery powered.


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