I don’t really want to sit here writing painfully obvious sentences, but here’s the thing. A penny isn’t very much money. It is, however, more than zero, so an item that costs one cent is not free. In practical terms, it might as well be free, but it still isn’t. Which is why Mark found this bit of math confusion on a
Verizon T-Mobile phone purchase page through Costco so amusing. “Even though the difference between .01 and .00 is quite small,” he writes, “it’s still not infinitesimal enough to be considered ‘free,’ right?” No, not yet.
For remedial instruction in what “Verizon Math” is, check out these classic posts:
Yogurt Shop Sells Frozen Treats Using Verizon Math
Verizon Math: $0 Off Equals A 25% Discount!
Verizon STILL Doesn’t Know Dollars From Cents
Verizon C&D’s VerizonMath Tshirts
Verizon Finally Admits They Were Wrong