Windfall Dos and Don'ts

Impressed by a news segment about a top-of-the-line (but affordable) musical instrument made by a band of dedicated craftspeople, I decided I had to have one. Not surprisingly, I wasn’t the only person who felt this way. The company’s website said that its sudden fame had resulted in a deluge of orders and warned it would take three to four months for my gizmo to arrive. I placed an order anyway, paid in full, and eagerly awaited the day it would show up.

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