When Lightbulbs Were Free

Free Lightbulbs at Detroit Edison
Remember when you could exchange light bulbs for new ones, for free at Detroit Edison? They also repaired small appliances for a time.

Detroit native Robbi Laker-Tall remembers how a lawsuit changed all that. “There was a hardware guy who claimed the free exchange impeded on sales (unfair competition) he sued & won. Almost 100 years of a good thing came to an end.”

May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Keener
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