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Ever considered the role tape plays in your life?
Sometimes it’s clearly holding things together, sometimes the red variety holds you up, and sometimes it’s all that a resourceful TV character needs to hold off an always life-threatening situation.
How much would you pay for tape? You’d probably pay two or three dollars for most day-to-day situations, maybe a little more to stave off life-threatening situations.
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The event organizers for BizWest Media, parent company to this paper and its sister publications in Boulder and Wyoming, ran out of tape during the setup for a recent event. None of the contacted office supply stores carried the particular kind of tape, so it was a turn of luck that the tape manufacturer was based in Denver.
A representative from the company stopped by the BizWest office in Fort Collins and informed them that one replacement roll would be around $50. Though the tape was of a specialized nature and the customer service was much appreciated, BizWest went with a more modestly priced roll of tape seeing as how they were not trying to reattach an airplane wing or disarm a bomb.
Note: further investigation revealed no tape in existence is designed for either of those situations. Also, the good folks at the Denver company are, of course, welcome to re-bid.