The capitalist system can be a scam. You want the screen to stay as smooth and ideal as it is the day you bought it. I have traded stocks more than I have worked a job.
Also, never spend the money for top dollar upfront. For the system to work, they have to throw crumbs off the table towards the masses and promote a perception of freedom which opens a small window of opportunity for those who choose to consider it. In communism you might be a slave towards the state.
So to obtain your one penny back, you'll have to pay to transmit the screen protector back.