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Refund Issues Finally Solved – Chat Transcript from Amazon.com

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Amazon.com failed to refund my account for two items that were recently returned: a Kindle Fire and a white womens shrug.  When I realized this, I started an online customer service chat with an Amazon representative to troubleshoot.  It took four reps to resolve the issue, which is surprising because all of my other Amazon chats have been quick and smooth.  This morning, was a different story, one that I now find comical. There were a lot of workers involved in helping me out, that’s for sure.   Continue reading “Refund Issues Finally Solved – Chat Transcript from Amazon.com”

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Puppy Scams: ISO of Golden Retriever. Prefer a Female with Papers and a Heartbeat

I emailed that I wanted a female golden retriever.  You sent adorable pics, but your puppies’ coats were too ivory for my color palette.  

Cream dogs matter, but I need one to blend in with our flooring which is the color of fried chicken.  I hated to say no to your fluffy, mashed potato hued pups, but I want a golden retriever not a cream retriever. Continue reading “Puppy Scams: ISO of Golden Retriever. Prefer a Female with Papers and a Heartbeat”

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Is your Refrigerator Running? It was until you “fixed” it.

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After five weeks of recent Sears Warranty battles, we finally got a replacement refrigerator. The original was only seven years old but was irreparable.  I have a home warranty through Sears that I pay 39.99 a month for. In the end, I’m relieved that I got a new fridge, but this warranty has been far from hassle free.   Continue reading “Is your Refrigerator Running? It was until you “fixed” it.”

Posted in Holidays, Shopping

Bye Bye, Black Friday. I Gotta Check Out.

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I prepped for this day like one does for a special dinner stuffed with turkey, gravy, and pumpkin pie.  I doubled up on workouts the fall months in advance, so I could climb shelves, stretch for treasures, sprint to the “while supplies last” aisles, and push three full shopping carts to the checkout using two hands and one foot while hopping on the other. Continue reading “Bye Bye, Black Friday. I Gotta Check Out.”

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I’m Dreaming of a White Wednesday (With Every Christmas Gift I Buy)

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Whoa!  There certainly are a lot of retail events that keep materializing for the Christmas season shopper. The biggest ones I’m aware of are Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving), and Green Monday (a couple Mondays before Christmas).  Of these three, Black Friday is the one that draws hordes of customers into actual stores.  The others are online shopping days which are perfect for me, a revolutionized .com-customer.   Continue reading “I’m Dreaming of a White Wednesday (With Every Christmas Gift I Buy)”

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Hunting for Deals not Deer

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Hey there.  I have this Monday off and am spending an exhilarating morning hunting in Northwestern Pennsylvania.  I hope to tag some biggies. When hunting, I refuse to wear the traditional fluorescent orange and camouflage. I prefer yoga pants, an oversized sweatshirt, and my lucky pair of reindeer cabin socks when I scope out the scene.  By the way, I’d rather “dress” like Lady Godiva than sport a camo outfit, even if it’s one bedazzled with sparkles. Continue reading “Hunting for Deals not Deer”