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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #4500 on: August 26, 2013, 02:44:51 PM »
My friend shared this story with me. 

She had been referred to a specialized gynecologist for some issues.  She got ready, got into the stirrups and the doctor walks in.  He does the greeting, then sits, leans down and just as he begins the examination suddenly exclaims - "I KNOW YOU!"

Awkward pause...

"You used to be on news!" Cue moment of  :o for her as she wonders what the heck in his line of sight triggered this recognition as, yes, she did use to be on the news.  She is not too keen on returning.

Bwahaha! I had a friend who had a very similar story, only she was recognized because she's an actress. Still, the weirdness of being recognized at that moment...

Tacky I know but...    is your friend Sharon Stone?

LOL! That was the weirdest bit--he recognized her from a play set in the Victorian era, in which her costume (I saw it) covered her from neck to ankle.

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« Reply #4501 on: August 26, 2013, 10:02:05 PM »
*sigh* Play-Asia.com. I gave them two chances, and that's two too many.

Chance 1: a few years back, a friend purchased me a portable game system through them (why he didn't just order one from a local place, I really don't know, Play-Asia was not any cheaper.) Now, their shipping policy clearly states in numerous places that all orders ship out within one week. Well, three and a half months on, with them giving us the runaround and refusing to tell us what the blinkin' heck was going on, they finally got their heads out of a certain bodily orifice, apologized profusely and promptly shipped it out, promising expedited shipping with full insurance as repayment for all the trouble. Except they ACTUALLY sent it out with their cheapest shipping option, which had NO insurance or tracking whatsoever and took twice as long. Thankfully the system did arrive in perfect condition...

Chance 2: Having forgot about the fiasco in Chance 1, I placed an order for a limited-edition CD. Again, it's promised to ship out within a week. Not even close. It took three weeks, and they changed the shipping preference on it (I went for cheap shipping, yes, but I DID make sure to insure it) to the FREE shipping with - you guessed it - no insurance and tracking. I have no idea where my CD is, when it's going to get here, and no one from the company has even deigned to lift a finger to respond to the complaint I sent in.

And upon asking around in my circle of friends and acquaintances, this is sadly the norm. Not a one has gotten what they were promised in a timely manner, and some didn't get it at all.

That's it. I'm done. I am never shopping there again, no matter if they're the only place on earth that has what I want. How do companies like that even stay in business??
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« Reply #4502 on: August 26, 2013, 10:14:33 PM »
I've had good luck with Play-Asia. I bought my DS Lite from them(I wanted a color not marketed in the US), and at a later date a concert DVD. No hassle.
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« Reply #4503 on: August 26, 2013, 11:39:34 PM »
Liliane, I'd be filing a dispute with your credit card company (assuming you paid by credit card) - if you paid for your item to arrive within one week and it hasn't shown up in three, PLUS the company actively won't help you, they're clearly not all that invested in you receiving your purchase.

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« Reply #4504 on: August 27, 2013, 01:50:29 AM »
It actually wasn't supposed to ARRIVE within one week, Slartibartfast - only to SHIP within one week. I did finally get the ship notice so I know it's out there, and I know it will realistically take about two weeks to arrive (coming from somewhere in Asia, not entirely sure where. It is a Japanese CD, but there is a chance it's coming from China or somesuch.) So unfortunately, I can't go after them on that part. I'm just willing to drop it entirely and never buy from them again at this point; arguing is like beating my head into a brick wall.
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« Reply #4505 on: August 27, 2013, 04:20:42 AM »
Ouch, Liliane! I do hope it turns up safely and you get some satisfaction - I've always had fine service from Play-Asia, but maybe you got the one bad apple in the shipping department. :P I don't blame you for getting fed up after that sort of non-service!
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« Reply #4506 on: August 27, 2013, 06:03:37 AM »
Not to mention if you're paying extra for shipping it a certain way and they choose the free option so they can have a little extra $$, that would really, really tick me off.
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #4507 on: August 27, 2013, 11:47:54 AM »
My friend shared this story with me. 

She had been referred to a specialized gynecologist for some issues.  She got ready, got into the stirrups and the doctor walks in.  He does the greeting, then sits, leans down and just as he begins the examination suddenly exclaims - "I KNOW YOU!"

Awkward pause...

"You used to be on news!" Cue moment of  :o for her as she wonders what the heck in his line of sight triggered this recognition as, yes, she did use to be on the news.  She is not too keen on returning.

Bwahaha! I had a friend who had a very similar story, only she was recognized because she's an actress. Still, the weirdness of being recognized at that moment...

A friend of mine had her first baby at 15, in a strange hospital where she knew NO ONE, then took her baby back home, in another state and never went back to the state she birthed in. (She was on vacation and didn't actually know she was so close to having the baby. She had a really stupid doctor 'back home') this actually is important to the story.

fast forward eleven years, she is getting a pelvic exam for her 4th child and the doctor who she just met suddenly says. "Oh, I delivered your baby!"

She looks down confused and he continues. "You must have had a baby in [first birth state] because i sewed up this tear."

Turns out he WAS the OB who delivered her daughter. She just didn't recognize him and he didn't recognize her until just then,

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« Reply #4508 on: August 27, 2013, 12:01:29 PM »
fast forward eleven years, she is getting a pelvic exam for her 4th child and the doctor who she just met suddenly says. "Oh, I delivered your baby!"

She looks down confused and he continues. "You must have had a baby in [first birth state] because i sewed up this tear."

Turns out he WAS the OB who delivered her daughter. She just didn't recognize him and he didn't recognize her until just then,
Hah!  I always suspected that they were doing embroidery down there, it took so long to sew up the episiotomy. :D  (And when it's done with no anesthetic, it HURTS, a lot worse than the actual birth!)
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« Reply #4509 on: August 27, 2013, 12:33:23 PM »
It actually wasn't supposed to ARRIVE within one week, Slartibartfast - only to SHIP within one week. I did finally get the ship notice so I know it's out there, and I know it will realistically take about two weeks to arrive (coming from somewhere in Asia, not entirely sure where. It is a Japanese CD, but there is a chance it's coming from China or somesuch.) So unfortunately, I can't go after them on that part. I'm just willing to drop it entirely and never buy from them again at this point; arguing is like beating my head into a brick wall.
FWIW, I have won CC disputes based on timing.
I showed my printouts of the order, that told me it would arrive in 1 week to the CC company and said I no longer wanted the item, because it didn't arrive in the correct timeframe and would be refusing the package.  The company said "but we sent it".
I won, I refused the pacage and got my $ back

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« Reply #4510 on: August 27, 2013, 12:43:39 PM »

...   FWIW, I have won CC disputes based on timing.
I showed my printouts of the order, that told me it would arrive in 1 week to the CC company and said I no longer wanted the item, because it didn't arrive in the correct timeframe and would be refusing the package.  The company said "but we sent it".
I won, I refused the pacage and got my $ back

I have a question.  How did you show the CC company your printout of the order.  Did you have to take it somewhere?  Mail it? Or is there a way to do that by computer?

P.S.  Good for you for standing your ground and getting your money back!

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« Reply #4511 on: August 27, 2013, 01:01:55 PM »

...   FWIW, I have won CC disputes based on timing.
I showed my printouts of the order, that told me it would arrive in 1 week to the CC company and said I no longer wanted the item, because it didn't arrive in the correct timeframe and would be refusing the package.  The company said "but we sent it".
I won, I refused the pacage and got my $ back

I have a question.  How did you show the CC company your printout of the order.  Did you have to take it somewhere?  Mail it? Or is there a way to do that by computer?

P.S.  Good for you for standing your ground and getting your money back!

Print it to a pdf (I know my home and work computers both have free ones on there, that include a sticker on everything that is printed that says it is a free program - so not good for some things, but good for something like this), and then you can email that document to the company.  I do this all the time when I have to send in medical documentation for our flexible spending account.
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« Reply #4512 on: August 27, 2013, 01:05:51 PM »
Thanks!   :)

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« Reply #4513 on: August 27, 2013, 01:36:27 PM »

...   FWIW, I have won CC disputes based on timing.
I showed my printouts of the order, that told me it would arrive in 1 week to the CC company and said I no longer wanted the item, because it didn't arrive in the correct timeframe and would be refusing the package.  The company said "but we sent it".
I won, I refused the pacage and got my $ back

I have a question.  How did you show the CC company your printout of the order.  Did you have to take it somewhere?  Mail it? Or is there a way to do that by computer?

P.S.  Good for you for standing your ground and getting your money back!
CutePDF is a good program to print to PDF

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« Reply #4514 on: August 27, 2013, 02:39:53 PM »
I use PrimoPDF (also free) - in either program, you print as you normally would, and choose that program as your printer for the job. Easy-peasy!
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