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« Reply #5550 on: March 21, 2014, 11:09:47 AM »
When I bought my house and needed home insurance, I called Met Life.  The CSR asked if I had a dog (yes) and told me that they didn't insure people with dogs. ::) I knew it was ridiculous, but rather than argue about it, I went elsewhere.

The irony of the situation is that Met Life's well-known logo/mascot is Snoopy. 
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« Reply #5551 on: March 21, 2014, 11:39:16 AM »
When I bought my house and needed home insurance, I called Met Life.  The CSR asked if I had a dog (yes) and told me that they didn't insure people with dogs. ::) I knew it was ridiculous, but rather than argue about it, I went elsewhere.

The irony of the situation is that Met Life's well-known logo/mascot is Snoopy.
I would call some other MetLife number or fire off an email to corporate and ask if that was true.  I suspect that this was the personal view of the CSR.  (May be a PETA member or some other "animal rights" activist.)  Just googled "Met Life no dogs."  It appears that it may be only certain breeds of dogs, like pit bulls, that have the reputation of being aggressive.  Evidently there are a LOT of claims for dog bites against homeowner's insurance. 
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« Reply #5552 on: March 21, 2014, 11:44:16 AM »
When I bought my house and needed home insurance, I called Met Life.  The CSR asked if I had a dog (yes) and told me that they didn't insure people with dogs. ::) I knew it was ridiculous, but rather than argue about it, I went elsewhere.

The irony of the situation is that Met Life's well-known logo/mascot is Snoopy.
I would call some other MetLife number or fire off an email to corporate and ask if that was true.  I suspect that this was the personal view of the CSR.  (May be a PETA member or some other "animal rights" activist.)

I would too.  Even though you decided not to argue the point and just go elsewhere, if this kind of misinformation is being given to potential customers it could seriously harm their business.

The only thing I can think of that could have happened is that maybe the CSR is new and there's a ban on certain specific breeds in that location (pit bulls for example) and the CSR interpreted that to include all dogs.

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« Reply #5553 on: March 21, 2014, 01:26:08 PM »
I have another place to add to my list. Rocky's Autos. It's the place I got my car from and they treated me just fine; however their treatment of my boyfriend has been dismal.

He went in with his tax return and got a nice car same year as mine; put his downpayment on it and on the way home got stopped for illegally tinted windows.  >:( Okay first strike against Rocky's, letting a car leave a lot with a know illegal modification.

Three days later they call him and demand 700$ more as a downpayment. My bf got scared and upset because he put all his money down and didn't have anymore. So his mom called, read them the riot act about how this was the contract that was signed; if they didn't do the math right that isn't our fault but they don't get to demand more money like that.

They cut 1000$ off the price of his car and made the loan work.

He got a call yesterday; and he has to go in BECAUSE THEY LOST HIS CONTRACT! CRUD MONKEYS! i just feel like this is another attempt to con him out of money. I told him to give them a copy of the copy he had kept, and to not sign anything else without throughly reading it. I also want him to mention the illegal tinting he has to replace thanks to their incompetence. -sigh- So my goal is get my little car paid off so I NEVER have to go to them again.

These are classic scams.  If you are in the USA, and you feel like you need it, you might find help through this USA.gov website:  http://www.usa.gov/topics/consumer/scams-fraud/report-fraud.shtml

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« Reply #5554 on: March 21, 2014, 01:45:37 PM »
I have another place to add to my list. Rocky's Autos. It's the place I got my car from and they treated me just fine; however their treatment of my boyfriend has been dismal.

He went in with his tax return and got a nice car same year as mine; put his downpayment on it and on the way home got stopped for illegally tinted windows.  >:( Okay first strike against Rocky's, letting a car leave a lot with a know illegal modification.

Three days later they call him and demand 700$ more as a downpayment. My bf got scared and upset because he put all his money down and didn't have anymore. So his mom called, read them the riot act about how this was the contract that was signed; if they didn't do the math right that isn't our fault but they don't get to demand more money like that.

They cut 1000$ off the price of his car and made the loan work.

He got a call yesterday; and he has to go in BECAUSE THEY LOST HIS CONTRACT! CRUD MONKEYS! i just feel like this is another attempt to con him out of money. I told him to give them a copy of the copy he had kept, and to not sign anything else without throughly reading it. I also want him to mention the illegal tinting he has to replace thanks to their incompetence. -sigh- So my goal is get my little car paid off so I NEVER have to go to them again.

These are classic scams.  If you are in the USA, and you feel like you need it, you might find help through this USA.gov website:  http://www.usa.gov/topics/consumer/scams-fraud/report-fraud.shtml

I don't think this is a scam; I think that the fact that the finnacning person was in training and screwed the math all up is what happened and the guy that sold the car didn't get his commision.

They called him today and told him they found it. I'm just boggled that it has been this much of an ordeal.

Now I'll have to research a place that does window tinting because we both agreed that his are too dark, and almost not safe.

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« Reply #5555 on: March 21, 2014, 05:42:21 PM »
Spring Water, I'm sorry you've had bad experiences at Petco. I've shopped them in two different towns where I've lived, and aside from their propensity to put certain items in a merchandise line on sale, but not all, I've had no complaints. The store here is neat and tidy, and the staff are more than willing to help me reach or carry items. (Of course, I was noticeably younger when I shopped the other store, so that may factor in to the offers of help. :))
I've never checked to see if the sales are in the ads, but I could see a local store wanting to put some kinds of pet food on sale, if they were under-selling, to get rid of them before they went stale or rancid.

I have never had a bad experience at a Petco either.

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« Reply #5556 on: March 21, 2014, 06:03:21 PM »
I've had both good and bad experiences at Petco. I'll no longer shop there for food as a result - the last bag of food I got there was full of maggots and white webbing-type stuff. :-\ I will still buy toys and whatnot there, though.
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« Reply #5557 on: March 22, 2014, 03:30:52 AM »
This isn't a "I'll never shop there again", but I'll definitely think twice before going to this particular location.

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants is La Hacienda Ranch. There's three locations that I know of, I usually go to one of two locations but tonight we decided to go to the third because we were on that side of town. It's Friday night, so they're typically PACKED, but we got lucky and were seated right away; getting a waiter who was like a magician - any time we asked for anything he brought it near immediately. At the end of the meal we asked for two to go boxes and the check. This is where things went bad.

They lost my husband's debit card. Five minutes after picking up the check DH says "I think they lost the card", I look behind me to see a manager, our waiter and multiple other waiters frantically searching all around the register with their phone flash lights. (restaurant has low lighting). Another five to ten minutes goes by, they're still frantically looking and no one has come to say anything to us so DH gets up and goes to ask if that's what happened. The waiter confirms that yes, they lost the card, and apologizes multiple times. We wait, and wait, and wait. I'm keeping a close eye on our bank account just in case it walked out with another customer who decides to go get gas with it or something. I note they had already swiped the card to pay for our meal.

Finally the manager comes over and apologizes, tells us she has voided the payment made with the card and is comping our meal, gives us vouchers for three meals free and takes our information so if they find the card they can call us. She assured us that she and the other manager on duty had both searched the waiter and would continue to look for the card, saying it would be easier once they closed as they could turn all the lights on. We went ahead and tipped the waiter about half of what we would have tipped had the card not been lost, as the service he provided the rest of the evening WAS good.

I placed a hold on the debit card so if it did/does walk out with anyone it can't be used and if we get it back we can simply reactive it. Otherwise it'll be canceled and have a new one sent.

But I really want to know how in ehell you lose a customer's debit card...

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« Reply #5558 on: March 22, 2014, 10:39:57 AM »
That's scary - but chances are it slid between something hard to get to. At least I hope that's it

My nail salon lost my wedding band.

I always loop all my rings on my watch band and lay them on top of my cell phone next to me. Then I pick them up and put them on when im done. This time, the nail tech picked them up and handed them to me (upside down) while he was gathering towels. Engagement ring was there - no wedding band

45 minutes of searching on hands and knees - nothing. They went through the towel bin, nothing. Noticed someone had put a load of towels in the washer so they promised to call me later. Nothing that night.

Heard nothing the next day so I went back after work. Nope - claimed they searched. Told them them I'd bring my paperwork by the next afternoon so they could replace it. Heard nothing so took my paper wok over only to be told that since no one saw me take the ring off - they were not responsible.  How did they know the ring was really there?  Even though their emplyee was the last one to touch my stuff. (I've been going there 2 years, never had a tech touch my jewelry before)  Let them know I was NOT happy and left with steam coming out my ears

Got a text the day around lunch - they found my ring - in the washing machine.

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« Reply #5559 on: March 22, 2014, 10:40:57 AM »
I don't know - but 35 years ago in college, I was working as a waitress.  I swiped a card (back when that meant making a carbon copy for them to sign, not electronics) and took it, a pen, and the carbons for them to sign. 

They insisted that I had not brought it back.  It was not in the credit card machine area.  The cashier insisted that it was nowhere around the register.

I still have no idea where it might have gone - other than sliding off the plastic tray & under the table...then under the bench (crack where it was sitting on the carpet).  Not much of one, but credit cards are thin....
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« Reply #5560 on: March 22, 2014, 04:16:39 PM »
Great Lakes Airlines.  Despite the name, this tiny airline operates out of Denver, connecting it with several small towns in the mountain West.  DD15 is spending spring break with her closest friend, who lives in Sheridan, Wyoming.   DH and I agreed to let her fly alone, and she's been a champ!  GLA, on the other hand, not.  The flight to Denver was delayed slightly, but she had a three-hour layover there so we weren't worried.  Without explanation, GLA cancelled the flight she was supposed to take to Sheridan.  We had the airline on one phone, and DD on another.  I made very clear to the agent that a 15 year old girl was NOT spending the night in Denver and she better be on the next flight (the evening flight was the last of the day) or I would be filing complaints with the BBB, the Wyoming Attorney General, and the FAA, not to mention social media.  DD arrived in Sheridan last night after waiting for six hours, and she said the plane was no larger than a school bus and there was a "shower curtain" separating the pilots from passengers  ::)

Now I'm nervous for her return trip next week.  The next time she goes, I'll find some other alternative than this airline, even the bus or a driver :P.
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« Reply #5561 on: March 24, 2014, 03:24:47 PM »
I can believe that a credit card can be lost in the blink of an eye.  On numerous occasions, I have set a driver's license down for an instant only to have it vanish.  Most of the time, it has slipped down, but being so thin and small, they can slide into the smallest slots.  Fortunately, most of ours will slide all the way through to the floor, but some are not recovered for years until we are renovating, and happen to find little slots fill with old licenses.
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« Reply #5562 on: March 24, 2014, 03:47:41 PM »
I can believe that a credit card can be lost in the blink of an eye.  On numerous occasions, I have set a driver's license down for an instant only to have it vanish.  Most of the time, it has slipped down, but being so thin and small, they can slide into the smallest slots.  Fortunately, most of ours will slide all the way through to the floor, but some are not recovered for years until we are renovating, and happen to find little slots fill with old licenses.

I once worked with a guy who lost a customer's credit card in a tiny crack between a counter and a wall. Worse, the customer was about to leave on a vacation! We tried everything and finally concluded there was no way to get it out short of demolishing the entire counter with major power tools. I don't remember how it was resolved in the end.

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« Reply #5563 on: March 24, 2014, 04:14:04 PM »
I can believe that a credit card can be lost in the blink of an eye.  On numerous occasions, I have set a driver's license down for an instant only to have it vanish.  Most of the time, it has slipped down, but being so thin and small, they can slide into the smallest slots.  Fortunately, most of ours will slide all the way through to the floor, but some are not recovered for years until we are renovating, and happen to find little slots fill with old licenses.

I once worked with a guy who lost a customer's credit card in a tiny crack between a counter and a wall. Worse, the customer was about to leave on a vacation! We tried everything and finally concluded there was no way to get it out short of demolishing the entire counter with major power tools. I don't remember how it was resolved in the end.

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« Reply #5564 on: March 24, 2014, 04:31:05 PM »
I think I have to put Home Depot on the list, if only for purchasing large appliances.  I haven’t had any problems with anything else.

DH and I bought a new stackable washer and dryer in November.  When their delivery company installed it, they did not put the proper rubberized “feet” on the bottom of the dryer (to prevent scratching), and for some reason didn’t know how to properly install the machines so they were flush.  We ended up with the washer sticking out a few inches.  Hubby and I were arguing with the installers because we couldn’t understand how they weren’t able to line up the machines like everyone else’s.  Very annoying.

We just did a renovation in the house and had to move the washer and dryer again.  And we discovered that the top of the washer was severely scratched.  I spent an hour on the phone with Home Depot; 5 different transfers, 4 phone numbers, 3 “hang-ups,” 2 supervisors and a partridge in a pear tree later, managed to get a new replacement machine delivered to the house.

BUT, when the new set of installers arrived, they proceeded to tell me that they weren’t able to install the stacking kit with the rubberized feet AND there was no way to get the machines flush. DH finally inspected the machines and realized that they had installed a bracket backwards, so that fixed the alignment… Then, they mysteriously produced a different stacking kit and LOOK!!!  This one has the proper rubberized feet so the top of the washer won’t get scratched. 

It’s almost like their employment application reads:
Do you like driving around in a truck?  Do you like people?  Can you lift some heavy things?  Then come work for Tempco!!  Don’t worry about installation…someone else will fix it  ::)
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