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« Reply #5640 on: March 31, 2014, 06:58:20 PM »
Zazzle.com. My daughter's 14th birthday is coming up, and she is a digital artist. We placed an order on Zazzle for a custom t-shirt using one of her designs. We got the order confirmation, which said processing would be 3-5 days, then shipping 3-5 days. It has been 8 business days, and I just wanted to track the order status. I logged in to view my order, and discovered that it has been cancelled. No email notification, no explanation, just cancelled. I don't know if the particular shirt/color was out of stock, if there was an issue with the artwork, or what the reason was, so I am wary of trying again. We still have 3 weeks to come up with another gift, but we were so excited about this idea! At least they didn't charge our credit card.

If you're in a pinch, try Walgreens.  I've never used the service but I see it every time I go in to process inmate pictures and it looks to be rather decent.
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« Reply #5641 on: March 31, 2014, 07:05:47 PM »
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Sis ordered something from them for Brett's Christmas. It was 5 days late (But got there Christmas Eve). THe tablet was low quality and didn't work well.
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« Reply #5642 on: March 31, 2014, 10:16:40 PM »
I want to give up a certain store ending in "club", but it has the best prices at a convenient location.  Tonight, I realized I forgot my membership card, so I went to the service desk for a temporary card.
 I shopped and loaded up the checkout belt with my large order.  The checker took my card, fiddled with her computer, then handed it back to me, stating "It won't go in-go to the service desk".
I looked at the line at the desk, and the full belt, and replied "No, I don't think so.  That's where another employee wrote this out. You should get a manager or the head checker to help".
She obviously didn't like that!  We stared each other down for what seemed forever, until she did take the card back and huffed off, taking her time.
The head cashier came over-again taking her sweet time-fiddled around, and got it going.  The clerk kept throwing me stinkeye while she checked me out.

I do get the impression they're not exactly the greatest places to work, but that's no excuse for surliness.



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« Reply #5643 on: March 31, 2014, 10:28:47 PM »
This is fairly minor, but did make me raise an eyebrow.

I ordered contact lenses from my local Costco Optical a week ago after an appointment with their optician (who tried to hard sell me on LASIK despite my protests). It was a little challenging to get service at the counter, but nothing terrible. Sunday I went at opening to pick up the lenses that had come in and found the only employee at the counter filing her nails. I stood no more than two feet from her across the counter where she couldn't help but notice me and fished through my purse obviously to make some noise. After a solid 10 seconds he slowly looked up at me, not breaking her rhythm filing, and asked me what I needed and immediately put her attention back to her manicure. She got my contacts with a little huffing like I was asking a lot.

I haven't a clue what her problem was with doing her job, but it was quite off-putting. When I ordered my contacts the same woman was quite unhelpful to a lady asking if they stocked a certain designer with an answer of, "Whatever we have is out."

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« Reply #5644 on: March 31, 2014, 11:12:44 PM »
I *was* really excited about getting shoes from Shoes of Prey.  But apparently, they do *not* really make shoes for people with wide feet.  I ordered the wide shoes in the right size, and ... I measured those suckers, they didn't even qualify as wide enough to be an A width, let alone an actually wide shoe.  There was no way I could get my feet into the shoe without bending my little toe in under my whole foot.  Then I had them remade ... I even provided a scan of a tracing of my foot with a tape measure running across ... and they're still like trying to stick tourniquets on my feet.  I was so excited about the idea of having shoes that would actually fit my short, fat feet that were "grown up shoes" (I am usually reduced to shopping out of the girls' department, because for some reason the wide in girl's shoes is actually ... wide.  But there's no real heels there).

I mean, if I am spending $300 on a single pair of shoes that are supposed to be custom made to my size, I expect them to fit and not make my feet go numb if if try to get my feet into them.  :'(


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« Reply #5645 on: March 31, 2014, 11:18:49 PM »
OT: for those of you shopping for textbooks (or know someone who will be) try abe.com

You will need to have the ISBN number because the site carries multiple editions and the pic they show isn't  always the correct cover. Other than that minor issue - they are great! Textbook at the bookstore: $120, Abe: $12  ;D

back to your regularly scheduled thread....

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« Reply #5646 on: April 01, 2014, 12:10:46 AM »
OT: for those of you shopping for textbooks (or know someone who will be) try abe.com

You will need to have the ISBN number because the site carries multiple editions and the pic they show isn't  always the correct cover. Other than that minor issue - they are great! Textbook at the bookstore: $120, Abe: $12  ;D

back to your regularly scheduled thread....

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« Reply #5647 on: April 01, 2014, 08:10:23 AM »
OT: for those of you shopping for textbooks (or know someone who will be) try abe.com

You will need to have the ISBN number because the site carries multiple editions and the pic they show isn't  always the correct cover. Other than that minor issue - they are great! Textbook at the bookstore: $120, Abe: $12  ;D

back to your regularly scheduled thread....

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I have used Abe books and now use book finder. Book finder pulls from multiple online retailers and so far, can't be beat on price.

I always use the ISBN.

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« Reply #5648 on: April 01, 2014, 08:21:56 AM »
This is fairly minor, but did make me raise an eyebrow.

I ordered contact lenses from my local Costco Optical a week ago after an appointment with their optician (who tried to hard sell me on LASIK despite my protests). It was a little challenging to get service at the counter, but nothing terrible. Sunday I went at opening to pick up the lenses that had come in and found the only employee at the counter filing her nails. I stood no more than two feet from her across the counter where she couldn't help but notice me and fished through my purse obviously to make some noise. After a solid 10 seconds he slowly looked up at me, not breaking her rhythm filing, and asked me what I needed and immediately put her attention back to her manicure. She got my contacts with a little huffing like I was asking a lot.

I haven't a clue what her problem was with doing her job, but it was quite off-putting. When I ordered my contacts the same woman was quite unhelpful to a lady asking if they stocked a certain designer with an answer of, "Whatever we have is out."

I'd think she clearly didn't want to be working and figure I'd give her a hand by reporting her to her supervisor.  >:D
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« Reply #5649 on: April 01, 2014, 11:48:24 AM »
What is it lately with surly employees?  Admittedly to make my life easier we now get most of our food and sundries delivered but even on those rare occasions when I have to go into an actual store people are obviously ready to be somewhere else and don't care is you know it.

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« Reply #5650 on: April 01, 2014, 02:05:05 PM »
Slightly off topic:

As a former college bookstore assistant manager, please do not 1) yell at the employees about the prices, 2) ask for a discount or 3) ask where you can get the books for cheaper. 1) I was in charge of ordering them and we also had to pay through the nose for them and put a 25% mark up on them as per company policy. 2) When has that ever worked? And no, it's not funny after the millionth time. 3) I am not allowed to tell you. I can give you the ISBN, but I cannot help you. And no, you can't sit in the aisle and read the next chapter before class and not buy the book.

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« Reply #5651 on: April 01, 2014, 02:24:19 PM »
Our campus bookstore is a Barnes & Noble location. They don't even let students to the area where the textbooks are kept, they just bring you the ones you need and you go pay for them.

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« Reply #5652 on: April 01, 2014, 02:43:00 PM »
Slightly off topic:

As a former college bookstore assistant manager, please do not 1) yell at the employees about the prices, 2) ask for a discount or 3) ask where you can get the books for cheaper. 1) I was in charge of ordering them and we also had to pay through the nose for them and put a 25% mark up on them as per company policy. 2) When has that ever worked? And no, it's not funny after the millionth time. 3) I am not allowed to tell you. I can give you the ISBN, but I cannot help you. And no, you can't sit in the aisle and read the next chapter before class and not buy the book.

Ok, back to regularly scheduled posts.

Okay, as per 2: My university bookstore did in fact give a discount to the students of said university. So, I would have asked and received a discount. And I would not have known your stores policy without asking. It is not rude to politely ask.

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« Reply #5653 on: April 01, 2014, 03:35:08 PM »
Our campus bookstore is a Barnes & Noble location. They don't even let students to the area where the textbooks are kept, they just bring you the ones you need and you go pay for them.

I hate that. I love browsing through what the professors are assigning (English major/Anthropology minor, so lots of interesting topics!) Even though I'm not taking the class I would love to at least read the back covers of the books, if not buy them.

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« Reply #5654 on: April 01, 2014, 03:50:07 PM »
even if i have to pay import fees, i'm never buying anything from this particular trader on amazon again.

trader is only amazon seller of WidgetA, its something i thought would be nice to have and isn't a necessity.  however, when the box arrived instead of new version WidgetA, which i'd specifically chosen, i received oldwidgeta.  and whilst they have been good about returning and (hopefully) refunding, the communication skills of the company as a whole are abysmal!!  3 days to get a response to any messages and then when arranging to return no notification of when the courier would arrive, except for when he arrived!!!

if the refund hasn't appeared by the end of this week i'm going over their heads and straight to amazon a-z claims.