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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #5970 on: June 19, 2014, 04:23:37 PM »
Would it be possible to move the wisdom teeth discussion to a dedicated thread, please? Discussions about dental surgery make me feel queasy and faint.  :(
With all due respect, people are discussing how their dentist got it wrong which I feel belongs in this thread. Many people have things that make them feel queasy, faint or upset and in most cases people just drop out of the thread for a few pages until it moves on as long as it pretty much stays within topic. For example pest control has been discussed and I had to quit reading for a day on so as certain bugs (and not the usual suspects) make me feel very ill. We can't move every trigger to a new thread.

Of course if general wisdom tooth discussion is oncoming, then I would think a new thread would be appropriate.  Just my opinion though.

POD. I also have threads I have to skip reading for periods of time.

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« Reply #5971 on: June 20, 2014, 01:02:38 AM »
Would it be possible to move the wisdom teeth discussion to a dedicated thread, please? Discussions about dental surgery make me feel queasy and faint.  :(
With all due respect, people are discussing how their dentist got it wrong which I feel belongs in this thread. Many people have things that make them feel queasy, faint or upset and in most cases people just drop out of the thread for a few pages until it moves on as long as it pretty much stays within topic. For example pest control has been discussed and I had to quit reading for a day on so as certain bugs (and not the usual suspects) make me feel very ill. We can't move every trigger to a new thread.

Of course if general wisdom tooth discussion is oncoming, then I would think a new thread would be appropriate.  Just my opinion though.
The discussion was starting to turn into comments related only to wisdom teeth and their growth patterns alone, rather than dentist's incompetance. I'll give this thread a skip for a couple of weeks and hope I miss the bulk of the dental surgery discussion then.  I'm sorry I derailed the thread. Back to the dental discussions.   :-[
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #5972 on: June 20, 2014, 06:35:28 AM »
DH and I have a set of Le Creuset dishes that were a wedding present from some friends a year ago. Used them lots, love them. We were cooking chicken breasts in it at 200C in the oven when we heard this loud crack. Our shallow casserole dish is in three pieces in the oven!

We did salvage the chicken breasts to another dish, but we are contacting the company ASAP about this for a replacement.

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« Reply #5973 on: June 20, 2014, 08:09:28 AM »
I purchased a copy of a biography of Wizard of Oz and gone with the Wind director Victor Fleming from a shop on Amazon. It was described as being in "used -- acceptable" condition.

It was not acceptable. Every outside surface of the book was gritty and visibly dirty, and the cover was badly ripped. I don't mean a small tear; I mean badly ripped. I could barely stand touching the thing.

Amazon gave me my money back, but I'm never shopping at this one Amazon shop again -- and I did something with the book that I almost never do -- I chucked it into the trash.

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« Reply #5974 on: June 20, 2014, 08:19:03 AM »
I thought used books were usually through private vendors! I didn't realize amazon sold them directly.

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« Reply #5975 on: June 20, 2014, 09:02:17 AM »
It usually says "sold by vendor name", fulfilled by Amazon.

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« Reply #5976 on: June 20, 2014, 09:12:43 AM »
I think even when it's private vendors, they are still doing business through Amazon's name, and Amazon wants the customer to be happy. 
My only experience with this was a no-show book.  I am pretty sure the vendor was removed from Amazon.  Not sure if mine was the only complaint.

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« Reply #5977 on: June 20, 2014, 09:26:31 AM »
I had a no-show book and took too long to deal with it (I emailed the vendor multiple times, etc.), and missed out on the A-Z guarantee.  Oops.  Fortunately it was only $5.  I always wondered what happened to the vendor.  Great reviews for years, and then starting right around the time I purchased my book, tons of complaints from people saying that their books didn't arrive.  It was like he dropped off the face of the Earth.  I honestly wondered if he died or got very sick and didn't have anybody who knew to close his account, so people continued to buy books from him that never arrived.

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« Reply #5978 on: June 20, 2014, 09:28:27 AM »
Yeah, that's what I meant--  a vendor through Amazon. I was blanking on the word "vendor." But it was through Amazon Prime.

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« Reply #5979 on: June 24, 2014, 08:40:26 AM »
Southwest Airlines

We were eating lunch at a restaurant on our way to the airport. This was on a Thursday and we were flying to Fort Lauderdale to catch a cruise on Saturday.  I received an email from Southwest saying they had cancelled our flight.  We were suppose to fly to Baltimore (just a stop, didn't have to change planes) and then on.  Well, the leg from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale was cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  I got online (thankfully we had our iPad with us) as well as called them.  There was no way to get us down there on Thursday and only 1 seat was left for their flights Friday.  That was it.  She offered no more.  I asked if they could book us on another airline.  No.  I asked if they flew out of Chicago.  Good news!  They have a direct flight on Friday.  Oops, that one only has 1 seat.  Hey, found another!  But, it will cost $360 PER TICKET more to get that flight.  I was dumbfounded.  Charge us double what we paid because they cancelled our flights?!  I had asked why it was cancelled and she said she didn't really know but it looks like there were a lot of delays by air traffic control.  Uh, what?  So our option was to lose a day of vacation, drive to Chicago, lose the $ on the hotel we had reserved in Fort Lauderdale for that night AND pay $720 for the privilege to fly Southwest out of Chicago.  Not my finest moment but I told her coolly/calmly that we would drive to Fort Lauderdale before we paid them more money (which would have been about a 24 hour drive).  Thankfully we were able to fly Allegaint Air that evening to Orlando and rented a car and drove to Fort Lauderdale.  We were still ahead money-wise than Southwest's solution.  I'm hoping to get Southwest to reimburse us for the rental car but I'm not hopeful. 

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« Reply #5980 on: June 24, 2014, 08:49:03 AM »
Make your story into a social media mess for them. On their facebook page, write a review and mention all the details pertinent. I would also go on Tripadvisor and do the same.

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« Reply #5981 on: June 24, 2014, 08:56:54 AM »
Make your story into a social media mess for them. On their facebook page, write a review and mention all the details pertinent. I would also go on Tripadvisor and do the same.
Do I need a facebook account to get to their facebook page?  I've never quite understood facebook.  Thanks for the suggestion of TripAdvisor.  I use their site frequently.

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« Reply #5982 on: June 24, 2014, 08:57:54 AM »
You might be able to post as a guest on their facebook page.

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« Reply #5983 on: June 24, 2014, 09:05:10 AM »
Make your story into a social media mess for them. On their facebook page, write a review and mention all the details pertinent. I would also go on Tripadvisor and do the same.
Do I need a facebook account to get to their facebook page?  I've never quite understood facebook.  Thanks for the suggestion of TripAdvisor.  I use their site frequently.


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« Reply #5984 on: June 24, 2014, 09:16:07 AM »
Southwest Airlines

We were eating lunch at a restaurant on our way to the airport. This was on a Thursday and we were flying to Fort Lauderdale to catch a cruise on Saturday.  I received an email from Southwest saying they had cancelled our flight.  We were suppose to fly to Baltimore (just a stop, didn't have to change planes) and then on.  Well, the leg from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale was cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  I got online (thankfully we had our iPad with us) as well as called them.  There was no way to get us down there on Thursday and only 1 seat was left for their flights Friday.  That was it.  She offered no more.  I asked if they could book us on another airline.  No.  I asked if they flew out of Chicago.  Good news!  They have a direct flight on Friday.  Oops, that one only has 1 seat.  Hey, found another!  But, it will cost $360 PER TICKET more to get that flight.  I was dumbfounded.  Charge us double what we paid because they cancelled our flights?!  I had asked why it was cancelled and she said she didn't really know but it looks like there were a lot of delays by air traffic control.  Uh, what?  So our option was to lose a day of vacation, drive to Chicago, lose the $ on the hotel we had reserved in Fort Lauderdale for that night AND pay $720 for the privilege to fly Southwest out of Chicago.  Not my finest moment but I told her coolly/calmly that we would drive to Fort Lauderdale before we paid them more money (which would have been about a 24 hour drive).  Thankfully we were able to fly Allegaint Air that evening to Orlando and rented a car and drove to Fort Lauderdale.  We were still ahead money-wise than Southwest's solution.  I'm hoping to get Southwest to reimburse us for the rental car but I'm not hopeful.

Dang.

No, they won't reimburse you for the rental car, but since you didn't use the flight b/c of a change they made, they should refund the tickets. Or, at least that's what Delta would do. Sometimes I think the cheaper airlines are cheaper only b/c they really don't care about customer service.