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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3360 on: December 08, 2012, 05:55:39 PM »
If you know the charging requirements (usually it will be something like "Output: 5V ---- 1A"), then you can search for the exact power requirements.  As long as the charger you buy has the proper connection, and has the exact power output you need, you'll be set.

Or a lower output. We're having this problem with our Kindle Fire--Amazon's power adapters never last long and we need yet another new one. Our Fire is still under warranty so it should be free, but since they introduced the second generation Fire they don't make those chargers anymore--the second generation Fire comes with a mini USB cord and you have to buy a wall charger separately, which is "currently unavailable" from Amazon. They tried giving us a second generation Fire but I hated it, plus I thought it was stupid to replace a $200 tablet instead of a $20 charger. So they're sending a second refurbished charger (even though they assured me that they're all quality tested, the first refurbished one was so loose it literally fell out of the Fire) and I have to use my cell phone charger for now, which is half as powerful. It works, just much much more slowly. Not really a "never shopping there again" offense (yet), but I probably couldn't say that about Amazon anyway since we order so much stuff from them.
  I find that my true Blackberry charger does charge my Kindle Fire as quickly as a Kindle Fire Charger.  It does have to be a Blackberry OEM charger or it does take twice as long

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« Reply #3361 on: December 08, 2012, 07:18:08 PM »
Ah, I have a cousin like that.  In his case, working is too much like work.  He's so smart he should be given money and adulation for merely existing at all and how dare you try to tell Mr. Wonderful what to do. 

AKA a lot of the guys I went to biz school with as well...

Sounds like a guy my bff works with, and he's irritated her so much she only interacts with him when absolutely necessary and the rest of the time it's polite civility.  The guy is in his late 20's and extremely lazy.  He's been sheltered and babied by his family for a good long time until his father just recently died and his siblings sold the house they grew up in.

He works with the technological stuff (a radio shack section of a pharmacy) and does as little as possible and seems to have the mentality that he's smarter than everyone else there and better and he can't get fired no matter what he does.  Well so far I can see why as the owner of this company is WAY too nice but I'm sure eventually he'll push his luck. 
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« Reply #3362 on: December 08, 2012, 10:46:36 PM »
 :P  to Dark Annie.   >:D
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« Reply #3363 on: December 12, 2012, 01:58:04 PM »
My ex and I used to fish- a lot.  Every weekend, every vacation - fresh water fishing.  We have stayed in tents, fishing cabins, hotels, motels and rented condos, we are used to whatever accommodations there are. 

One year we wanted to fish a lake we had never tried, so we booked into the small locally owned motel that we had passed weekly for years en route to a different lake.  I called and discussed with the owner our plans and asked about breakfast accommodations at their inhouse restaurant, cooking allowed in rooms, daily linen change, etc.  We agreed on a weekly rate with linen changes every other day and a refrigerator was to be put in our room. We also had my FIL joining us for the week. Overjoyed with an upcoming week of fishing - we take off after work Friday and drive to the motel. 

Now, we get up about 5 am and hit the water well before 7:00 usually returning around 10:30 for lunch and a nap and then we fish again in the early evening until around dark, so getting our sleep at night is important to us because we get up so early. 

Apparently, this motel catered to a younger crowd from a nearby college town!  Around 2:30 am they started arriving with loud music in their cars, door slamming (car & room), dragging bags up and down the sidewalk outside of our room, some doofus drug a stick down the wall of all the rooms across the door and window screen of each room - aggghhh!  I was furious to be awakened two hours before I had to get up.  Assuming this was just a one time thing we let it go and fished all day and into the evening.  That night - same scenario again, I guess after the bars closed (2:00 am) the young people found their way to their rooms and again - loud music, racket outside our room, doors slamming, yelling, singing, etc.  One bumbling fool banged on our door until my husband finally opened it and the drunken idiot realized he had the wrong room - did not apologize, just said oops and wandered off.

The next morning we hit the owner's office about 5:30 wanting to know if we could be moved or if they could be - whatever it took for us to get to sleep ALL night. 

Spring break - the motel was full and they could not accommodate our request.   At that point I asked, knowing that you would be full with spring break college students why didn't you either let me know this or at least give us an end room?  Knowing that we would be wanting to sleep and get an early start on fishing as we discussed...her response, "we rely on these college kids to fill our place up spring break week, that's a healthy part of our income."  Well, I understood that, did she understand that she could have had two more rooms of happy college kids as opposed to two rooms of unhappy fishermen?  All she had to do was tell me, we could have booked elsewhere and stayed at this place during a non spring break week.  She was not willing to ask them to quiet down at 2:30 either - they're just kids having fun she said.

We moved and have never stayed there again or recommended it to any of our fishing buddies or friends.       

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« Reply #3364 on: December 15, 2012, 05:27:47 PM »
Netgear. Never buying another router from them again. Paid $150 for one on April 25, 2011. It is 1 year and 8 months old and it just died. Total brick. No power surge, nothing.

If I had bought the same router after July 1, 2011 I would have gotten a replacement because they come with a lifetime warranty now. But nope, I bought it two months earlier and so I'm out of luck. $150 for something that lasted less than 2 years!
Never again.

My nice new Belkin router cost me less than $100 and is working nicely, right out of the box.

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« Reply #3365 on: December 15, 2012, 05:30:34 PM »
Netgear. Never buying another router from them again. Paid $150 for one on April 25, 2011. It is 1 year and 8 months old and it just died. Total brick. No power surge, nothing.

If I had bought the same router after July 1, 2011 I would have gotten a replacement because they come with a lifetime warranty now. But nope, I bought it two months earlier and so I'm out of luck. $150 for something that lasted less than 2 years!
Never again.

My nice new Belkin router cost me less than $100 and is working nicely, right out of the box.
They got me as well. I bought an expensive router in March of this year, and it died in July after the three-month warranty was up. Their customer service wanted to charge $80 just to talk to me to help troubleshoot it, with no promise of getting it working. No way. Funny, I replaced my Netgear router with a Belkin router as well. So far so good.
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« Reply #3366 on: December 15, 2012, 08:38:46 PM »
I dropped the Netgear and went to an Apple Time Machine Router.  I purposely purchased that model of Netgear because it was the most powerful router that supposedly could also have an external hard drive attached as well for network storage.  Well after I purchased a 3TB hard drive, I come to find out that max external hard drive size was 1TB.  After going round and round with them I said forget it and went and got the apple time machine router.  I hooked up my 3TB hard drive and have been happy ever since.

FYI Netgear has a 1 time $19 service option.  They won't tell you about it, but it is available if you ever have to call them and you are beyond your warranty period.  Just ignore the $79 package offer
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« Reply #3367 on: December 15, 2012, 10:01:47 PM »
Note to self: Stick with Linksys - I've always had great service, and never been charged for it. :-)
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« Reply #3368 on: December 15, 2012, 10:17:18 PM »
Note to self: Stick with Linksys - I've always had great service, and never been charged for it. :-)

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« Reply #3369 on: December 15, 2012, 10:19:23 PM »
Good thing I shouldn't need a new one for a while. :-) (knock on wood)
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« Reply #3370 on: December 15, 2012, 10:28:44 PM »
Netgear. Never buying another router from them again. Paid $150 for one on April 25, 2011. It is 1 year and 8 months old and it just died. Total brick. No power surge, nothing.

If I had bought the same router after July 1, 2011 I would have gotten a replacement because they come with a lifetime warranty now. But nope, I bought it two months earlier and so I'm out of luck. $150 for something that lasted less than 2 years!
Never again.

My nice new Belkin router cost me less than $100 and is working nicely, right out of the box.
They got me as well. I bought an expensive router in March of this year, and it died in July after the three-month warranty was up. Their customer service wanted to charge $80 just to talk to me to help troubleshoot it, with no promise of getting it working. No way. Funny, I replaced my Netgear router with a Belkin router as well. So far so good.

DLink does it to me. Every single one fried or not working out of the box. The only ones that have ever worked their little fans to the nub are Netgear and Belkin.

I have a theory that everyone has a nemesis is everything, especially technology. Never had a problem with Toshiba laptops but all Apple products and software do not work for me at all, ipad, itunes, iphone, all nada. Dell commits hara kiri as soon as I get my hands on it, same with Kingston. Sansa products will work for me until the end of time and any rechargeable battery other than uniross fries for me within a few weeks. Considering a lot of computer parts all come from the same manufacturer it is rather bizarre.

It's the same with power tools. Give me a name brand and I will manage to blow it up within 3 uses while the 50$ el cheapo for sale crud will work stupendously for years for me. This also works for cars, give me an older, early 90's one and it will run even if it's left with just 4 wheels and an engine. Put me in a brand new car something happens within a few hours. It's not all electrical it can be someone hitting me in the new car in a parking lot.


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« Reply #3371 on: December 15, 2012, 10:32:51 PM »
Good thing I shouldn't need a new one for a while. :-) (knock on wood)

Oh, definitely.  :)  But I'll never buy another one, I'll tell you that.  Thankfully, my DLink has been going strong for years.
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« Reply #3372 on: December 16, 2012, 12:28:17 AM »
I had a Linksys router that upped and died on me within 3 months, and the customer service gave me a hard time about replacing it giving me BS reason after another. So I got a D-Link which worked much better and I was glad I had replaced it when I heard about the Cisco Cloud thing. But it didn't tick me off too much since I'd gotten the Linksys for cheap off Newegg.

The one that did cheese me off and made me swear to never buy from them again (even more so than Craig Electronics with the tablet I purchased from them) was MSI. I build my own computers and a couple years ago felt the need to build a new, better machine than the one I had at the time. Which still runs, despite my mother's ability to fry computers.

Since I had a little extra cash to burn, I got one of the top of the line motherboards from MSI that had all the bells and whistles I was looking for. Which refused to do anything other than go to BIOS. It'd let me go into the BIOS to get the settings done to my specification, it detected all the RAM, and the processor with no problem, as well as the hard drive and other miscellaneous stuff. But beyond the BIOS? Nada.

When I tried to install Win 7, it kept saying the infuriating message about hitting the key to continue, wouldn't acknowledge any key I hit. So I spent over a week running every possible scenario in order to get the thing going. Installed win 7 on the new drive by hooking it up to my old computer. Still gave me the message about hitting a key to continue to the installation.

During all of this, I kept calling their tech support and not getting through to anyone. Finally I did, run through the list of everything I'd done and they say to flash the BIOS. Which according to the warranty that came with the motherboard would render said warranty null and void. I mention that I don't want to void the warranty, the board is defective, can I just get a replacement? I'm told, no, it'll be fine, we'll note it in the system so if it doesn't work, we'll replace it then.

Flashing the BIOS didn't resolve any of the issues, and even though the guy's note was in there, the returns people didn't care, I voided my warranty.

Furious, and really wanting my shiny new toy, went to CompUSA where I got an Asus motherboard that while didn't have all of the bells and whistles, it was compatible with my processor and RAM. Within an hour of getting home I had my new machine up and running. It took that long because the heatsink that I had for my processor is a royal pain to latch and unlatch. ;)


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« Reply #3373 on: December 16, 2012, 10:39:51 AM »
There's a good chance I'm never shopping at Wilson's Leathers again, which is a shame because they have some really good deals, but I'm tired of playing is-it-on-sale-or-isn't-it.

I went last week, and found a hat that I was interested in buying for my brother for Christmas. It was in a display that indicated that it would be discounted to about $25. The other side of the sign indicated that a hat of this hat's original price would be discounted to about $30, but this hat was definitely on the side that indicated it would be discounted to about $25, and there were numerous other hats of the same style with it (i.e., it did not appear to have been placed on the more highly discounted side in error). Nonetheless, when I went to check out it rung up at $30, and the clerk was disinclined to honor the posted price. So I put it down and left the store.

I had a coupon at home from a previous visit that was 60% off the entire store, +20% off and +20% off again on select styles. So I went back with that, and of course the hat wasn't one of the select styles. Annoying, but I knew there was a possibility of that happening, so I wasn't too upset.

Today was the straw that broke the camels back though. I received an email that they were having an early bird special today, 9 AM to 11 AM, wherein you could take an extra 30% off the entire store including clearance. I printed the email and went back for the third time. While there, I noticed another hat that I also wanted to purchase, and with the extra 30% it would only be $10. I grabbed both hats, and when I checked out the total was higher than it should have been. I inquired, and was told that the second hat was not included in the extra 30% off. I even took out my email printout and showed the clerk where it said an extra 30% off the entire store, but she refused to honor it. I bought the first hat, since it was ringing up with the extra 30% off and I had really had my heart set on it, but that is probably going to be the last purchase I will ever make from them.



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« Reply #3374 on: December 18, 2012, 03:51:36 AM »
Cheese Wheelz Pizza here in Windsor. I had been having a craving for a panzerotti, and thought I would try this place just down the street from me. I went to pick it up, and got home, dug in, the bacon was mostly fatty, and still oinking (as DH likes to put it), and there was no lid on the marinara sauce that came with it, so I called them to let them know, all they had to say was that they were busy, and as for the sauce cup, there were no lids. No apology or offer for credit for future order (I've had that offered many times - not that I'm a chronic complainer - when something goes wrong with an order at other restaurants), and they didn't even seem to care. I will not go back there ever again after that!