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« Reply #3390 on: January 03, 2013, 11:16:34 PM »
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« Reply #3391 on: January 04, 2013, 07:09:40 AM »
Thanks!  I'll have to give those options a try and see how they do cause I did put a few things in my trunk, like my knitting stuff and a small Captain Jack Sparrow doll my friend made me.
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« Reply #3392 on: January 04, 2013, 07:52:21 AM »
Not so much mine, but a former neighbor, and she told me about it. Ashley's Furniture. She told me "Never EVER buy furniture from them!"  I don't remember the whole story as it's been a couple years, but it involved less than satisfactory delivery practices, and on more than one occasion.   

I've avoided the place ever since, as there's other places in town to get furniture from instead.

This reminds me of when I worked at a credit card company and we got many many letters disputing charges for Jennifer Convertibles (a sofa chain).  I just looked up the company to see if they are still in business and lo and behold, they own Ashley's Furniture.

My goodness! Ashley's is actually on our list of "places that have earned our loyalty." They've been  so wonderful and helpful that they've become our go-to spot for all furniture needs.

Maybe our local store is just good?

Same here. We have a couch, loveseat, dining room table, and bookcase all from Ashley's. All are about 2 years old and still look and feel new.

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« Reply #3393 on: January 04, 2013, 09:39:28 AM »
There's a local deals site that seems to be operated at least in part by the newspaper. Every few days they offer a different discount deal.

I've bought a few and had good luck. But then I bought one last year for a certain restaurant. It was good until December 31. Unfortunately the restaurant I bought it for closed both their locations (saying they were searching for a new site.) I asked on their FB wall how I could use my certificate. They said it could be used "for catering." Yeah...it's a $10 certificate. That seems worth it for everyone :P

I've e-mailed the deals site twice now (before the expiration date) if I can get a refund credit for the amount I paid, or something. No response. I'm annoyed enough to not buy anything through them again.

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« Reply #3394 on: January 04, 2013, 02:35:03 PM »
There's a local deals site that seems to be operated at least in part by the newspaper. Every few days they offer a different discount deal.

I've bought a few and had good luck. But then I bought one last year for a certain restaurant. It was good until December 31. Unfortunately the restaurant I bought it for closed both their locations (saying they were searching for a new site.) I asked on their FB wall how I could use my certificate. They said it could be used "for catering." Yeah...it's a $10 certificate. That seems worth it for everyone :P

I've e-mailed the deals site twice now (before the expiration date) if I can get a refund credit for the amount I paid, or something. No response. I'm annoyed enough to not buy anything through them again.

Try calling the newspaper (maybe a business department?) about it. I'm sure they just have a 3rd party running their deals site, but they should be informed if the 3rd party is dropping the ball like that.
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« Reply #3395 on: January 04, 2013, 02:36:21 PM »
Thanks, I'll give that a try :)

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« Reply #3396 on: January 04, 2013, 03:16:19 PM »
There's a local deals site that seems to be operated at least in part by the newspaper. Every few days they offer a different discount deal.

I've bought a few and had good luck. But then I bought one last year for a certain restaurant. It was good until December 31. Unfortunately the restaurant I bought it for closed both their locations (saying they were searching for a new site.) I asked on their FB wall how I could use my certificate. They said it could be used "for catering." Yeah...it's a $10 certificate. That seems worth it for everyone :P

I've e-mailed the deals site twice now (before the expiration date) if I can get a refund credit for the amount I paid, or something. No response. I'm annoyed enough to not buy anything through them again.

Generally you've paid w/ a CC or paypal or the like--dispute w/ them too.

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« Reply #3397 on: January 05, 2013, 11:00:49 AM »
Charter Internet has just about gotten there for me.
Last night, it was cutting in and out, so I called about it. They said they'd call me back when service was restored.
Service came back in at 9 pm.
They called at 8 am. On a Saturday. Just to let me know they'd restored service 11 hours earlier.
I objected to their delaying the 'service is back on' call for 11 hours, so that they could call at 8 on a Saturday.
They cut off the service again.
And did I mention the questions like 'Do you know what a modem is?' in a tone of voice like they were speaking to a child...Why, yes, yes I do. It's a device I was using when you were still using diapers.
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« Reply #3398 on: January 05, 2013, 02:51:25 PM »
There's a local deals site that seems to be operated at least in part by the newspaper. Every few days they offer a different discount deal.

I've bought a few and had good luck. But then I bought one last year for a certain restaurant. It was good until December 31. Unfortunately the restaurant I bought it for closed both their locations (saying they were searching for a new site.) I asked on their FB wall how I could use my certificate. They said it could be used "for catering." Yeah...it's a $10 certificate. That seems worth it for everyone :P

I've e-mailed the deals site twice now (before the expiration date) if I can get a refund credit for the amount I paid, or something. No response. I'm annoyed enough to not buy anything through them again.

Try calling the newspaper (maybe a business department?) about it. I'm sure they just have a 3rd party running their deals site, but they should be informed if the 3rd party is dropping the ball like that.

I bought a deal like that through a radio program. I think it was $25 for a $50 gift certificate (plus processing fee of $3) for a restaurant that my parents might like. It was supposed to be their Christmas present, but the restaurant closed 3 weeks after the deal was offered! I wrote a polite letter to the company that issued the certificate explaining the restaurant had closed and I wanted a refund of my $25 PLUS the fee. I got it within days with no problem.

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« Reply #3399 on: January 06, 2013, 03:01:03 PM »
Not so much a place as a product.  I have atopy, as passed down from my mother (likely to have been passed down from hers, too), meaning, in simple terms, prone to eczema, asthma, and various allergies.  Mum got some Dove Unscented Body Wash for Sensitive Skin and wanted us to try it first.  Am I glad I did, as I still have eczema, but its a bit better than my mother's, because the darned thing, the darned unscented piece of thing, meant that unscented smells like Dove Soap!  It was so strong it made my eyes water, I know the Cetaphil wash doesn't smell, so I checked the label and fragrances.  Now my legs burn a little, but had it been my mother instead, it could have been full on hives.

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« Reply #3400 on: January 06, 2013, 05:41:41 PM »
Not so much a place as a product.  I have atopy, as passed down from my mother (likely to have been passed down from hers, too), meaning, in simple terms, prone to eczema, asthma, and various allergies.  Mum got some Dove Unscented Body Wash for Sensitive Skin and wanted us to try it first.  Am I glad I did, as I still have eczema, but its a bit better than my mother's, because the darned thing, the darned unscented piece of thing, meant that unscented smells like Dove Soap!  It was so strong it made my eyes water, I know the Cetaphil wash doesn't smell, so I checked the label and fragrances.  Now my legs burn a little, but had it been my mother instead, it could have been full on hives.

((More rants on Atopy later.  Let's just say boat loads of unfun.)
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« Reply #3401 on: January 06, 2013, 05:54:03 PM »
I use the fragrance-free Dove soap (at my dermatologist's recommendation for dry and sometimes itchy skin), and discovered a year or two back that they use "unscented" to mean it contains a "masking fragrance." In my world, as a competent user of English, "unscented" and "fragrance-free" would be the same thing. Not theirs.
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« Reply #3402 on: January 06, 2013, 06:38:22 PM »
I use the fragrance-free Dove soap (at my dermatologist's recommendation for dry and sometimes itchy skin), and discovered a year or two back that they use "unscented" to mean it contains a "masking fragrance." In my world, as a competent user of English, "unscented" and "fragrance-free" would be the same thing. Not theirs.
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« Reply #3403 on: January 06, 2013, 06:40:59 PM »
I use the fragrance-free Dove soap (at my dermatologist's recommendation for dry and sometimes itchy skin), and discovered a year or two back that they use "unscented" to mean it contains a "masking fragrance." In my world, as a competent user of English, "unscented" and "fragrance-free" would be the same thing. Not theirs.

That totally belongs in the brain hurty thread...doh!

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« Reply #3404 on: January 06, 2013, 07:14:31 PM »
I use the fragrance-free Dove soap (at my dermatologist's recommendation for dry and sometimes itchy skin), and discovered a year or two back that they use "unscented" to mean it contains a "masking fragrance." In my world, as a competent user of English, "unscented" and "fragrance-free" would be the same thing. Not theirs.

That totally belongs in the brain hurty thread...doh!

From my point of view, yes, I'd agree.  But I can also see how they can get away with calling it Unscented because it smells Just Like The Soap!  Which does make my brain hurt, and me a little irritated.

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I have Atopic Dermatitis oatmeal soap and curel have been helping lately. Dove products drive me up the wall with itching. 

I understand, trust me.  I'm usually fine except during the winter, as I have almost no contact allergens.  I use Cetaphil's body wash because it cleans me nice and does wonderful on my skin.  They even make a lotion that goes with it. :) Though it does have some tree nut oils, so if you're allergic to that, Aveeno would be my next recommendation.

I also love Pear's Soap, but haven't found any in town recently.  Sad. :)

The real pain with this is that my BF fails to realize that its an allergy.  I'm allergic to a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, not to any life and death situation but it makes my throat itch/feel weird/numb where they made contact, and he was thinking I was using it as an excuse to not eat them.  That's a little ranty, but let's say I think I've been succeeding in trying to show him exactly what this is and educating him on it.

He still thinks I can suffer a little throat itching to make his rather salad loving parents happy, though.  That's a brainhurt.