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jedikaiti

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #4230 on: June 10, 2013, 02:35:22 PM »
Did you pay by credit or debit card? If so, call your bank and see about contesting the charge. Do it soon, though - there is often a time limit for when you can do that.
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« Reply #4231 on: June 10, 2013, 02:47:13 PM »
Did you pay by credit or debit card? If so, call your bank and see about contesting the charge. Do it soon, though - there is often a time limit for when you can do that.

Yes, it's usually around 60 days, and it sounds like you're coming up on that. I'd give them one more chance then just go through the card.

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« Reply #4232 on: June 10, 2013, 02:49:02 PM »
That reminds me of the comedian George Wallace, who used to do a routine about opening a new back account, and they asked him who was authorised to deposit money in it.  He pondered then answered, "Anybody...anyone who wants to put money in my account is welcome to."

But that a joke, for Pete's sake!

In Denmark, all you need in order to deposit money into an account is the account number. Makes making money transfers wonderfully easy :)
 
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« Reply #4233 on: June 10, 2013, 02:54:52 PM »
That reminds me of the comedian George Wallace, who used to do a routine about opening a new back account, and they asked him who was authorised to deposit money in it.  He pondered then answered, "Anybody...anyone who wants to put money in my account is welcome to."

But that a joke, for Pete's sake!

In Denmark, all you need in order to deposit money into an account is the account number. Makes making money transfers wonderfully easy :)

Heck, here in Colorado, I don't even need that. I pay my rent by taking the cash and stopping by my landlady's bank. I give the teller her name and address, and the teller looks up the account info and deposits the money. Works like a charm.
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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« Reply #4234 on: June 10, 2013, 03:02:58 PM »
Ok, amending my Dermablend post a bit.

I may have found someone that can help.  She was, at least, a little more friendly than the others have been.  I think she's closed out my previous order and then put a new one through.  We'll see if it works.

But at least I wasn't steaming when I got off the phone with her, like I have been in the past.


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« Reply #4235 on: June 10, 2013, 04:47:32 PM »
Huge chain of baby stores (in USA). I online-ordered about $300 of stuff for my last baby. My credit card was charged 3 times on 3 different days.

I talked to CreditCardCompany, who suggested I call the store and try to resolve the problem. So I did. They said their process is to
1. Charge my account to make sure the credit card isn't rejected
2. Reverse that initial charge when the shipment is ready to go
3. Re-charge the amounts for each shipment
I told them that's not what was showing on my credit card statement, and that no charges were ever reversed, and now they have charged me $900 for my $300 purchase. The woman's response was 'you must not understand your credit card statement'. (Insulting your customers' competence is unwise. Numbers don't confuse me.)

CreditCardCompany then sent me to their fraud department which took care of everything in less than five minutes, and said they would follow up with BabyStore. CreditCardCompany has a happy customer. BabyStore lost one.


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« Reply #4236 on: June 10, 2013, 07:38:25 PM »
That reminds me of the comedian George Wallace, who used to do a routine about opening a new back account, and they asked him who was authorised to deposit money in it.  He pondered then answered, "Anybody...anyone who wants to put money in my account is welcome to."

But that a joke, for Pete's sake!

In Denmark, all you need in order to deposit money into an account is the account number. Makes making money transfers wonderfully easy :)

Heck, here in Colorado, I don't even need that. I pay my rent by taking the cash and stopping by my landlady's bank. I give the teller her name and address, and the teller looks up the account info and deposits the money. Works like a charm.

my old landlord did something similar. he just gave us a deposit book for his bank. he didn't care how frequently we paid wether it was weekly, fortnightly or monthly as long as it was paid by the date he was ok.
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« Reply #4237 on: June 10, 2013, 11:24:27 PM »
That reminds me of the comedian George Wallace, who used to do a routine about opening a new back account, and they asked him who was authorised to deposit money in it.  He pondered then answered, "Anybody...anyone who wants to put money in my account is welcome to."

But that a joke, for Pete's sake!

In Denmark, all you need in order to deposit money into an account is the account number. Makes making money transfers wonderfully easy :)

Heck, here in Colorado, I don't even need that. I pay my rent by taking the cash and stopping by my landlady's bank. I give the teller her name and address, and the teller looks up the account info and deposits the money. Works like a charm.

Might be possible to do that here as well if I go into a bank, but I do all my banking online, so I wouldn't know :)
 
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« Reply #4238 on: June 11, 2013, 12:16:40 AM »
That reminds me of the comedian George Wallace, who used to do a routine about opening a new back account, and they asked him who was authorised to deposit money in it.  He pondered then answered, "Anybody...anyone who wants to put money in my account is welcome to."

But that a joke, for Pete's sake!

In Denmark, all you need in order to deposit money into an account is the account number. Makes making money transfers wonderfully easy :)

Heck, here in Colorado, I don't even need that. I pay my rent by taking the cash and stopping by my landlady's bank. I give the teller her name and address, and the teller looks up the account info and deposits the money. Works like a charm.

I have found Colorado to be different than many other states.  My bank here is so small that when I got my account in high school (I'm 25 now) my account was only 6 numbers long.  Just a few weeks ago I set up a savings account which also only had 6 numbers and was about 40,000 numbers different than my first one.  Even when I didn't live in CO for 2 years, I would come back to visit, stop at my bank for something, and they would ask me how Missouri was and when was I coming back to Colorado?  I can call and say, "Please put $xxx from my account into my mom's account, the account numbers are XXXXXX and XXXXXX.

In Missouri, the Eagle's bank wouldn't let me deposit a check made out to him into his account.  I had the signed deposit slip and everything but they  wouldn't let me because I didn't have the same last name and wasn't on the account.

This is all relevant, I swear.

The closest branch of my bank is a 3 hour drive away now that I've moved for work (my home branch is 4 hours away).  When we moved up here, the Eagle wanted me to get a local branch because depositing checks and whatnot was a big hassle.  I stalled, hesitated, hemmed and hawed, and finally said, OK, but we'll it will be my HSA (health savings account).  Apparently, being a corrections officer worked against me.

I told the teller that it was just an HSA and I didn't want anything else.  She tried to get me to set up a normal bank account because they have branches everywhere.  I said I didn't need one, all I wanted was an HSA, nothing else, thanks.  She tried to push a normal savings account instead.  I asked her, "I just need an HSA, why do you keep trying to give me everything else?"

"Oh, well, we just had a C.O. overdraw his HSA so we don't want to sign anyone up for one."

I said, "Well, I'm not that C.O. and I don't appreciate you ignoring my requests.  I won't be needing an HSA from Your Bank.  Have a good day."  I left.  I was proud of myself for keeping my cool but I will NEVER use that bank.

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« Reply #4239 on: June 11, 2013, 06:18:05 PM »
The one I walk in and do cash deposits at is a Big National Bank. They've also let me do deposits to my DH's account, but then again, I've never tried to deposit a check.

For my Credit Union which is halfway across the country, they do shared branching (so I can use a branch of a local credit union for anything I need to do) and also I can use my phone app to make deposits.

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« Reply #4240 on: June 15, 2013, 01:14:26 PM »
Carrying on the bank theme.

I have been a customer of Bank of America since I separated from my now-ex (a little over 3 years now).  My reason for picking BoA was simple:  I knew where I would be moving once I got legal permission to do so (permission required because of the minor children), and BoA had branches in both old city in NYS and new city here.  So I would not need to do anything more than update my address when I moved, and it would be one thing that I could cross off the "to-do" list with the major move.  I've stayed since moving because it's basically easier to just leave things as they are than to make changes.

So I get an email Thursday evening from my bank, that basically they are being bought by some other bank and my accounts are going to transfer to this other bank in August.  Now, pretty much every other bank in town is a regional bank (thus the reason why they weren't in the other city), and this is another regional bank that wants to "expand". 

Now, if I am going to have to do all the trouble of ordering new checks and updating my direct deposit (not to mention, do I really want to risk there *not* being a snafu when the transition happens?), *I* am going to pick the bank I change to.  So, I reviewed the local banks on line and saw what their account options are, and picked one that works for me.  I went there this morning, opened my account (where they were not surprised ... apparently they've had a rather large influx of new customers since the Thursday evening email).  I opened my account with $200.00, I'll transfer the majority after everything outstanding has cleared, and then close the BoA account once my direct deposit is going into the new account (I just got paid yesterday, so I don't know if next paycheck or the one after will be the one that goes--I'll be faxing the info on Monday to HR).   

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« Reply #4241 on: June 17, 2013, 08:04:44 AM »
Olive Garden. Sigh.

On Friday, I got off work at 11. I had to be somewhere at 12:10, and am a slow eater, but was very hungry. Olive Garden was right next to where I needed to be, so I figured I could grab their soup, salad, and breadsticks and be on my way.

Get there at 11:15. There's a party of four that comes in after me. We're both placed in the back room area; they're about three tables away. Right after, 3 people in a party of 8 come in and are sat in our same area. Both tables have a different server, and 3 different hostesses have been back in that area. There were several waitstaff hanging around the hostess' stand and in the waiter's area. My car had been the third in the lot, so it wasn't busy at all.

The party of 4 gets water and they peruse the menu. The 3 people decide to wait until the rest of their party arrives. The party of 4 orders. The other party trickles in, and are brought beverages as they ask for them. The party of 4 gets their salad. I can see both waiters standing in the waiter's area, chit chatting to each other. We're both directly in our lines of sight. I look around, fold my menu, make it clear that I'm ready to order. I don't know if they're ignoring me or what, but IMO it would be pretty hard not to notice that I'm there. Nobody gets close enough to flag down though.

25 minutes pass; the party of 4 is on their second bowl of salad. I get up and leave, and stop by the hostess' station to let them know why. The hostess is appalled. The manager gave me a gift card and offered to bring me some food (at this point I only had about 20 minutes left and didn't really want to be there anyway.)

I suppose I'll go back sometime to redeem the gift card, but it won't be any time soon. I have never had good luck there--I expect because I'm frequently a single diner. I probably should have spoken up/flagged someone down, but it kind of got to the point where I wondered how long they would make me wait.  :P

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« Reply #4242 on: June 17, 2013, 09:17:51 AM »
I've never been a waitress, but I assume there's some sort of system for the hostesses to tell the wait staff that someone has been seated in their section. I wonder if anyone told your waiter about you, and if not, if everyone just assumed that you were someone else's customer. It doesn't excuse it; someone should have noticed you were sitting there without water and still with a menu after ten minutes and stopped by to ask if you'd been served, but I'd give them another chance. But I love cheap pasta.

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« Reply #4243 on: June 17, 2013, 09:23:11 AM »
I've never been a waitress, but I assume there's some sort of system for the hostesses to tell the wait staff that someone has been seated in their section. I wonder if anyone told your waiter about you, and if not, if everyone just assumed that you were someone else's customer. It doesn't excuse it; someone should have noticed you were sitting there without water and still with a menu after ten minutes and stopped by to ask if you'd been served, but I'd give them another chance. But I love cheap pasta.

Yes and no. I know from the one summer I did it, you knew which sections was yours, and it was up to you to keep an eye out for any tables that were seated in your section. That being said, sometimes if we were really busy, maybe in the kitchen getting drinks, the hostess would lt us know she had just sat someone in our section.

I also would notice, if were weren't busy, if another server's table had drinks etc. and if it seemed no one had gone to them, I would at least get drinks for them, and let their server know hey, you ahve a table.

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« Reply #4244 on: June 17, 2013, 09:42:23 AM »
I've never been a waitress, but I assume there's some sort of system for the hostesses to tell the wait staff that someone has been seated in their section. I wonder if anyone told your waiter about you, and if not, if everyone just assumed that you were someone else's customer. It doesn't excuse it; someone should have noticed you were sitting there without water and still with a menu after ten minutes and stopped by to ask if you'd been served, but I'd give them another chance. But I love cheap pasta.

They had a sheet that they checked, marking which section I was in (not sure what other info was on it, but the hostess definitely checked the seating chart.) I do wish I had known what had happened--nobody really did see me, the waiter was MIA, whatever, just out of curiosity. It was just irksome--really, waitress? You didn't notice after you brought the other table their second bowl of salad that I still don't have a water? Sigh.

At least I got the quiet reading time I wanted   :P