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#### hjaye

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« Reply #4590 on: September 10, 2013, 09:28:15 AM »
I’m never going back to the Minyards grocery store my wife shopped at last night, and I’m never going back to the gym we went to last night, so I guess it’s a two fer….:

The gym my wife and I go to is closed for two weeks for renovations.  It’s a part of a chain, so we went to the next closest one to our house.  I don’t know what they were thinking but they put the treadmills at the front of the gym where there is nothing but large plate glass windows with no screen on any of the windows.  The western sun shines directly onto anyone that is on the treadmills.  That plus they have no fans in that part of the gym, and no direct A/C blowing in the area makes for a very uncomfortable work out.

So after an abbreviated workout, we left.  We needed some things from the grocery store, and there is a Minyards grocery store right next to the gym, so we figured we would pick up what we needed there.  I’ve never seen a more disorganized checkout.

I thought at first I had mistakenly gone into a speedy checkout lane, but then I looked and saw all the registers were set up the same.  There is no place to set your items when you take them out of the basket, you push the basket up to the checker, and she takes the item out and scans them.  She has to leave the items in front of her since she has to bag them.  There is a moving belt, that moves the items away from her (as opposed to bringing them to her) I would have told her to turn it on and I will bag as she scans just so I could get out of there faster, but there were no bags at the end.

The bags were off to her left, hanging from a hook.  So she would scan three or four items, and then have to turn to her left to bag the items, then take the bag of the hook and try to find a place to put the bag.  She was clearing out parts of the cart as she scanned so she could put the bags back into the cart.
It was the most inefficient disorganized method of checking out a customer I have ever seen.  I felt bag for the girl working the register.

That plus the fact that after waiting almost twenty minutes in line to get checked out, just as we were next, a front end manager came over to pull her tapes and take money out of her till, which took another five minutes.
It took almost forty minutes from the time we got in line, to when we finally left the store.  I expect wait times like that when I’m shopping around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

#### JolieFille

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« Reply #4591 on: September 10, 2013, 11:50:40 AM »
If I could not use FedEx ever again I wouldn't.  ;

On Wednesday I had a very expensive package out for delivery. An Alienware computer. I waited. The guy shows up and starts digging about in his truck. Finally he looks at me, shrugs, and says he can't find it he'll be back later.

What?! Long conversation with customer support later and he shows back up in 20 minutes. He was pissed, and I could hear his supervisor on the phone and he didn't sound happy. I don't know what the issue was, I mean my box was only 20lbs and they load their truck in delivery order for the most part. I had no guarantee that he'd be back. He was even ruder when he took my ID # and saw that I'm pretty young and I could detect a bit of 'how can she afford this!?' attitude from him.

I think the issue was the driver was lazy and couldn't be bothered to keep looking glad you got your package though!

Heard there was a big scam going with hard to get Wii units years ago.  Delivery drivers were faking delivery attempts and after the 3rd attempt the boxes were sent back to the seller.  Except the packages were never sent, they "disappeared" in the system.  Turns out delivery employees were taking them for personal use or resale.  The merchant was stuck making a claim or taking the loss.

I wonder if your driver was hoping to eventually make your Alien "his"  .

And here I thought I was just being uncharitable having that thought.

I have to say after I got the box I was wondering the same thing. They don't use discreet boxes for that sort of computer.

My biggest worry was, the guy on the phone said that he had to come back since he never scanned the box. I was wondering if that's what he was doing while he was in there. It was seriously the strangest delivery experience I've had so far.

I honestly prefer ups or USPS. My mail lady will hand me any packages and the ups guy has been delivering to my house for years.

#### Ser Lucien Liliane

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« Reply #4592 on: September 10, 2013, 08:27:54 PM »
GameStop is coming very, very, very, very close to being put on my "you do not deserve my business" list...they only aren't there because they are the ONLY place I can get specific games...

They have charged me $50 for absolutely nothing. I haven't ordered anything lately - all I have in is two preorders that don't even come out till next year! - I was never sent any sort of confirmation email, there's nothing in my order history. Just this sudden unexpected$50 charge that I never would have even KNOWN about if I hadn't tried to buy something tonight and had my card declined. I swear, I have never been this angry in my life.

I did contact them - I can't do it by phone unfortunately, so I had to go through their email form and I don't expect I'll get a response. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point, except see if I actually do end up receiving some sort of package.

(And no, before anyone jumps to the scary conclusion, I'm positive no one's got my card info.)
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#### NyaChan

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« Reply #4593 on: September 10, 2013, 08:34:20 PM »
GameStop is coming very, very, very, very close to being put on my "you do not deserve my business" list...they only aren't there because they are the ONLY place I can get specific games...

They have charged me $50 for absolutely nothing. I haven't ordered anything lately - all I have in is two preorders that don't even come out till next year! - I was never sent any sort of confirmation email, there's nothing in my order history. Just this sudden unexpected$50 charge that I never would have even KNOWN about if I hadn't tried to buy something tonight and had my card declined. I swear, I have never been this angry in my life.

I did contact them - I can't do it by phone unfortunately, so I had to go through their email form and I don't expect I'll get a response. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point, except see if I actually do end up receiving some sort of package.

(And no, before anyone jumps to the scary conclusion, I'm positive no one's got my card info.)

You should probably challenge the charge with your credit card company.  They'll look into it for you.

#### Jones

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« Reply #4594 on: September 10, 2013, 08:35:38 PM »
GameStop is coming very, very, very, very close to being put on my "you do not deserve my business" list...they only aren't there because they are the ONLY place I can get specific games...

They have charged me $50 for absolutely nothing. I haven't ordered anything lately - all I have in is two preorders that don't even come out till next year! - I was never sent any sort of confirmation email, there's nothing in my order history. Just this sudden unexpected$50 charge that I never would have even KNOWN about if I hadn't tried to buy something tonight and had my card declined. I swear, I have never been this angry in my life.

I did contact them - I can't do it by phone unfortunately, so I had to go through their email form and I don't expect I'll get a response. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point, except see if I actually do end up receiving some sort of package.

(And no, before anyone jumps to the scary conclusion, I'm positive no one's got my card info.)

You should probably challenge the charge with your credit card company.  They'll look into it for you.
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#### Ser Lucien Liliane

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« Reply #4595 on: September 10, 2013, 08:48:24 PM »
GameStop is coming very, very, very, very close to being put on my "you do not deserve my business" list...they only aren't there because they are the ONLY place I can get specific games...

They have charged me $50 for absolutely nothing. I haven't ordered anything lately - all I have in is two preorders that don't even come out till next year! - I was never sent any sort of confirmation email, there's nothing in my order history. Just this sudden unexpected$50 charge that I never would have even KNOWN about if I hadn't tried to buy something tonight and had my card declined. I swear, I have never been this angry in my life.

I did contact them - I can't do it by phone unfortunately, so I had to go through their email form and I don't expect I'll get a response. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point, except see if I actually do end up receiving some sort of package.

(And no, before anyone jumps to the scary conclusion, I'm positive no one's got my card info.)

You should probably challenge the charge with your credit card company.  They'll look into it for you.
It isn't time to update the annual membership is it?

No, I just renewed in May and that's only \$15.

I'm giving them a couple days to respond, and then I'm going to go to the bank and let them raise holy Cain. I suppose the most annoying part is the bit of my mind that says "well, you might have had an order open..." when I darn well know I did NOT...
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#### It's good to be Queen

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« Reply #4596 on: September 10, 2013, 08:58:03 PM »
UPS MyChoice has been my lifesaver.  They send me a notification the day before I am supposed to get a package and I can either tell them where to leave it or tell them to hold it at the depot for pickup.  You sign up online and it is free.

#### BB-VA

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« Reply #4597 on: September 10, 2013, 09:14:36 PM »
FedEx, in my experience, does a wonderful job delivering to businesses and in city settings.  But when you live 5 miles from the city limits and a tenth of a mile from the county road, not so much.  I also wish they would just give me a call and I'll pick up the package at the hub.

The absolute worst, IMO, is DHL.  At least FedEx can find my house!!

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#### MommyPenguin

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« Reply #4598 on: September 10, 2013, 09:26:06 PM »
I feel sort of bad, sometimes, because I hear so many bad stories about delivery companies, and we have such good luck in general!  We order a *ton* of stuff from Amazon--we often have a delivery every few days.  They always arrive, safe, and in good condition.  FedEx, UPS, even the mail delivery.

We did have an issue in our previous house with USPS, though.  We were working on the roof over the door and the gutters were removed, so the little outside mailbox would get wet.  When we went on vacation, we put a hold on our mail, asking them to hold it and then delivery it on Saturday.  They'd deliver it Friday, in the rain, and it would all get soaking wet.  So the next time, we were going to get home on Monday, so I asked them to deliver it on Wednesday, giving myself a buffer just in case.  Nope, didn't work.  They still delivered it on Monday (or maybe Saturday?) and it was soaking wet when we got home.  <sigh>  The next time I added like 4 days of buffer and it arrived the day after we got home, finally.
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#### PastryGoddess

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« Reply #4599 on: September 10, 2013, 09:26:44 PM »
UPS MyChoice has been my lifesaver.  They send me a notification the day before I am supposed to get a package and I can either tell them where to leave it or tell them to hold it at the depot for pickup.  You sign up online and it is free.

What is this choice you speak of???

#### suzieQ

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« Reply #4600 on: September 10, 2013, 10:11:21 PM »
UPS MyChoice has been my lifesaver.  They send me a notification the day before I am supposed to get a package and I can either tell them where to leave it or tell them to hold it at the depot for pickup.  You sign up online and it is free.

What is this choice you speak of???

#### Slartibartfast

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« Reply #4601 on: September 11, 2013, 12:08:37 AM »
I ordered something from Amazon which turned out to be not what I wanted, so I had to return it.  The only option was UPS - I don't think I've ever actually shipped anything from other than the post office, so I wouldn't know where to go.  Luckily, Amazon/UPS offered home pick-up - all I had to do was to have it in a box and they'd show up with a shipping label and everything, so it was free.  Sounds good!

Yeah, the confirmation email I got told me they'd be by my house sometime in the next three days, and to have the box ready.  That's "sometime 8 AM - 8 PM," not any specific hours, and no, they didn't call ahead or give any warning.  I was lucky that the driver did show up the next day at a time I was home - I wasn't planning to sit around for three days straight waiting for them!

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« Reply #4602 on: September 11, 2013, 12:17:40 AM »
You couldn't just drop it off?

I once ordered a few items from a website that sells pilot supplies - aviation headsets, flight bags, flying charts, etc.

I got a box with a 3-roll of white curling ribbon.

Seems their warehouse contractor made a mistake. They told me to keep the ribbon and they had the warehouse re-ship the correct stuff. <G>
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#### Pen^2

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« Reply #4603 on: September 11, 2013, 12:24:30 AM »
I ordered something from Amazon which turned out to be not what I wanted, so I had to return it.  The only option was UPS - I don't think I've ever actually shipped anything from other than the post office, so I wouldn't know where to go.  Luckily, Amazon/UPS offered home pick-up - all I had to do was to have it in a box and they'd show up with a shipping label and everything, so it was free.  Sounds good!

Yeah, the confirmation email I got told me they'd be by my house sometime in the next three days, and to have the box ready.  That's "sometime 8 AM - 8 PM," not any specific hours, and no, they didn't call ahead or give any warning.  I was lucky that the driver did show up the next day at a time I was home - I wasn't planning to sit around for three days straight waiting for them!

Ooh I can't stand this. I really feel it isn't reasonable to expect people to be at home all day for several days for something like this. If you think it's okay to expect me to take three days off work for something that could easily be organised with a more specific time, then I think it's okay to expect you to reimburse me the three days of wages I'll lose. Plumbers, handymen, etc. are more reasonable because their schedule changes during the day based on how long each job takes--but generally it's a "I'll be over sometime Tuesday afternoon, between 2pm and 7pm", not three flipping days. Although I did once have an electrician who kept insisting that he'd need me to keep the whole day clear, and then wouldn't find time to show up, and would need me to take yet another day off, for several days. My job just isn't that flexible: I can't just not come in at a day's notice, and this isn't unusual for many occupations.

He wasn't my electrician for very long.

Not every household has an adult in it who neither works nor has no commitments during the day. I would suspect that most homes, actually, don't.

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« Reply #4604 on: September 11, 2013, 05:54:58 AM »
There is a new metal smithing magazine, Australian Goldsmith. Stay away - the people there are jerks.

I was looking over their website, wondering if there was a way to buy a single issue instead of subscribing. I came across their "News" sessions and I was very unimpressed - it read like something that Google translate had "written". For example, "For as long time, 1967 to be more exact, I entered the family jewelry business"

I decided to send them an email, mentioning how disappointing that is and how I hoped it was just a hiccough (ahem) since they had only printed their first issue a month ago.

Their charming response:

"Piotr
Trzeba skasowac ten text i dodac inny...
Ten o perlach trzeba poprawic..."

Sorry, nothing in the world would make me subscribe after that. I am irritated to be motivated to spread that little gem around the internet to their potential subscribers.