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E-Bay Not Recommended Because Payments Are LInked To PayPal

E-Bay Not Recommended Because Payments Are LInked To PayPal

I ordered a television table top swivel mount from E-Bay.  The company who I ordered the item from is BulbsOutlet.   I paid with my bank credit card.  A day later I get a notification that my payment went through PayPal, which I despise.  The order is sent to my e-mail and includes the following:  “This email confirms that you have paid Ness Electronics, Inc.”  I call this company and talk to a very nice fellow who educates me. Anything…

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Albertson’s Top Management Deals With Big Picture Problems But Fails To See Smaller Issues

Albertson’s Top Management Deals With Big Picture Problems But Fails To See Smaller Issues

Albertson’s is owned by a big box house operation, Supervalue Inc.  This may have set up top management to think in terms of resolving company and store performance issues from a twenty thousand feet top down view and not take the time or interest to view street level uniqueness for each individual store and how each store interfaces with the local community.  One approach does not fit all (stores), is the point I am making. In a Business Week web…

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Problems with Amazon.com

Problems with Amazon.com

I purchased a men’s cologn from Amazon.com.  The actual shipper turned out to be some small apartment business run by an alleged student. The item shipped was a less than half size. I purchased a cell phone application.  I had to remove my cell phone cover to reveal the model number to specify the correct software.   Upon placing the cover back on, I noticed that a second software was selected as as a future purchase.  I tried hit the…

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Inline Beauty Hosted By Amazon.com

Inline Beauty Hosted By Amazon.com

We do NOT recommend anyone doing business with this company until we get clarification as to their actions. April 15, 2011 a purchase was made of 3.4 OZ of Clairborne Mambo for Men.  The purchase was made through Amazon.com web site.  One would think any vendor that Amazon lists might be able to handle this transaction. The shipping label shows the following: Order Summary Order Placed:    Apr 15, 2011 Order #:    xxxxxxxxx Shipping and Handling    $2.50 Before Tax Total:    $18.94…

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Newegg Is What Internet Purchasing Should Be.

Newegg Is What Internet Purchasing Should Be.

My son wanted to build his second tower computer system.  He asked mom and dad to help him buy the components for a Christmas gift in 2010.  My son gave me a list of components: case, cpu, memory chips, power supply and told me to buy the items at Newegg.com.  The process was simply flawless except the tower case was added as a second shipped item due to its size and I almost ordered TWO cases because I failed to…

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Disneyland not able to provide Christmas gift confirmation.

Disneyland not able to provide Christmas gift confirmation.

My daughter has an annual pass to Disneyland.  As a Christmas gift, my daughter had the idea of having dad give mom an annual pass to Disneyland so mother and daughter could go to the park together.  My daughter went on line and using dad’s credit card purchased a Deluxe Annual Passport with parking, not a trivial amount of money.  We never received e-mail confirmation.  I called a day later and after a very long hold time, due to being…

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Fullerton Meridian Sports Club

Fullerton Meridian Sports Club

Meridian Club is a sports club at the east end of Fullerton, California.  The location is weird, next to the 57 freeway, south west of Target and has residential condos to the east and south.  The physical building is three stories and side parking structure is impressive.  The inside is cavernous, expansive and secluded.  Tennis court, hand ball courts, roof track, swimming pools, jacuzzi, sauna, and cafe as well as large dressing rooms. As opposed to a 24 Hour Fitness,…

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Home Depot Customer Service Gets High Score

Home Depot Customer Service Gets High Score

One day in November 2009, my wife came to me and said she saw a TV commercial from Home Depot advertising they would take back old Christmas lights that no longer worked and offer $3 toward the purchase of LED Christmas lights. I drove over to Home Depot a few days later and noticed that the LED lights used only 4 amps of current while our old Christmas light strings used a lot more power. We were trying to cut…

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Business / Vendor Reviews

Business / Vendor Reviews

A B Batteries America Terrific selection of batteries. The web site is old looking and ugly; they use Microsoft Front Page which tells me their level of sophistication. I can NOT recommend this vendor for the following reasons. I had to call for a tracking number for my order. I specified three days shipping on their web site but sent the item ground. The items came after I needed them. I wrote an e-mail to ask what was going on…

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