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Since: Dec 08

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#94390 Dec 9, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Poll:
Yesterday I bought a dress in a store for 40% off. Today, I got an email from the same chain promoting a one-day online-only sale of 50% off. I called customer service and the only way for me to get the additional savings is to order the exact same item online and return the one I physically have to the store. It's a savings of $13 with free shipping and the store is less than a mile from where I live so it's not like it would be a hassle and I'll definitely be back in that area to shop within the next couple of weeks. But with the free shipping, it's also kind of slow and I'm not sure I want to wait 2 or 3 weeks.
Worth it? Or just eat the $13 and keep the item?
same dress, same store? Order the online one. Wear the store bought one. When the online one arrives, return it to tje store witj the store reciept. Its the same dress.
Timmy

United States

#94391 Dec 9, 2013
marketing
RACE wrote:
But whats that commercial about "A laptop when you need it and a tablet when you want it?"
<quoted text>

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#94392 Dec 9, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Poll:
Yesterday I bought a dress in a store for 40% off. Today, I got an email from the same chain promoting a one-day online-only sale of 50% off. I called customer service and the only way for me to get the additional savings is to order the exact same item online and return the one I physically have to the store. It's a savings of $13 with free shipping and the store is less than a mile from where I live so it's not like it would be a hassle and I'll definitely be back in that area to shop within the next couple of weeks. But with the free shipping, it's also kind of slow and I'm not sure I want to wait 2 or 3 weeks.
Worth it? Or just eat the $13 and keep the item?
Eat it. Your time is more valuable than that.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94393 Dec 9, 2013
Thanks for the explanation. I guess I should just ask her what she wants. I did ask her what she wanted in general, and she said she did not want anything, so it will probably be tough to make her choose.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>that's a windows tablet. That actually is probably the closest to interchangeable ad you can get( i assumed you were talking ipad or android). Windows redid their whole interface so as to try to merge a tablet and a desktop interface into one. So the windows tablet interface really is pretty close to the same as windows pc. Problem being, most pc users(self included) hate the windows 8 interface(ask mimi).

Since: Mar 09

Hollywood, FL

#94394 Dec 9, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> I would keep the dress and write a terse letter of complaint to the company.
If that does not work, if they have a customer feedback blog, post it there. You gave them the money sooner and saved them the expense of the "free" shipping.(UPS is not a charitable organization) It is worth something to keep you as a customer and to keep their customer service blog clean from this sort of thing.
(Ann Taylor?)
I got caught in a website over the weekend that smelled fishy as soon as I true to irk in it. Couldn't find a legitimate way to communicate with them, so I used the general questions email and laid out exactly my complaint. The non refundable deposit and the cancellation fee were reversed (I had also told my charge card to disallow the charge)
Banana Republic.

I did sent an email stating that I didn't like being essentially penalized for shopping in the store vs. online, and that the process I would need to follow to get the full discount at this point is very inefficient. So we'll see what they reply with....

Last week, I dropped a Smart Ones ravioli all over the floor coming out of the microwave because the plastic tray was so flimsy, it folded in half as I was holding it by the edges. I emailed Heinz and they're sending me coupons.

Since: Mar 09

Hollywood, FL

#94395 Dec 9, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>same dress, same store? Order the online one. Wear the store bought one. When the online one arrives, return it to tje store witj the store reciept. Its the same dress.
Duh... I hadn't thought of that. That way I'm not without the dress OR the $13. The only potential issue with that is that the inconvenience factor of going to the store will likely increase by the time the online one would get here.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#94396 Dec 9, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>same dress, same store? Order the online one. Wear the store bought one. When the online one arrives, return it to tje store witj the store reciept. Its the same dress.
I would never have thought of doing that and it's so simple. I'm going to remember this next time I run into this situation.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#94397 Dec 9, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Duh... I hadn't thought of that. That way I'm not without the dress OR the $13. The only potential issue with that is that the inconvenience factor of going to the store will likely increase by the time the online one would get here.
Right? Simple but brilliant.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#94398 Dec 9, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
2 a.m.? You posted this at 2 a.m.?
Not everyone has the luxury of sleeping half the day away. Things to do, places to go! The days a wastin!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#94400 Dec 9, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Poll:
Yesterday I bought a dress in a store for 40% off. Today, I got an email from the same chain promoting a one-day online-only sale of 50% off. I called customer service and the only way for me to get the additional savings is to order the exact same item online and return the one I physically have to the store. It's a savings of $13 with free shipping and the store is less than a mile from where I live so it's not like it would be a hassle and I'll definitely be back in that area to shop within the next couple of weeks. But with the free shipping, it's also kind of slow and I'm not sure I want to wait 2 or 3 weeks.
Worth it? Or just eat the $13 and keep the item?
Why don't you order it, wear the one you have now and when the other comes in the mail return it to the store with the receipt. It's not cheating or stealing. You are returning the exact thing you bought unused and unworn. As long as it's within the return time period.

Since: Mar 09

Hollywood, FL

#94401 Dec 9, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you order it, wear the one you have now and when the other comes in the mail return it to the store with the receipt. It's not cheating or stealing. You are returning the exact thing you bought unused and unworn. As long as it's within the return time period.
Yep... and it took two of you guys pointing this out to me as an option.:)

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#94402 Dec 9, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Yep... and it took two of you guys pointing this out to me as an option.:)
I didn't realize that someone else had already suggested it!

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#94403 Dec 9, 2013
Thanks Florida folks. I booked us a place in South Beach tonight.

JMW, is that too far from you if we meet in the middle.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#94404 Dec 9, 2013
I got a good deal on orbitz at a place that suits us. We are a few blocks from the Versace mansion, 3 blocks from beach and nightlife and restaurants are right out the door. That's exactly what I was looking for. Looked at places in F. Lauderdale, but i didn't see anything that had everything within walking distance, like this, for a comparable price. I figure I'm gonna burn through the $$ in S. Beach, tho. My neighbor just went and said a drink is like $20 out at the clubs.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94405 Dec 9, 2013
Oh, like Ft Lauderdale...
Nawww, No way I want to hang with Sublime and JMW for an evening...
Thats all right, Just leave RACE out of the loop...(sniff!)
Sublime1 wrote:
Thanks Florida folks. I booked us a place in South Beach tonight.
JMW, is that too far from you if we meet in the middle.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94407 Dec 10, 2013
Yeah, and when I meet you I will be happy to lend you a couple of bucks.
A thought wrote:
<quoted text>You know Sub- if you do go to meet him, you better bring a date. Nothing fancy.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#94408 Dec 10, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#94409 Dec 10, 2013

Since: Oct 12

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#94410 Dec 10, 2013
Great Bears win last night...and tribute to Mike Ditka....too bad it was so bitterly cold, but you have to really hand it to fans, who can tolerate that for 3-4 hours....

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#94411 Dec 10, 2013
Ahem: 72 hours to California!

I have a pretty jam-packed schedule for a "restful" vacation. Friday having lunch with niece (staying at niece's house) and one of my oldest friends (we met in like '76 or '77) then dinner with the family and niece and I are outta there going to a club to meet up with Union Maid.

Saturday, birthday party for niece's friend's kids, lotsa people, lotsa Mexican food made by real Mexicans…IOW, a taste of how I grew up. Saturday afternoon/night a small trip to the beach.

Sunday…lunch/hang out with Union Maid. Sunday night Christmas in the Park ( http://www.christmasinthepark.com/home.html )…been too long since I've been there.

Monday: Brunch with my first ever boyfriend/one of my oldest friends and maybe a motorcycle ride if he buys it before the weekend is over. Maybe another quick trip to the beach. Dinner with my oldest friend.

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