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Marion, VA

Post your Verizon Horror Stories Here

I don't understand why you folks keep going to the store in town that is only an authorized dealer. Go to an actual Verizon store. I went to the one in Abingdon and at their suggestion, I have a smartphone with a monthly charge of $45 for unlimited talk and text and 3 gig of data (2 + 1 for automatic pay) and my wife has a flip phone for $15 per month. The flip phone was $50 and my Samsung J3 smartphone was on sale for $75. It is a month to month prepay and there is no contract. My brother got a flip phone this week and the authorized Verizon retailer in Marion never mentioned and he had to almost force them to sell it to them.  (Dec 22, 2016 | post #205)

Marion, VA

Parts Stores

The good old days are long gone and it has nothing to do with people doing their job. The world has changed. Try getting parts from the car dealership. They need the ID number a lot of times to even look up the part. That is because the same parts are from different suppliers for the same model. Things like that make it a nightmare for aftermarket parts places. I remember it being a problem back in the "good old days". I remember the old VW bugs had 3 different brands of distributors and you had to know the brand of the distributor to get points. The old Ramblers had different brands of alternators. You had to know if it was a Delco, Motorola or some other.  (Dec 18, 2016 | post #6)

Marion, VA

What is up with the Wellness center?

You do realize that the dance studio and other rooms are used when there are classes and programs for them while the weight room is always available for anyone to use. Have you noticed how empty a football stadium or an auditorium is when nothing is scheduled?  (Nov 27, 2015 | post #3)

Marion, VA

Smyth Net for internet?

I've had Smyth.net for many years because at the time, my only other choice was dial-up. My only other choice now is DSL at 1.5 MBPS and by the time you do the figures, the price is similar. The service is now pretty reliable and the speed varies depending on how many others are using it. The speed is usually OK buy is occasionally slow. The speed is usually better than DSL and sometimes very fast. It takes spells of being slow but it usually resolves itself after a while. It is still better than the DSL available to me. I would change to DSL if they had it at 10 MBPS like a friend in Wytheville has.  (Nov 7, 2015 | post #6)

Marion, VA

Think it's time to arm teachers in our schools

I think there should be a few selected and unidentified people with guns (maybe some teachers, janitors, other staff) but not everyone. Some teachers and others don't want or don't have the expertise to have guns. Just the knowledge that the school is not a gun free zone would go a long way towards solving the problem of school attacks.  (Oct 5, 2015 | post #2)

Marion, VA

Pizza Perfect...aka...formerly Tuscan Italian Grill

The prior owner has or will leave the area.  (Apr 15, 2015 | post #4)

Marion, VA

Jackies at the TANK?

I think moving Jackies to Atkins will be a good move. They're kinda moving home and the Tank has been struggling for a long time. They were new to the restaurant business and it has been challenging for them.  (Mar 12, 2015 | post #8)

Marion, VA

new Sheriff

I think we need someone to come forward that has no connection with the department. We need someone that has experience in the military, other police departments or other kinds of law enforcement. It is not good to have someone lead the department that already has friends and enemies that they will be managing. It is not fair to anyone.  (Jan 24, 2015 | post #11)

Marion, VA

Best place to get brakes/rotors put on

Many places won't install owner supplied parts or will do so only at a high price. They won't warranty the repair and they are open to liability if there is a brake parts failure problem. I would check with Bucks or Garys to see if they will do it. I doubt the Chevy place would consider it.  (Jan 20, 2015 | post #8)

Marion, VA

utility trailer

Unions are the best way to run off businesses and increase unemployment. You young whippershappers don't remember but that is why Mouldings came to Marion from Oregon. The workers said they wanted a union. The owner said if they voted in a union, he would leave. they did and he did. There is a reason that all auto manufacturing companies that have been built in the last several decades were built in the south and not the north. If this area is perceived as pro-union, we will never have another company locate here.  (Jan 4, 2015 | post #9)

Marion, VA

Wolfe's BBQ Restaurant & Catering

Look at the regulations and then look at your own kitchen you are so proud of. I'll bet your kitchen would have dozens of violations. It would be next to impossible for a home kitchen to meet most of the standards.  (Nov 19, 2014 | post #26)

Marion, VA

community college

Virginia Highlands if you're on the west end of town.  (Nov 19, 2014 | post #3)

Marion, VA

dish

And I have a bridge to sell.  (Nov 16, 2014 | post #15)

Marion, VA

dish

Unless you want to watch TV other than what you find on the internet.  (Nov 14, 2014 | post #8)

Marion, VA

mcdonalds

Seems to be true at all of them.  (Nov 7, 2014 | post #3)

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