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Old 10-22-2015, 08:52 AM   #4671
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I'm sad to hear Charlie and Aunt Bea (and any others) are experiencing such abysmal behavior. We enjoy pleasant and helpful store personnel.

I have no issue with self-checkout but only use it in certain places.

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Old 10-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #4672
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Oh no, Munky - what a pain. Especially not OK to be treated rudely by the repairman. Is he on Yelp?
I have no idea what Yelp is.Oh no! maybe I should get out of the house a little more.

I told my husband what the repairman had said.He's been in sales before for many years he told me he'd never talk to a customer like that and think he'd have a job the next day.He'd be fired.

He did suggest that I call Eureka again.So I did.They brought up my case file.I told them what the repairman had said.Her exact words were "WE (Eureka) don't like that, unacceptable!" They directed me to that shop.

I had asked if I could just go pick it up and send it back to the seller and get a new one.Explaining it's a 55 mile trip one way.She said it's up to the original sellers policies.Well ok fine on that.And that they Eureka (she was talking to her supervisor about it while she was talking to me) If I had bought it directly from Eureka I could return it.But since I didn't I would just have to wait.Here I had been buying Eureka's for 20 years and had been going to that shop to buy belts and such for them.I told her I was just a bit irritated.She was very apologetic about it all.I appreciated that.It wasn't their fault.

This morning I got a call from Eureka.I think they followed through with the threat that they were going to contact that repairman.What they said, I have no idea.Probably wasn't good.

Eureka is sending me out today a brand new vacuum directly from them.
They apologized again for my inconvenience.And to have a nice day.

WOW!!!! That's some awesome service!

If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:13 PM   #4673
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These people should not be working in jobs or have careers where they have to deal with the public in the first place.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:42 AM   #4674
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Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I'm sad to hear Charlie and Aunt Bea (and any others) are experiencing such abysmal behavior. We enjoy pleasant and helpful store personnel.

I have no issue with self-checkout but only use it in certain places.

Sad indeed. I am not even talking Target, I am talking Macy's, supposedly a finer store.

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Old 10-25-2015, 08:10 PM   #4675
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I think part of the problem is the companies are cutting back on the number of employees.

Twice recently, DH went to the self checkout at our local grocery store and the previous customer had left their change in the machine.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:26 PM   #4676
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Bought some groceries yesterday.
Coffee was one of the items. It was on clearance for $8. The clerk just scanned it. Didn't notice until we got out of the store.
Took it back in. The customer service guys were very polite.
Funny thing was rather than refunding the difference on the credit card, they asked if we had 2 cents. He wanted to give us a 10 dollar bill rather than giving us 98 cents in change. Difference was $9.98.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:22 PM   #4677
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They do that sometimes. It was quicker him doing it that way if you didn't mind getting unexpected paper money back instead of him going thru the procedure to credit back your card. You could/may have insisted on it being credited back. You got a $10 bill you probably weren't expecting or needed at the moment. You having 2 cents on you made it that much easier and quick for him. You end up with the original charge on your statement, but you just got a $10 bill!
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:37 AM   #4678
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Petty vent. I'm fed up with my recently bought fillable dishwashing brush. It has only this one rubber button on the handle that is incredibly hard to depress. All it does is force some air into the handle to force the liquid soap out. It doesn't even send much liquid to the bristles even tho I thinned down the liquid soap a little. The brand name is Home Sense and is found in most grocery stores. Before this, I liked the one made by Dawn soap company, but it has a design defect. While pressing down to scrub a little too hard, the handle snapped off near the brush part. I'm trying to be thrifty and feel guilty about buying a new soap filled dishwashing brush, but I've had it with this one. I saw an OXO brand soap filled dish wand and am going to toss away my present one and buy it. The OXO one appears to dispense soap easier (like Dawn's) than one having only an incredibly hard to push down rubber button on the handle! End of petty vent.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:26 AM   #4679
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Since we had pretty full cloud cover this evening, Himself decided we needed to hand out treats. Very nice night for sitting on the porch and instructing the little ghouls and goblins to "take one". Most kids were good and did just that, so by our count we had over 400 individuals at our door. Our favorite costume was a little girl dressed as Ariel from "Little Mermaid", and her little dog was Sebastian the crab. So Cute!

But how old is "too old" to trick-or-treat? It's one thing if you're an adult neighbor playing a trick on someone (I never suspected that old lady WAS my neighbor!! ), but I always figured once you're old enough to drive you should retire from beggars' night unless you're taking your little sibling around. Tonight we had a few guys who sported full beards (better than our 35-year-old son can grow...) - or as Himself said "when you're old enough to buy a case of beer, it's time to quit".
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:41 AM   #4680
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Ah yes..."Beggers Night." I remember that from eons ago. Isn't that Oct 30th? I mentioned that to someone and they didn't have a clue. Eons back, Halloween had so much potential for candy booty that trick or treaters went out the night before Halloween night.

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