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Old 08-02-2016, 01:23 PM   #4511
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I would not say never, Chief. My congressman is a good man with an excellent record of not just rhetoric but action. They're out there; they just don't get as much national public attention as the people who are controversial.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:49 PM   #4512
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Every internet shopping site should be mandated to show you what your shipping cost will be (typing in zip code) before making you fill out your name, address, phone, email, payment choice, etc. It's like..."Fill out every line on the order form (your personal info, payment method)...THEN we will tell you what you'll pay in shipping cost." It's very annoying.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:10 PM   #4513
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Every internet shopping site should be mandated to show you what your shipping cost will be (typing in zip code) before making you fill out your name, address, phone, email, payment choice, etc. It's like..."Fill out every line on the order form (your personal info, payment method)...THEN we will tell you what you'll pay in shipping cost." It's very annoying.
I agree. If the shipping is too high, I don't want them to have my personal info.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:39 PM   #4514
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One way is to use Pay Pal as most merchants these days give you the option to check out using Pay Pal. Pay Pal has your CC and shipping info and your shipping charge pops right up before checking out. It very convenient using PP.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:56 PM   #4515
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One way is to use Pay Pal as most merchants these days give you the option to check out using Pay Pal. Pay Pal has your CC and shipping info and your shipping charge pops right up before checking out. It very convenient using PP.
Yes, convenient, if they take PayPal. I prefer it, because then I'm not giving CC info to nearly as many different places.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:01 PM   #4516
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One way is to use Pay Pal as most merchants these days give you the option to check out using Pay Pal. Pay Pal has your CC and shipping info and your shipping charge pops right up before checking out. It very convenient using PP.
The sites that do accept Paypal, that is useful. However, I wouldn't say most merchants use Paypal, big sites do. A lot of smaller mom and pop type sites, with not as sophisticated a web service, do not. Most merchant sites I visit use rudimentary check out services that don't offer paypal checkout.

I also agree with Taxlady that sites making you fill out personal info to check shipping cost (then you decline) may be doing so to collect data on the side, which should be illegal if it isn't already.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:31 PM   #4517
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It was said by a wise man that you should always vote for the most qualified, and ethical candidate, whether you believe that person has a chance or not. To do otherwise defeats the ability of the people to select a responsible, and effective government.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
If that were the case, I wouldn't be voting at all in November. I don't think either candidate is either ethical or qualified to be president.

Well, getting off that subject, here's a petty vent. My car, which seemed to be working fine (AFTER I cancelled the appointment with the mechanic) is acting up again. It's surging again and the engine light is on again. So I called and rescheduled my appointment. Cars............

Want to bet it will be working fine on Friday?
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If that were the case, I wouldn't be voting at all in November. I don't think either candidate is either ethical or qualified to be president.

Well, getting off that subject, here's a petty vent. My car, which seemed to be working fine (AFTER I cancelled the appointment with the mechanic) is acting up again. It's surging again and the engine light is on again. So I called and rescheduled my appointment. Cars............

Want to bet it will be working fine on Friday?
But, will it do its trick for the mechanic? I hate when they won't.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:00 PM   #4519
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But, will it do its trick for the mechanic? I hate when they won't.
Oh, probably not. When I had my Pinto, it started making a horrendous clatter while being driven. I think I had that thing into the shop at least 6 times and it never once clattered for them.

Finally one day it was clattering and I drove straight over there and hauled the mechanic out while the car was still running so he could hear what was going on. I guess I didn't need to. The mechanic told me later all he did was take something apart underneath and a loose bolt fell into his hand. Problem solved.

Then there was the time I kept bringing in my car because I told him the car jumped into the air when I shifted gears, which of course, it never did when I dropped it off. The mechanic would laugh his head off. So I left the car, vowing it could live at the shop until it was A) fixed or B) rusted away, whichever came first.

Got a call a day later from the owner of the shop who had to fix the car himself. I guess the mechanic got in, the car jumped into the air, and scared the living daylights out of him. He wouldn't get in the car again. Maybe he thought it was possessed. Hey, can't say I didn't warn him!
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:12 PM   #4520
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Well, getting off that subject, here's a petty vent...
We actually have a thread for petty vents.

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