My Recent Online Purchases - What Were Yours?

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    My 19-year old Kitchenaid bought the farm (pump died). So I ordered a Bosch (made in North Carolina).
     
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    Bosch is top-of-the-line, if I recall correctly. I have a KitchenAid contractor's model, but it still beats the alternative.
     
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    My Kitchenaid didn't miss a beat in 19 years, so I got my money's worth out of that one. I was looking at both KA and Bosch (both made in the USA), but the Bosch gets better reviews.
     
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    Bosch is top of the line.

    I got a contractor's model (low end) KitchenAid, and am happy to have it.
     
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    My knitting supplies (needles and yarn) are coming today from Amazon. So I will be attempting to teach myself how to knit. :rolleyes:
     
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    You'll shoot your eye out
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    Just kidding. You might inspire me to learn the basics of sewing. Every time I buy window treatments or need basic pants alterations, I kick myself for not having learned this skill. It's just not something I would do every day.
     
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    I'm certain my enthusiasm will wane once I get started. :D

    Sewing is easy, but I haven't sewn anything in years now. When my kids were small I went all out on Halloween costumes and such. I occasionally hem up a pair of pants or whatever, but that iron-on hemming tape is just too easy.
     
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    I bought a cover advertised as memory foam lining to go over the knee Walker ...it’s nothing more than like a wet suit fabric no padding what so ever grrrrr of course it came from China to hard to send back so I’ll try to get some sort of soft foam to add to the part that needs it , where I kneel
     
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    Here in the states, postage from China is subsidized by our postal service. This is under a U.N. initiative dating back to the 60s. We are not the only nation that's still doing this, even as China outpaces everyone else's growth.

    With the subsidies, it is cheaper to send a package from China to North Carolina than it is to send that same package from New York to North Carolina (according to a Forbes article I read.) So not only do our businesses subsidize their competitors, when Chinese businesses send poor quality stuff like you received, the customer ends up paying full freight to send it back, the cost of which far exceeds the value of the product...so the Chinese never worry about giving refunds for the defective garbage they sell.

    Sorry to hijack your comment, but I've experienced the same thing, so I try to pay attention to the point of shipment when I buy stuff. It's not always easy...or possible.
     
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    I just got a call from "XPO Logistics" saying my dishwasher will be here Monday between 3:30 and 7 p.m. Guess Lowe's is contracting their deliveries out, too. (And woo hoo!)
     
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    Maybe it's a regional thing. A couple of the guys I know from the local Lowes delivered my last fridge.
     
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    Once again, it will take nearly a week for it to arrive. Amazon said it would arrive in one day after shipping, so they're going to wait five days to ship it. I ordered it early Friday morning. My router died, so we'll be using our hotspots until then, I guess.
     
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    Canned tuna (4 pack) from Amazon, fantastic pricing with their Prime membership!
     
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    I just processed a return for a set of expansion rods I bought from Amazon. They shipped the wrong size.

    They told me to not bother returning it and my credit card will be refunded. I've never had that before.

    They also said the details of the return were sent to my email, but I've not received it. I've never had that before, either. It's not in my Spam folder. (I kept a screenshot of the transaction.)

    As a weird aside, look at how the darned thing was packaged:

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    There's a good 9"-10" all the way around, and the box is over twice as deep as it needs to be. And you see what I saw when I opened the box: no bubble wrap, no peanuts, no air bags, no crumpled-up newspaper, no nuffin'. Just swimming around in the huge 26" x 16" x 4" box. Yeh, the retail packaging got beat up.
     
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    the last can of tuna fish (1st) I purchased (single unit - to make sure I liked it) came in the same size box!
     
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