Daily Archives: November 29, 2007
Consider this. We just finished up our Extreme Makeover contest. If you’ve ever seen the show, Ty Pennington busts in on somebody’s place, takes over there house and remodels it. Kinda like a Pimp My Ride for homes. Well we just kinda steal the name and use it instead of calling the contest “A bunch of crap you don’t really need.” We delivered today “Almost $7,000 worth of stuff.” Which was actually around $6,250 worth of stuff, so we really should have said “Almost almost $7,000 worth of stuff.”
And that’s all it is, is stuff. No real rhyme or reason to the collection of items. We gave a surround sound system but no TV or no couch. Not one, but TWO dining room tables! (For BOTH your dining rooms!) And antique wood framed mirror. A closet organizer, and supposedly $800 in bed and bath accessories. Which should take up more than two bags if you ask me. Check out one of these dining room tables, yeah…where you gonna put that in your house?
Point is, even though it sounds good on the air, don’t be too heartbroke if you don’t win some of that stuff. There’s a young couple in a small house in Manhattan that isn’t going to be able to use their living room until they have a garage sale or an auction, or rent a storage unit. When $6,000 cash would have fit in their back pocket and they could have gotten something they actually wanted.
just go here …..
dont ask me why or even how i came across the website … truth be told im not even sure why i went there.
I was on ebay and found a little something to cover someone on my xmas list. I went to buy it using paypal and got a surprise. Turns out that paypal not only wants access to my bank account, they also want access to a credit/debit card! Isn’t that the same as saying, “We don’t accept cash, only plastic!”
Now, I understand that everyone wants paid for their services. There are no free rides in this world. That’s fine, I get that and I am not asking for a free ride. BUT…are there that many people out there that screw companies out of their money that BIG BUSINESS has to have their hand into every dime of the average working stiff?
I fired off an email to paypal, closed my account with them and it helped the angry voices in my head. But I still wonder why??? It’s like the Sirius experience last year at xmas. They are happy to take my money up front, but want me to insure cold, hard cash with a friggin’ piece of plastic!
IT’S UN-AMERICAN! Ok, that is an exaggeration. But, I really can’t believe George, Abe, Hamilton and Grant don’t mean much anymore!