Sunday, December 28, 2008

Boxing Day Sale

Hi everyone,

I have been looking at all your posts and comments.
Hope you all had a merry Christmas?
Helen and I went to the boxing day sales because Helen wanted a portable d.v.d.
we found one at a well known electrical goods store (not Harvey Norman). When we went to plug it in it didn't start. I was already wary of this store as i had an experience once before with a computer dvd which worked for a few minutes then nothing. We had taken it back to the salesman who took it out the back to test it and then came back out and said that it was working fine. He wouldn't let us see it working on a computer and because we had already opened the package we couldn't have our money back or an exchange. This is so stupid as to find out if it is faulty you would have to try it first!
Needless to say i was worried we would have problems.
We went back the next morning and the man looked at it closely and said their was fingerprints on it. Mind you we had it for less than 24 hours. Mark said of course there was, we had to open the lid after all. Sure enough he sent it out the back to test it. Guess what? He said it was working! Mark said what about the charger and the man plugged it in and it didn't come on so we were right, yay!.
So they got another charger from another box and yes it did worked.
What was strange was that he could have given us a new box and kept ours. The store manager asked him why he didn't do that too. He just gave her a look and said he only needed to replace the faulty charger because our dvd player was working okay. Therefore I think the same thing happened to some one else earlier. Because we got a faulty charger with the dvd player that we purchased. The box had already been opened.
I have heard a lot of complaints about this store. They are very reluctant to give you your money back.

10 comments:

Leah said...

Oh no! Well, I'm glad it worked out in the end, though. It's amazing how stores can try to take advantage. It's happened to me before too.

I was very tempted to go to the post-Christmas sales in NYC, they're legendary, but in the end I didn't have the energy, LOL!

Cinnamon said...

Hello Joyful Jo,
What a lovely name and how lovely to hear from you on my blog- and now i have found yours, I hope you don't mind me dropping in? I think you are very brave to face the Boxing Day Sales- my nearest city ( Bristol) has huge traffic queues on sales days- i stay well clear. Well done for your persistence- at least you got a result in the end. Hope you don't get any more problems with the dvd.
Cinnamon x

Cinnamon said...

Hi Jo,
Do you mind if I add your blog to those I am following- then i can easily keep up with any new posts? Good idea this 'following'- I'm sure it wasn't available when I was blogging before.
x

Cinnamon said...

Hi Jo- see Mark's blog. Hope your roses make it through the summer- please post a picture if they flower!

Cece said...

Hey Jo,
I am really sorry about not coming here in such a long time. I'm sure you know that my dad passed and then my sister passed, and I have been struggling these last few months with many issues of life. But I appreciate you and Mark and your kind comments. You are such wonderful, beautiful people.

Suzanne said...

Why am I even trying. I know this won't work. Basically this is another test.

Suzanne said...

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Jo, you see that, right? I see that, right? I'll be back shortly. I'm going to Marks to see if something's changed too!!!

XO

Suzanne said...

Just read Mark's vesectomy post. Hilarious. Please tell him. I can't comment on his blog.

XO

Cinnamon said...

Hi Jo
Sorry I havn't visited for a while- I have been madly busy and have not sat at computer for over a week it seems! How are you getting on with Dawn French?- I hear that book is hilarious and well- written- I must get hold of a copy! Hope the weather has cooled down for you- 40 degress- I can't imagine it! it has warmed up a bit here- about 6 degrees C today I think. Say hi to Mark!
Cinnamon :)

Suzanne said...

Hi darling. Hope all is well. Kylie informed me you're very HOT!!! I suggest like Queen Goob, you wear something white, flowing and few undergarments!!!

Please tell your dear husband I still look but am unable to leave a comment. Let him know I love him. You too, okay? Don't run out of ice and good luck in fire season. Hugs to the kitty and your beautiful daugher.

XO