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Walmart Actually Called to Confirm an Online Order

This is crazy. In 2012, who’s ever heard of any online store calling a customer to confirm an online order … much less the biggest retailer on the planet?? But it’s true. I got a call from Walmart to confirm an order that I placed online. Here’s how it happened: On Sunday (Aug. 19th), I […]

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Now You Can Shop Online!

As I mentioned before, I’m still in the process of unpacking some boxes — primarily old personal paperwork like bills and pay stubs and stuff like that. I was going through a folder with stuff from 1999 (yes, really) and found part of their membership statement/invoice. It had this: How’s that for a blast from […]

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Common Supermarket Trick

I took this photo last time I was out at the store doing some grocery shopping. It’s not obvious, so let me explain. On the upper shelf, you can buy one 40 oz. jar of peanut butter for $4.08. On the shelf below it, you can buy a wrapped two-pack of 40 oz. peanut butter […]

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Best Buy = Clueless, But My Office Upgrade Survived

Three weeks ago today, on December 7th, I bought a new TV at Best Buy for my office. The one I bought is an LG brand, 32LE5400. It had all the things I wanted: 1080p 120 hz refresh rate built-in Internet connectability right size for my office right brand — either Samsung or LG It […]

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Official: Thanksgiving is Dead

From the Wall Street Journal today: “… an increasing number of stores are getting a jump on the Friday shopping hordes by opening on Thanksgiving. Some retailers say they are offering a convenience for shoppers who want to beat the madding crowds.” It was just about a year ago that I wrote this: Black Friday […]

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December: The Craziest Month of All

Every year around this time, I wonder what the mailman is thinking. And the UPS delivery guy/gal. And the FedEx person, too. Because every year at this time, our house has to be one of the busiest stops on their routes. This picture, for example, is just a sample of what was delivered to our […]

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