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Daniel"Danny" but only to my mother. Dan to you" B.

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Experience: Computers & Technology, Home & Garden, Clothing & Fashion

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Except for the two years at Umass, Amherst, I've lived my life in Maryland. My career was spent in higher ed teaching figurative sculpture and ceramics. Two grown sons and two cute dogs (the one pictured is named Popcorn), plus some exes. I'm very generous with panhandlers and I pick up stray dogs. I am extremely worried about the disparity of wealth and the danger it poses to Democracy and freedom in the US.i.e. our current President. I'm extremely curious.

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I know a great deal about art and ceramics. I'm a trained mediator. I know a fair amount about plumbing, carpentry, electrical work and cooking.


, reading and making things, I'm a sculptor. I really like to travel

53 Reviews by Daniel

I've dealt with this company several times and each time their customer service people; I actually think it's one person; are patient and willing to assist me in any way they can. This time, I ordered a few projector bulbs offered at a great discount with a 120 day warranty and shipping included. A couple of hours later I received a phone call informing me that they could not be shipped for 3-5 business days. This phone call was in contrast to other sites that never let you know when a product is out-of-stock; until you call trying to find out what's going on. I don't know how you feel about customer service but I value it very highly. It's not until you have a problem that you find out what type of company you are dealing with.
The razor doesn't work well for a technical reason. The plastic that permits the razor head to swivel is too stiff; as a result it takes too much pressure to bring the head in full contact with the skin. To solve this design flaw, one must press harder or "swivel" one's hand instead; a rather awkward and not very effective process. Since the handle can't be used with other razor heads consider the paperweight suggestion.
Response to Harry's contact.
While I'm sure your advice is well intended, it ignores the fact that the pivot (plastic) is much stiffer than your competitors, i. E. push it with your finger To expect customers to practice with your product suggests that you don't understand human nature; look at your reviews. Suggestion: Either reformulate the plastic ("softer") or make the pivot point thinner. If you make the change, let me know
Brent -. – Harry's Rep
The way that the blade head flexes can definitely take some getting used to. Letting the blade do most of the work on its own tends to result in the closest shave! The less pressure, the better. We hope that you'll give it a few more tries.
A quick description: Ordered two 3v lithium batteries which were available at a very low price (pos). The shipping was a bit costly (neg), thus the four stars. They arrived in a timely fashion with a follow-up email asking about their service and the product. Simple and easy.
The beauty of on-line buying: Ordered the product at a competitive price and it was delivered to my door. I. e. What we expect but don't always get.
A cautionary tale: If possible, when sending flowers as a gift ask the recipient to send you a photo of what they received. The last two times we ordered flowers on-line the person to whom they were sent received a significantly lower quality arrangement than was ordered/paid for. Because there is a third party involved one must be a bit more careful. FTD apologized and quickly sent the appropriate replacement. Having said that I gave them a low rating because it should be their responsibility not the buyer to "police" the system.
My wife and I are big fans of on-line shopping; my guestimate is that with the exception food, we make 95% of our purchases there. We've purchased cars (carmax), pets (our adorable dogs), appliances (home depot), books (kindle), clothing (nordstroms et al) and etc. So, our review of Nordstroms comes with a fair degree of experience. In fact, I'm fairly certain that they count on her patronage. First the Pros: Generally high quality merchandise, a larger selection than found in the store, shop 24/7, easy comparison shopping, great customer service,(you can actually talk to someone), quick delivery, free shipping, free and easy returns (the items come with a return label). Now the Cons: I can't think of any, although they can do serious damage to ones credit limit!
This review primarily applies to appliance purchases. Over the past ten years I've purchased ten appliances from HomeDepot; their prices are competitive and they seem to carry the brands favored by Consumer Reports. While I've gone to the store to examine the item (recommended); I have completed the purchase on-line which has included scheduling its installation and removal of the old. The process has been seamless and easy with delivery being as promised with the installers doing a careful and efficient job. My most recent purchase was for same day delivery and installation of a hot water heater. It was ordered by 9:30 am, delivered at 2:00pm! A bit pricey for the installation but
I decided to alter my review to give praise to technical support. Computers are great until there's a problem and you need technical support. As someone who grew up with a black, corded, rotary dial telephone when it comes to computer jargon, I'm not at the top of the learning curve. Apple on-line support is without doubt the best I've encountered. Unlike many other tech reps who's english language pronunciation skills are marginal at best, who often are impatient and who lack the ability to clearly explain things Apple reps are smart, pleasant, patient and dedicated to helping you solve your problem. I'm not going to list all of the benefits of owning an Apple computer, I will just say that should you have a problem, you can rest easy knowing that excellent help is just a phone call away. In store service is also excellent but do make an appointment!
Perfection is seldom achieved and Amazon is no exception. That said I have found their site to be an effective search tool and purchases/returns are handled efficiently and quickly. When one considers the scale of their operation it really is quite amazing that it doesn't have more snafus!
Recently, I called Amazon about a $70 product I purchased that said "no returns". Maybe I should have been suspicious? Amazon customer service said, "No problem, just throw it away and we'll refund your charge". Although Amazon does not pay many of their employees a living wage, that was great customer service.
The site was easily used and the product arrived in a timely fashion.
The low quality of the tee shirt, printed in only one color, was less than expected. There was a misspelling DOH!.
I am 71 years old and met my wife when I was 65. It took almost two years to find each other but worth the effort. We're a perfect match and we've never been happier. While I would agree that some of my matches left me wondering what criteria were used; all of these sites rely on user honesty. I'm sure that lack of self esteem and loneliness can contribute to misrepresentation. Regardless of site, be patient; the person who is looking for you may be tomorrow's match. Suggestion: If possible, expand your geographic range. What might seem impossible in theory may become very possible for the right person; I'm from Maryland and my wife was from Ohio. Update: sixth anniversary; never been happier
When placing my order the staff at 4seating was very helpful. But it wasn't until I had a problem that they showed just how helpful they could be: About three months after I received the chairs(2) one of them had a problem with complete "closure". I contacted 4seating and within a week they had sent a local repairman to my home. Upon inspection he determined that the chair was broken and could not be repaired. Without any hesitation, questions or delay, they ordered a replacement. I had to pay the shipping ( I hadn't "paid" originally) but I thought that was more than fair since the breakage may have been caused by me. (It's certainly possible) I felt that I could recommend 4seating to family and friends being confident they would receive great service and high quality products; the chairs are great.
I purchased a number of watches(20) and all of the transactions went well. It wasn't until I had a problem with a watch that Watchismo showed itself to be unethical. The band on a new $400 watch purchased for my wife came off. I returned it at my expense for their repair and again the band fell off. Rather than giving me a refund, I received an unwanted credit in their store. Had I returned the watch simply because I didn't like it, I would understand the credit but to now require me to purchase another watch from them is truly a coercive sales practice. In the words of Tweety,"Be vwery vwery careful".
Update: Carefully read their return policy and see that nothing has changed. Even if the problem with the watch was not caused by you, their solution will be at your expense.
Watchismo -. – Watchsimo Rep
Hi Daniel,

We do apologize about this unfortunate situation. All of our watches sold are brand new direct from the manufacturer and also come with warranties 100% provided by the manufacturer to protect your purchase against any future defects. All warranty issues are to be handled directly with the watch manufacturer, and not Watchismo. If our customers receive a watch defective on arrival we will replace it immediately as well as issue a pre-paid label to cover the return costs. If an item has an issue after 30 days of purchase the watch is then covered by the warranty provided by the manufacturer and we will put our customers in contact with the manufacturer to help them get started on their warranty repair/replacement.

If you could please contact us at contact@watchismo.com with your order number we would be happy to review this past issue.

We appreciate your business and understanding of warranties provided by the manufacturer.

Watchismo Customer Support

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“Thank you for the review. My sister bought these for Christmas gifts a few years ago. I told her to keep mine are get tefund. We poured the drink out.”

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