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6 Reviews by Deborah

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Shutterfly

Shutterfly

7/12/15

I have ordered several photo books and photo prints from them. I prefer Shutterfly over other services for color, quality, and value. I store my photos and save my photo projects indefinitely. I've worked on photo books over a period of time, and also saved finished ones for re-order. Sometimes their on-line tools are glitchy. I have had to compromise. Their photo-editing tools are limited. For shipping, I would prefer it if they boxed photos instead of using thin cardstock envelopes. I'm usually able to find a promo code, but they usually won't allow multiple discounts--using a discount sometimes overrides the free shipping or other discount.

ScanCafe

ScanCafe

7/12/15

I used their flat-fee value box to have them scan about 500 images. I packed the box with a combination of 35mm photos, slides, and negatives. They returned really high-resolution images on DVDs and also made them available on a website that I could share on Facebook. I liked it so much, I ordered another value kit. I will say that the wait (over a month) was rather scary (sending the pics off for so long), but they did state up front that it would take that long. I had to call customer service on one order (files missing from DVD, possibly due to my own instructions, which might have been misunderstood). I got a polite, courteous, professional CS worker--she sent me out a new, complete DVD immediately. I would use again and would definitely recommend.

Groupon

Groupon

7/12/15

I've used Groupon and was happy with the experience. I ordered a Groupon for Shutterfly--good value and Shutterfly accepted the discount code without a hitch. Mine was a first-time order, so Groupon sent my friend her $5 referral groupon as promised. She uses Groupon quite often for local museums, restaurants, and zoos, so I've benefited from the service even when I wasn't the shopper. I can't always find a Groupon for something I need, though--can't have everything.

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Drugstore

7/12/15

I've only used Drugstore.com once, but had a good experience with them--found item I needed (couldn't find it locally). Ordered it and received it on time. The quality of the items I ordered was very good and a good value--everything was as described.

Amazon

Amazon

7/12/15

I do nearly all of my book shopping at Amazon, and much of my Christmas shopping. Love the free shipping! I prefer items that come straight from Amazon, but do use their stores as needed. The merchants have been professional and courteous. I love Amazon--great selection of books, DVDs, and stuff!!! Easy returns.

OpenSky

OpenSky

7/12/15

I now know that OpenSky is a marketplace, like Etsy or Ebay. Orders from their on-line catalog (which looks very professional) actually get shipped from various shops. The item I ordered came a month late and looks cheap & awful. Shipping problems: The US P.O. Tracking number they sent was only a pre-shipment number, notifying the PO that they would be shipping a pkg--post office had no record of actually receiving a package to ship to me until AFTER I complained to OpenSky via email. Item arrived, was horribly cheap looking. Cost $10.80 (supposedly a "sale" price) plus tax/shipping. It looks like a dollar-store or something out of a gumball machine. I could not give as gift. OpenSky sent me a label for return by UPS (not post office); their T&C says that returns are subject to $7.95 shipping fee. With that, the price of a padded envelope, and the hassle of finding a UPS drop-off point, I will still come out losing even if they refund the cost. Customer service by phone is through OpenSky. The people speak English, are professional and courteous.

Tip for consumers: Check to see which store is actually offering the merchandise--it doesn't actually come from OpenSky.

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