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Marty S.

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  • 41 Reviews
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Experience: Travel, Clothing & Fashion, Shopping

Member since December 2013

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About Me

People say that I'm witty...Nah, not really. Just insolent, but very well educated!!!

How I Can Help

Simply, you'll get the objective truth...no more, no less. Well, wait one...maybe a wee bit of humor too. However, we all know what the saving grace of humor is...If you fail, no one will laugh at you 8^)

41 Reviews by Marty

3/16/18
Reading the other reviews makes me wonder...
I've used TZ for a few things locally and even used them for a travel package and have never experienced the 'horror' stories some reviewers are leaving.
Every promise made and voucher used has been honored without any problems whatsoever.
Thus, I am leaving them a good and positive review, but, based on what other info that I'm reading, I'll certainly use prudence when booking my next adventure.
Obviously, you should to.
What I am impressed with is that TZ has responded to each negative review here with a follow up response...
Candidly, a 'shady' business isn't likely to respond in any fashion.
So, in my multiple experiences with TZ, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them at all.
Best wishes!
travelzooc
Travelzoo C. – Travelzoo Rep
Hello Marty S.,

Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences with Travelzoo. We do our best to make sure that we stay in contact with our members to resolve any issues or bad experiences that our members have. We also enjoy the great feedback that our members leave, including this one. We will pass this along to our team to let them know how much you have enjoyed our service.

Thank you again for being a Travelzoo member. We hope that you continue to enjoy Travelzoo.

Best Regards,

Elicia
The Travelzoo Team
12/26/13
Simply, quit reading these reviews and get to the site. For what Khan Academy provides, there is none better. Now...GO!!!
8/27/15
With so many magic sites on the "net", it's always good to find another great source of a wide variety/range of magic tricks...from the very simple to the not so easy! Plus, the true value of any company lies with its products, pricing, shipping, and customer service. Magictricks.com excels at it all. Whether you're a newbie, or a hobbyist magician, you should check this out. You won't be disappointed!
12/26/13
If you're into checking out all the satellites flying high above the earth, then this is your site. Satellites of all types can be tracked from many different categories e.g. military, weather, TV, radio,...or, simply, by most popular...or brightest...or just launched. This site gives you the best viewing times with the naked eye...no telescope required! That's great if you're trying to show the youngsters "what's up there". The site will even notify you by email/text when your favorite satellites fly overhead and can be viewed.
Right now the Int'l Space Station (ISS - ZARYA) can be seen frequently and is the most popular.
12/26/13
Latest order was a Rado Integral Jubile' watch on Dec. 9, 2013. Rec'd from NY to California in 1 day...Ashford even paid for the shipping. Watch is beautiful and works great. This is my second watch from Ashford (previous Rado Ceramica in 2007...still AOK!) These watches are "grey market". Certainly authentic/new, but not factory warranted. Thus, the Ashford equivalent warranty. I even spoke to Rado CS in New Jersey and they gave Ashford the "thumbs up". Now, my watches have never broken (I have had the first one serviced normally), nor do I expect them to...however, I do trust Ashford completely if I were to ever have a problem within the warranty period.
Also, one other note of importance, within 3 days of receiving my latest watch, the price was reduced by $175.00 on the site for the holiday rush. Ashford immediately credited the $175.00 to my credit card. Simply, that is great customer service.
Will I ever order from Ashford again? Of course I will!!!
3/16/18
For those that may need a regular denture, implants, or a complete set of 'new' teeth, you must check out your local office.
They give you many options for dentures...all at a very fair price.
Plus, their service is very quick. In most cases, a single day.
The quality of their work and products is excellent.
If you're one of the unfortunate ones that need dentures, do yourself a favor and visit...you'll be very happy that you did.
Note: after re-reading my review, it sounds likes an 'ad'.
Thus, to make it more credible. I've added a weee bit more info for you ;-)
Personally, based on my experience, I used the Windsor/SR office in Northern California for my dental implants (3ea).
Everyone there, from the front office to Dr. "Tad" himself, were very empathetic, supportive, and professional.
It's been over a year now and my implants are still perfect! I couldn't be happier!
Best wishes...
5/18/15
O.K...it's very simple. Manage your expectations, realize what you're paying, understand what you're getting, keep your perspective and enjoy the store. If you need it cheaply, and it's here...BAM, you're a happy camper. Otherwise, go somewhere else and "quit your $#*!in'!
Oh yes...rhetorical question...who are these people that "return" things to the DT? Give it away, trash it, whatever...but, it can't be worth your time to return it. Plus, you hold us up in the checkout lines ;-)
12/26/13
I've had nothing but great chocolate dipped strawberries from Shari's Berries. Big, sweet, beautifully decorated (for a strawberry...) treats that the ladies (and guys) in my office just love.
Plus, the chocolate dipped cherries were a big hit also.
I order both multiple times a year and haven't had any problems.
I can, however, see how shipping a perishable such as this across the country from California during the summer months might be an issue even when packed in dry ice. Use your common sense.
12/26/13
Great site for all your sporting good apparel needs. I've ordered many pairs of shoes from Adidas.com and all have been shipped promptly and arrived in a timely fashion. The clothing is always "top of the line" too. I've never had to contact Customer Service for anything...so, that's a good thing.
One thing tho, I can't ever seem to find any "Air Jordans" here...the link must be missing!
Relax...I'm teasing. You'll never find a pair of Nikes on my feet. I've been a "3 stripe" guy forever. So, if Adidas is where your loyalty lies, this is the place!
12/26/13
First of all, you must be interested in "high end" (cost) kite flying. To the normal person, spending $250.00US on a kite is absurd. I agree (but I still buy em).
There, now that that's out of the way, we can move on to the kites. These are, without a doubt, the best quad line (4 line) kites available. Extremely well made, a total blast to fly...you don't just hold a string, you actually fly the kite with the 4 control lines. Total precision while screaming across the sky. Don't believe me? Go to YouTube and search "Revolution Kites...then watch in amazement. One video will "say" more to you than me typing all night here on "Site Jabber" ;-)
11/23/15
It's really very simple...when I need to review anything travel oriented, this is my "go to" site. Are there other sites just as good? Maybe...I just have the most confidence in TripAdvisor.
In my experience, the bad reviews have, arguably, as much, or more value than the positive reviews. Here, I get a fair balance of both. That's all that I'm searching for when making a travel decision.
8/11/15
O.K. it's not a 3 Star Michelin (if that makes sense to you...good. If not, that's OK too).
Simply, for fast food, I love this place. Now, I like Taco Bell too...just to give you a reference for this review.
Food is always hot and plentiful...pricing is fair. Authentic Chinese(?)...who cares...it's fast food. Similar to how Taco Bell is authentic Mexican faire 8^). Ummm, yeaaaaa....you bet!
Nonetheless, acknowledging the restaurant type, give it a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
8/11/15
Simply, my favorite streaming service. Selection is great and is updated continually. Downloads are "smoking" fast.
The best $24.00 deal out there for movies.
Yes, you can still get DVDs mailed to you...but why???
I also have Amazon Prime, but Netflix is my "go to" movie source.
So, you ask, why do I have still have Amazon Prime? The easy answer...my wife likes the guaranteed 2 day shipping included when she shops. Simple logic eh?
8/11/15
Yep, if you're looking for an automobile, you must check out Cars.com.
Why? Because to be the most educated consumer prepared to pay a fair price for a good auto, you need great info...a lot of it!
That info is here. You can research any make of auto to your hearts content (with no pressure) as to what is available in your area. I promise...after a bit of research here, you'll know quite clearly what a fair price is for your new/used car will be.
Check it out...
5/20/15
The title says it all..this review is nothing but praise for the warehouse giant. If you need it and Costco has it, just buy it. You won't get a better price anywhere else whether it be for medical prescriptions to food to consumer electronics. Yea, I know...I'm not sure that I need a gallon of mustard either. I get it, and to fix that problem, I just don't buy mustard (or anything else in such quantities that I won't use) at Costco. You know what I mean...
Worth mentioning, I've never had a problem (returns...) over the last decade to where I needed to contact Customer Service, but anyone I know who has worked with CS has always returned happy. That's a good thing!
One minor nuisance, my wife doesn't mind, but I hate the long checkout lines...and they are ALWAYS long in my opinion...uggghhhh 8^)
5/20/15
You really can't go wrong with Hilton Hotels in any part of the world. When I first started traveling internationally during the 1980's (yes, before you could really Google anything), our default hotel was always a Hilton. Always reliable w/no surprises...Generally, you don't want surprises when you're half a world away from home. Trust me on this one!
Still use them to this day.
5/19/15
Yes, happy wife, happy life...Thus, since my wife loves this stuff and I love my wife in this stuff, well, what else can one say?
Higher priced, but great value. No problems to share here. I recommend them highly!!!
5/18/15
Yes, the luster has worn off this "gem". Interesting concept and the deals were good...in the beginning. Now, well, my advice is to move on. Sure, sign up, give 'em your email and get flooded with more useless junk mail and then try to "opt out". Psst...they don't understand "opt out". Nonetheless, this should be a "pass" for you! There, you've been warned.
QVC
4/19/15
If you find what you're searching for on QVC, then it could be a good buy...but, candidly, it's never a great buy.
Consumer electronics e.g. TV's, computers (any type) are rarely a good deal at any time even though the QVC personalities, and sometimes, the manufacturers rep are telling you otherwise. Simply, their target market for most things, certainly electronics, are the "less sophisticated" about these sometimes pricey items.
I've purchased other small "stuff" from them and all went well. Never would I buy a higher ticket item here. Thus, the average 3 star rating.
12/26/13
Simply, not a good experience from any perspective. Remember your mom telling you that you could find something good about anything if you looked hard enough? Yea, you remember!!!
Well, good ole mom was incorrect. She was absolutely dead wrong and had no knowledge of proflower.com or proflowers.com (notice the "s" in the domain name).
This place is terrible. I don't need to repeat the negative specifics...just read the other reviews. I don't know how they are still here.
So, in closing, I agree with the other negative reviews. You've been warned. Enough said....

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