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PrinterPix

PrinterPix

3/9/17

I purchased a Groupon for a "print on stone" from them. I believe I had used them in the past for another item. I was excited that the Groupon gave me "86% off" but like some other companies that live on Groupon PinterPix seems to have adopted several tricks to get your order total up that you MUST be vigilant of. First, they charge insane shipping on your discounted item. I had to pay $12.95 in shipping to ship one small 6" x 8" item. I ship merchandise... they pocketed at least half of that as profit. Even more troubling, as you checkout the site automatically adds an extra $5.99 for a "stylish wood stand" you don't want but have to actually uncheck so it doesn't end up in your cart. Then it doesn't ask if you want to buy a photobook or a couple other of their products, it has several already checked off to "add to your cart". You must read each page as it tries to force add ons into your card (like a second of what I was buying at a discount... which I didn't want). My cart was full of merchandise I never wanted but I had to page back and learn how to remove the stuff they were adding on their own to my order. Bottom line, when a company needs to be sneaky like that to get your order total up they are either underhanded in their business practices or VERY desperate for non-discounted business so they are selling Groupons to get people to the site and then trying to trick people. Neither is good. Buy but buy with great caution to make sure you are getting a deal.

Amazon

Amazon

12/26/12

I used to shy away from Amazon.com but have used them more and more in the last year. They ship almost immediately and I have Prime delivery (free 2 day) because I am linked to a friend's account who pays for it. However, I have gotten my dad to order and even he was stunned at the speed of their normal delivery. Now, I go to Amazon, I make sure their price is low (normally is) and away I go. I also highly recommend their Amazon Store Card. No interest on larger purchases... perfect!

Slydial

Slydial

12/26/12

I have used Slydial.com from about the time they launched. I used to use their paid service (no ads) but found about 33% of the time their system would ring the recipients phone instead of drop me in voice mail so I wasn't going to pay for spotty delivery. I have since used their free service and have seen some improvement. I pay try the paid again or their new app, but the minimum you can load into your account is $10 and it would take me years to use up that balance (used to be $5). If they drop the minimum I'd consider using their smartphone app for Android. Have a couple of friends who HATE when I use it, so I just text them. It is a great time saver or if you wish to leave a message for someone during their work day and not disturb.

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Drugstore

12/26/12

I have ordered from Drugstore.com for years. My order history take a few pages. While I don't find their prescription service competitive (or fast enough!) my OTC orders ship sometimes within HOURS or being placed and I always have them in 2 days. Maybe I am lucky to be near a distribution center but few web sites move as fast. Their prices are better than I can pay locally on MOST items (not all) and now that they dropped the free shipping from $49 to $25 I can place a quick small order and out it goes. Perfect!

CVS

CVS

12/26/12

Since this page seems to be referring to CVS.COM and not their physical stores, I'll speak to my web site experience. Unless deeply discount via a special offer CVS.com is much higher than other online competitors. However, even worse, their shipping is PAINFULLY SLOW. I have ordered a number of times when a good deal can be had. If I order from Drugstore.com my order ships in 24 hours (or less) and I have it in 2 days or so. CVS.com can take 3-4 days just to ship an order normally and then you have to endure another 4+ days as UPS slowly moves the package from what seems to be their one distribution center to your home. Maybe you're lucky if you live near it... I don't. They need to get the orders out the door much faster and being such a large company have a few distribution centers like many online retailers so orders don't have to go half-way across the country. I am surprised they haven't tested their competitors and seen how far they lag behind.

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