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05 September 2006

Ebay Buyers Beware!

swdiscounters fraud!

Sometimes, I'm thankful for American Express.

I recently made a purchase of Doom3 on eBay for 99 cents plus shipping.  The total amount was $7.99.  The description was very specific about what's included - only the CD is guaranteed, and they are not tested, and the items are sold as is.  They only check for the CD, they said.

So I figure, for $8, if they ship me the Doom CD-ROM with no registration code, fine, it'll be $8 lost.

Instead, I got the box, the registration code, the manual.... and two copies of Disk 2, along with one copy of disk 3, and no copies of disk 1 or disk 4.

swdiscounters FRAUD!

They of course refused to do anything about it.   In my opinion, they failed to ship the listed product, and so they're committing fraud on ebay.

At any rate, I was suspicious up front, so just in case I paid for the item with my American Express card.

After attemping to get swdiscounters to either refund my money or ship me the missing CDs, which they refused to do, I contacted American Express, and they kindly refunded my money.

which means they took the $7.99 away from swdiscounters.

I love my American Express.  This is exactly why I use it for almost everything.

Posted by rickroot at 10:30 AM | Link | 4 comments
03 September 2006

I love a good rock concert

So, my friend Doug and I, along with my sister Karen and her 14 year old daughter Samantha went to see Nickelback up at the RBC Center tonight.  I joined the Nickelback fan club last year so I'd have the ability to buy tickets before they went on sale to the general public.  I actually could've gotten floor tickets but didn't want them.  We ended up in Second 106 about 8 rows up.  Right at the side of the stage, awesome seats.

We missed opening band number one - Hinder.  They have a popular song out right now called Lips of an Angel - I don't like it very much, and so the fact that we walked into the arena during their last song didn't bug me much.

The second band that played was Chevelle, from Chicago.  They were pretty good.  I'd never heard of them before, but I'm pretty sure I've heard "The Red" and maybe one other song on the radio before.

The third opening band (yes, there were FOUR bands) was Hoobastank.  I really liked their debut album from 2001.  I liked most of the songs on the album actually, though I think only one or two songs got on the radio.  Hoobastank was pretty good, I liked some of their new stuff too.

Finally, Nickelback hit the stage.  I'd never seen them before, but I've been a fan for a few years.  They put on quite a show, very tight musically, and the lead singer is quite the entertainer.

A good time was had by all. 

Did I mention that I'm deaf now?  A sign warned us as we entered the arena that we would be subjected to audio in excess of 800 decibels.  Ouch.
Posted by rickroot at 10:02 PM | Link | 3 comments