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  Reply # 1657058 24-Oct-2016 18:16
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richms:

 

Also they couldnt tell me how many L of cold you could get before it became cold tap temperature, which on my fridge is about 2.5l unfortunatly

 

 

We have chilled/boiling tap in our office (about 40 people).  Never runs out.





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  Reply # 1657230 25-Oct-2016 09:25
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Customer "service" at the Mitre 10 mega stores I visited really sucked.
These "mega" style warehouses in NZ truly suck.

 

 

But surely you must have been happy to be greeted at the door?

 

 


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  Reply # 1657243 25-Oct-2016 09:49
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Fancy car, probably fancy boat, can't park for peanuts.

 

Hogs up two spots in a very busy car n boat parking space ..

 





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  Reply # 1657301 25-Oct-2016 11:04
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All the different EFTPOS terminal designs.

 

Some you have to hand your card to the merchant to swipe through.

 

Some have a touch screen to select your account, some use buttons.

 

Some you swipe your card through with the stripe on the left, some with the stripe on the right.


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  Reply # 1657353 25-Oct-2016 11:51
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People who can't use a parking docket vending machine.  Especially those at airport car parks.





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  Reply # 1657361 25-Oct-2016 11:54
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Fred99:

 

Customer "service" at the Mitre 10 mega stores I visited really sucked.
These "mega" style warehouses in NZ truly suck.

 

 

But surely you must have been happy to be greeted at the door?

 

 

 

 

I am actually.  There's an old fellow at the closest Mega to me, works weekends only. He's great. I've established a banter with him, he asks what I'm looking for, I reply with comments like - I'm looking for a place where I can walk around in circles looking confused.  SWMBO got him on Saturday - when they didn't have stock of what we were looking for - told him that's it, his fault - we'd never see him again as we're off to Bunnings.  All of this in good humour.
Don't get me wrong, I have great sympathy for most retail store workers - they get treated like dirt, the pay isn't very good, the conditions often aren't very good.  I go out of my way to be nice to them and to treat them with respect.


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  Reply # 1657630 25-Oct-2016 18:52
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Wash basin faucets that are too close to the basin edge. OK for smurfs maybe.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1657635 25-Oct-2016 18:54
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People who can't use a parking docket vending machine.  Especially those at airport car parks.

 

 

This old fellah i was following recently knew exactly what to do (at tauranga airport)..........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1659314 27-Oct-2016 21:44
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People who continually recycle old low-res photos on their Trademe listings. Get with the programme!


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  Reply # 1659432 28-Oct-2016 07:50
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People who continually recycle old low-res photos on their Trademe listings. Get with the programme!

 

 

..and when people list something as a 'New' item when the package has actually been opened and used............................"yes, but only for a little bit"





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  Reply # 1659433 28-Oct-2016 07:53
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floydbloke: ..and when people list something as a 'New' item when the package has actually been opened and used............................"yes, but only for a little bit"

 

 

I remember a couple of years ago a friend was browsing TM and suddenly exclaims "no way!" He's into retro gaming etc and had found a "new" Atari of some sort. Clicks the link, and the photo has the end of the box ripped open. In what universe is this "new"?


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  Reply # 1659445 28-Oct-2016 08:41
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Is that new/used thing on TM a tag you select with a definition saying that it's "in original unopened packaging"?

 

I bought an electronic toy thing a few weeks ago,  - they gave me a discount because the box was open and they had to repack the thing in very elaborate packaging.  I said I didn't care (true).  They explained that the "unboxing" of such things is supposed to be an exciting part of the overall buying experience.  I don't get it - I knew exactly what it was in the box, it wasn't a gift, the only surprise could surely be an annoying one - a cable was missing or the thing wouldn't work.

 

Is it true that part of the reason for elaborate packaging is so that modern people can buy themselves nice things as a surprise?

 

 


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  Reply # 1659465 28-Oct-2016 09:05
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Is that new/used thing on TM a tag you select with a definition saying that it's "in original unopened packaging"?


I bought an electronic toy thing a few weeks ago,  - they gave me a discount because the box was open and they had to repack the thing in very elaborate packaging.  I said I didn't care (true).  They explained that the "unboxing" of such things is supposed to be an exciting part of the overall buying experience.  I don't get it - I knew exactly what it was in the box, it wasn't a gift, the only surprise could surely be an annoying one - a cable was missing or the thing wouldn't work.


Is it true that part of the reason for elaborate packaging is so that modern people can buy themselves nice things as a surprise?


 



It's not as a surprise really, just the aesthetic of carefully unpacking something that is basically a really simple puzzle. An appreciation of the work put in to careful packing and presentation. An "easter egg" or "extra" experience you get when buying something expensive.

It's kinda like people popping bubble wrap. I recently also found out there are people who really enjoy peeling the protective films off of things.

It's probably all somewhat OCD.

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  Reply # 1659481 28-Oct-2016 09:26
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This may have been mentioned - now TL:DR - but the fact that Trade Me Property listings cannot be searched on the area of land that the house has.

 

I need a minimum of 5000 sq m yet there is no way to show only houses with more than that.






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  Reply # 1659485 28-Oct-2016 09:31
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I like to peel the protective film off things, and it annoys me when I see protective film still on things where it has got tatty and opaque - peel it off already!

 

Reminds me of when I was working retail and a customer brought a Uniden cordless phone back to me saying he couldn't get the display on the phone to change. Peeling off the protective sticker fixed that for him...


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