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  # 2368399 4-Dec-2019 21:04
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Geektastic: Hotels that have rooms with adjoining doors where the doors are so poorly insulated you can hear a pin drop next door through them.

 

 

 

I get this a bit. I wind up mushing a pillow against the bottom gap and leaving it there when I check out. 


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  # 2368443 4-Dec-2019 21:12
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Maddening.

Also, I've rarely (if ever) seen the option to actually book the rooms with adjoining doors even if you want them. It's not usually selectable on most hotel booking systems.

My parents used to do it in France when we were children. One of my brothers woke up and wandered downstairs to the dining room where my parents were having dinner. He would have been about 4 and in his pyjamas....!





 
 
 
 


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  # 2368447 4-Dec-2019 21:15
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Geektastic: Hotels that have rooms with adjoining doors where the doors are so poorly insulated you can hear a pin drop next door through them.

 

 

 

Yeah useful when it's your kids next door, and not when it's someone else's kids.


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  # 2368899 5-Dec-2019 16:50
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This is more "something that confuses me" rather than annoys me.

 

A month ago, I was expecting a package and it didn't turn up. No package (despite having authority to leave) and no card. Fortunately I was able to figure out from the tracking number which company had it and was able to pick it up.

 

Today, the card appeared in my box, dated 11 November. Has one of the neighbours been sitting on it for a month or something?!


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  # 2368905 5-Dec-2019 17:08
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Behodar:

 

This is more "something that confuses me" rather than annoys me.

 

A month ago, I was expecting a package and it didn't turn up. No package (despite having authority to leave) and no card. Fortunately I was able to figure out from the tracking number which company had it and was able to pick it up.

 

Today, the card appeared in my box, dated 11 November. Has one of the neighbours been sitting on it for a month or something?!

 

 

he probably cleaned his van out and found it.





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  # 2368912 5-Dec-2019 17:13
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Ordered some replacement parts for my Aeron chair.

The order 'missed our last delivery for the year' and despite being available ex factory on 28 November, won't now arrive until 12 weeks after that.

They're small parts. Have they never heard of FedEx?!





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  # 2368968 5-Dec-2019 17:55
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Geektastic: Ordered some replacement parts for my Aeron chair.

The order 'missed our last delivery for the year' and despite being available ex factory on 28 November, won't now arrive until 12 weeks after that.

They're small parts. Have they never heard of FedEx?!

 

I assume that is the local distributor that is not getting any more in for the year?





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  # 2369368 6-Dec-2019 07:26
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When companies don't seem at all interested in potential new customers.

 

"... we need to inform you that our <product of interest> is available only for long term customers and needs to be sold after signing a non disclosure agreement."

 

I suppose I should be grateful for the reply. I've contacted three companies selling this type of product. One didn't reply, one replied saying they will sell to me, but I've had to chase them constantly for specifics (e.g. shipping costs and payment methods). I shouldn't have to make phone calls just to get a reply to an e-mail form weeks earlier.

 

I'll keep looking. Grr.


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  # 2369426 6-Dec-2019 08:50
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

When companies don't seem at all interested in potential new customers.

 

"... we need to inform you that our <product of interest> is available only for long term customers and needs to be sold after signing a non disclosure agreement."

 

I suppose I should be grateful for the reply. I've contacted three companies selling this type of product. One didn't reply, one replied saying they will sell to me, but I've had to chase them constantly for specifics (e.g. shipping costs and payment methods). I shouldn't have to make phone calls just to get a reply to an e-mail form weeks earlier.

 

I'll keep looking. Grr.

 

 

I assume this is the shark-head-mounted laser weapon that they won't supply to new customers? 

 

I kind of get it...they're in huge demand at the moment and the existing customer do get priority, with their buying history of other "Evil Genius Inc." products...but yes, it's frustrating when they won't even reply to a web form/email. 

 

I feel your pain...or at least I would if I wasn't wearing my Evil Genius Inc. anti-pain suit. 





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  # 2369429 6-Dec-2019 08:59
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Handsomedan:

 

I assume this is the shark-head-mounted laser weapon that they won't supply to new customers? 

 

 

You're on to me. I think I'll be going outside for a while.

 

It's actually just an electrostatic powder with certain reflective properties I'm wanting. I'm avoiding using the specific terminology so other people searching for it don't find this post about how useless suppliers are instead of useful information.


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  # 2369460 6-Dec-2019 09:55
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

Handsomedan:

 

I assume this is the shark-head-mounted laser weapon that they won't supply to new customers? 

 

 

You're on to me. I think I'll be going outside for a while.

 

It's actually just an electrostatic powder with certain reflective properties I'm wanting. I'm avoiding using the specific terminology so other people searching for it don't find this post about how useless suppliers are instead of useful information.

 

 

I hope its not that super dark black thing that had that artist get all silly about...

 

 





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  # 2369478 6-Dec-2019 10:29
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I hope its not that super dark black thing that had that artist get all silly about...

 

 

Vantablack? No. I'm going for the opposite extreme. Specifically, I want reflective powder coat that will help stop neighbours hitting my grandmother's fence. Reflective tape just doesn't last in that environment. Glass beads poured over a clear coat will probably have to do.


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  # 2369494 6-Dec-2019 10:55
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Buying a few pairs of trousers all the same size then having to wander about all day hitching one of them up because one of them is significantly bigger and looser than the others.

 

Suppose I could just use a belt but its the principle of the thing...

 

Never mind not being able to get trousers of different lengths so I have to roll the bottoms up (at least for us cheap KMart shoppers out there).





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  # 2369526 6-Dec-2019 11:57
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richms:

Geektastic: Ordered some replacement parts for my Aeron chair.

The order 'missed our last delivery for the year' and despite being available ex factory on 28 November, won't now arrive until 12 weeks after that.

They're small parts. Have they never heard of FedEx?!


I assume that is the local distributor that is not getting any more in for the year?



Correct. The idea of customer service appears to run a very distant second to not showing flexibility and initiative.

Computer says no....





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  # 2369529 6-Dec-2019 11:59
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

richms:


I hope its not that super dark black thing that had that artist get all silly about...



Vantablack? No. I'm going for the opposite extreme. Specifically, I want reflective powder coat that will help stop neighbours hitting my grandmother's fence. Reflective tape just doesn't last in that environment. Glass beads poured over a clear coat will probably have to do.



Try Volvo Life Paint.

You get it at Volvo dealers. It's a clear spray coat that you can't see in daylight but which lights up like a Christmas tree in car headlights.





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