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Not just on one electronic. My laptop and phone went down at the same time. Without my phone, my tablet was also worthless. Major Electronic
Did you miss me? I wonder if anyone online missed me. We are all so busy in our own little worlds, I wonder if we even know when someone’s been missing online (and sometimes in real time) for days.
I dropped my laptop, broke the screen (sniffle). Ye-Gads
It was still under full warranty, but it was a nightmare trying to get it ready to be mailed off. Serial numbers and model numbers are always on the back of the laptop, yes? No. There was a model number, but it wasn’t the same as the one they had on record. So I began calling HH Gregg. I say began calling because it took several calls to get it all straightened out. I won’t go into detail here, but if you want to know more just let me know. I did have a very nice person on the phone who worked with me and finally got everything sorted out between my laptop and the warranty folks. He even said he’d print out the return label and mail it for me. When I went into the store to give him my laptop, he wasn’t there. I informed the other man that James had left the label and the box for me in the office. The man begrudgingly went to the office and came back with a large box, I handed him my laptop, but he didn’t grasp it. He said they would not mail it for me. Again briefly, I ended up buying a box for $16.00 to access the free return. The laptop is on its way.
The phone was also a nightmare. I was not sure what I wanted perhaps a newer version of the one I had. It just so happened the Note 5 had all the same features, and the lady said they were running a special. No contract, and for $150.00 I could get that phone and the case. I was jubilant. Went home and started downloading my favorite. The next day at church I went to take a photo and got the message–not enough memory. Back to the phone store, we went right after church. Turns out, there is only 32 gigabytes total, not expandable. Got a different phone, take it home upload my favorite apps, search for a way to cast or mirror it to my Smart TV, it was not compatible, plus the cord was not a USB cord so I would not be able to hook it to my laptop. So I return the third time.
“Forget it!” Frustration oozed from my very being. “Just reactivate my husband’s old phone with my number, and I do not want to be charged another restocking fee!” The manager stepped in and got us new phones that we are so far, happy with, but as we were leaving. He says this will only slightly increase our bill by $30.00 each. To me, $60.00 more a month is more than slightly, plus we had already paid $300.00. Had to go, we stopped in there on our way to the truck. Ran out of time. I hope I never have another Electronic Failure, but I’m sure I will.
Years ago, (yes when dinosaurs walked the earth), phones were for phone calls, the Internet was dial.up, and even if it was slow, (turn it on, make a cup.of coffee, wash the dishes before it connected)but, there were no ads, no popups, and if something didn’t work right it was an easier fix. I was so much more productive, only worked two games of solitaire before I got down to business. I was so much calmer.
How’s your electronic life? How’s your frustration level? What makes you scream Ye-Gads?
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