Monday, August 24, 2020

A Whinge

Me whinge or complain? You betcha!

As I mentioned I did buy a new phone, a Samsung Galaxy 10, with the 20 being the newest model. I am always a bit behind with phones. JB HiFi had the new phone on sale for $1,000 but I hesitated and when I returned it had gone up to $1,200. I decided I really must have and need a new phone and if you remember, I had the nice tax return money. When I took the cover off my old phone we discovered the back was cracked. I have no idea how that happened but could account for me having to give the phone a whack to make the camera focus.

Kogan had it for $1,000 online so I ordered it on a Thursday and it arrived on the following Tuesday, delivered by Australia Post parcel service. I'm very happy with the new phone and the just arrived case, a cheap one for $10 until I can buy a better one. Then R noticed my phone on sale online at JB HiFi for $900. There is never a right time to buy.

Upon its arrival I ordered a case as phone case shops were now all closed and it was dispatched using Australia Post mail service on August 13th and arrived today on 24th August. Where has it been? What an appalling postal service. We mailed a birthday card to Sister a week before her birthday and it arrived four days after her birthday. Mother paid for express postage for Sister's card which should mean next day delivery, but it was delivered two days later.

Am I finished? Nope! Today when I paid my credit card, I notice Kogan had charged me $11.99 to be a member of Kogan First Membership. I did not authorise this. I sent a strongly worded complaint to them, insisting it reverse the charge. The only real benefit is free delivery but I buy once in a blue moon from Kogan and paying a monthly charge of $11.99 would be absurd. Furious!

The apartment water saga goes on. Today once again the water was off between 9.30 and 3.30. Over the weekend while our hot water has been boiling hot, the pressure was down to a dribble. It seems we can one or the other, not both. I called the building manager this morning and he promised to plumber would attend and he did at about 5.30 and our water pressure was restored but now the hot water is not hot enough for a shower unless we turn the bath hot water tap on as well. R is ballistic over it all and I am very annoyed that the plumber did the job but did not check with us that all was ok.

20 comments:

  1. Well, now that you've got that off your chest...sunny days ahead! :)

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  2. I am noticing that little things are really ticking me off during this whole Covid-19 thing!
    The only thing I belong to are Amazon Prime and BJ's (a wholesale club) Aside from that, forget it.
    We once had no hot water here for two weeks. There was Little House on the Prairie Maribeth, boiling pots of water on the stove so she could bathe. Ugh. I hate to even recall. Must have decent water.
    They're making a big stink here in the USA about the mail system. To be very honest, it is not that bad at all. I have a Post Office Box and have never had a problem. Don't believe all that you hear about the US Postal Service.
    Jack is angry each day about something new. I am using my headphones to block him out.

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    1. Maribeth, that may be us tomorrow. Well at least we can have a hot bath. All was not what it seemed with reports about the US postal system. Keep on with your headphones.

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  3. Happy Days are here again:). Glad it’s you and not me!
    Just breathe!

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    1. Cathy, first world problems. Just getting stuff off my chest.

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  4. I had a Samsung a couple of phones ago, I really liked it. Once I buy, I stop looking at prices. Otherwise my head explodes.

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    1. Travel, I don't look either but R saw the price. What phone do you now have? Have you gone to the Devil?

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  5. Every right to whinge. What a nerve taking a monthly fee without your agreement. I need to sort out my phone but I don't have the energy needed.

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    1. Marie, with my new phone, I have lost my Whatsapps contacts. Yeah, I didn't back them up. So please send me a message and tell me what is wrong and why you have no energy. Luv ya.

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  6. I find contacting the credit card company is the best way to reverse unwanted charges.
    Our water is being turned off on Wednesday, hopefully that goes well.
    A good whinge is enjoyable once in a while.

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    1. Jackie, that will be what I do if the charge is not reversed.

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  7. It pays to check your bank account details carefully. Some bast*rds just hope we don't notice!

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    1. Cro, I am sure it happens often that people miss things like that.

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  8. Well I never about your water. What is wrong with the plumber, surly he could fix the problem but I expect you have said this and not having water at all is a big problem within itself. Do hope you can get it all fixed and rounded off.
    As for Kogan, the cheek...never bought anything from them.

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    1. Margaret, Kogan has been ok in the past.

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  9. I am a firm believer in 'give us this day our daily whinge'. It prevents me bottling irritations backing up and then exploding - often inappropriately.
    And yes, I would have been irritated with all of the things that beset you. Very.

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    1. EC, yes, my why of getting things off my chest.

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  10. I'd be ballistic over the water issue too after all this time and all the faffing around. I was at the Kogan website myself recently after a friend recommended the site for something and the item I was looking for was out of stock. Now I'm happy to have dodged a bullet there, if they'd signed me up like they did you. Bad salesmanship that is.
    I'm having a good laugh over your phone prices dilemma. Next time, just ask the JBHifi assistant if there will be another sale soon and can he set aside a phone for you, and a case too. They have sales all the time and maybe you have to wait a few days, but that won't kill you.

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  11. Good to get it off your chest Andrew 😉 I can't believe that Kogan did that, I would have been furious also! We are about to start a bathroom renovation, I predict already many frustrating plumbing moments 😊

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