February 19th, 2008

centipede

my obsession with pendant watches

ok, so I went looking for pendant watches, and I found out about Marc by Marc Jacobs watches.  There's like a whole bunch of different styles, so I went a little crazy, and I've bought several of these watches from different places.  I got a couple from Bloomingdales online, and one from Macys in NYC, and another from kitson online.  Kitson was the only place I could find one I especially wanted - a mousie!

Every single watch I've gotten has come with a box and a pouch.  They're really nice and have the MJ logo on them and stuff.  I really like the boxes and pouches - they add to the experience, the luxury of the whole thing.  I dunno, maybe I'm being silly, but it seems like part of the experience to me.

kitson's watch came to me today... with no box... and no pouch... it came with a kitson box - a generic white box I could buy from any jewelry supply, but it has a kitson sticker on it.  *sigh*  I paid full retail price for this, plus shipping.

Anyway, I called kitson, and they were like, "that's how we ship them".  No explanation, no offer to locate a REAL MJ box, nothing.  Just general indifference.  The guy on the phone was nice about it, but still, no actual knowledge, apart from an email address to their buyer.  Called Marc Jacobs corporate and was told THEY DONT SELL TO KITSON.  And the guy on their phone line was kinda terse about the whole thing, and very indifferent about the idea that somebody's out there selling their merchandise without the stuff that's supposed to come with it.

I sent email to the buyer at kitson, and to the ladies line sales manager in the US regarding the issue, and i'm waiting for an answer. 

am I being silly?  I guess I can store the watch in one of the other boxes with another watch, but I feel like the box/pouch is part of the value of what I paid. 

It's not a fake.  I've got four MJ watches already and I know what to look for.  I'm just annoyed about the box and pouch, that's all. 
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Ca-Ma-Ro

Freecreditreport.com BS

So I signed up for a paid membership a while ago. My fault for choosing that instead of the one-time free report that I had intended upon. I have no expectations of refunds or anything, as I was the dumbass who signed up, I just want to stop paying $15/mo for something I don't use.

I call...

*32 minutes of being on hold, from 8:30-9:02, this is important*
Fast-talking Call Center Woman: HellocanIhelpyou?
Me: Hi, yes, I'd like to cancel my account.
CCW: OkayandcanIhaveyoursocialsecurityandblahblahblahverificationinformation
Me: *provides*
CCW: And why would you like to cancel?
Me: Well, I don't really want it, I mean I haven't even logged into it in months.
CCW: OH!Well,gotothemain site.
Me: *does so* Okay...
CCW: Now click "Login."
Me: *does so* Alright...
CCW: Nowenterallofyourinformation.
Me: *does so* Alright, I don't really see how--
CCW: Andareyouonthemainpage?
Me: Yeah, but--
CCW: Thereyougo!That'showyouloginGOODNIGHT!*click*
Me: But I--*realizes he's been hung up upon*--$&@#!!!!

I called back, and got...

"Thank you for calling Experian. Our offices are closed, please try again tomorrow."
For Christ's sake, I wasn't being passive aggressive, I really wanted to cancel my account. It's not much of a suck, I'll figure it out tomorrow, but I didn't even get a chance to say anything!
Argh!

Fucking NSA!

I posted about this here, nearly three months ago.

This "collections" company, North Shore Agency Inc, after being quiet for months, sent me another "notice" about how I need to pay them 12.95 that I don't fucking owe them. They continue to claim that this is from the Rolling Stone magazine subscription I have.

In December, I contacted Rolling Stone and through a series of e-mails, told them I was paid on my account until August 2009, and that I didn't owe them money. Rolling Stone agreed that I didn't owe them money and that I was paid up until 2009. Just to be safe, I paid for another six months, which came to about ten dollars. And all was silent. Three blissful months.

Then today, another notice. It's the most unprofessional notice too. When I google them, it looks like they are a complete scam. They're being sued in a class action lawsuit. I know for a FACT that I owe no one money, and they don't have my SSN or my Rolling Stone subscription number, so I'm pretty sure this is bogus. I'm just infuriated I keep recieving these notices. I sent off another e-mail to Rolling Stone, asking them to contact this company and tell them I don't owe them anything. I'm considering this to be harrasment, basically.

I don't know what else I can do. The number on the notice is just a "pay now" message, without any way to talk to a real human being, and the postings I've read online say that people's letters to them have been returned as undeliverable. Do I just have to grin and bare it while they keep sending me notices for a debt (of tweleve fucking dollars!) that I don't owe?

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