Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #1202: “Sweep it under the Rug Why don'tcha”
#1202: “Sweep it under the Rug Why don'tcha”

[09:31] *** Mon Jul 30 2007 - LOGGING START ***
[09:31] *** Now talking in #suburbansenshi
[09:31] *** Topic is - As seen on TV -
[09:31] *** Set by [gTV]C'est_la_V on Mon Jul 30 09:31 2007

[09:32] <IrnChef_Jovian> But you never let them score the home run the first time
[09:32] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Moh!
[09:32] <IrnChef_Jovian> What is it, Minako-chan?
[09:33] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> So I decided to do something nice for my mother
[09:33] <=^catablanca^=> LOL there's a first
[09:33] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> - Shut up, Artemis -
[09:34] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> and I'm watching TV, and I see an ad for Swivel Sweeper
[09:34] <IrnChef_Jovian> Looks interesting
[09:35] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> It's a bunch of crap... they tell you if you buy one you get one free, just pay the shipping on the second one
[09:35] <=^catablanca^=> That doesn't sound too bad
[09:36] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Except each unit goes for $19.99 right
[09:36] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> And the shipping on EACH unit is around 15 dollars.
[09:36] <IrnChef_Jovian> ... the hell that's almost the cost of one whole unit.
[09:36] <=^catablanca^=> So Mina, why did you go through with the order?
[09:37] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> TELL ME ABOUT IT, Mako-chan!
[09:37] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Because, Artemis, they show you the shipping charge for _one_ unit.
[09:37] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> And they don't give you a page that summarizes your order before you buy,
[09:38] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> and they CHARGE your CARD when you think you're clicking prior to an order confirmation page!!
[09:38] <IrnChef_Jovian> Huh?
[09:39] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> It's like... "You will be done with your order after answering these two simple questions... 1- do you want extra batteries @ [price + shipping] Y/N" then I clicked no and then it said "do you want extra heads for the sweeper at [price etc] Y/N" and I said yes
[09:40] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> But then, instead of asking me to CONFIRM all this, they go ahead and CHARGE me. So for a unit that costs $19.99 + $7.99 for the extra heads I AM PAYING EIGHTY DOLLARS!!!
[09:40] <=^catablanca^=> _Ouch_, Mina!
[09:40] <IrnChef_Jovian> Yeah...
[09:41] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> And then to top it all off I found this site :<
[09:41] <IrnChef_Jovian> ... oh man.
[09:42] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> And then mom got mad at me for ordering without using the phone, because she thought that if I had then I'd have talked to a real person and could have cancelled-- except if you read the site herem, it turns out you're just talking to a computer!
[09:42] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> MOH.
[09:42] <=^catablanca^=> You can cancel the charge on the card and return the merchandise..?
[09:42] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> And pay MORE Shipping!? Screw it.
[09:42] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Mama better be happy with this stuff ><
[09:43] * [gTV]C'est_la_V is away: k[BLEEP]oyaro Swivel Sweeper no [BLEEP] [BLEEP] [BLEEP]
[09:43] *** Disconnected
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