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Category Archives: Consumer

My little steps towards managing trash

Yes, it’s been a long time since I posted! Yesterday, a friend asked me to share with her a list of all the green things I’ve adopted, so she can … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

My NEW Samsung microwave leaks radiation!

I got it from Amazon about 10 days ago. First of all, I was disappointed with the tacky alignment of the door in relation to the control panel. See pictures … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Loyalty points: lapses in communication

Good news travels slowly; bad news has wings. All these days, I desisted from writing about my once-positive experience with my print shop — for good reason: I did not … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Purchasing land in Bangalore: lessons learnt

As a consumer, when you decide to buy a product or service, if you check around at three or more places, you begin to get wiser. And that’s precisely what … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

ICICI credit card recovery agents wake up after over 3 years

My dad held an ICICI credit card from around 2006 to 2012. Initially, the card number was xxxx. Later, around 2010, they brought in some enhancements so they replaced it … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

How to piss off a customer

Three weeks ago, I went to the Costa Coffee outlet. My post on their Facebook timeline explains what transpired: “TERRIBLE! I went to Costa’s on Church Street (Bangalore) yesterday. I … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Amazingly prompt delivery from Croma

No, I’ve not been bribed to write this! It’s just that I keep criticizing things, so it’s only fair when I find something noteworthy. Since nothing exciting was happening in … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

eBay finally sends the voucher!

Well, finally, I got the voucher from eBay India. (The history of this saga is here.) This voucher arrived after I relentlessly:   a) Posted on eBay India’s Facebook wall … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The eBay India Saga – Contd.

(Part 1 of the post is here.) Great! In fact, I already have another voucher (via Vodafone) from eBay, offering me 7% or Rs. 750 off (whichever is lower), regardless … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Backdoor Survey by eBay India

I’ve bought stuff from eBay India in the past. A few months ago,  when I bought something on that site, two days after the item had been delivered to me, … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

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