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Online Shopping Horror Stories ($250 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!)

It seems only fitting with Halloween just a few days away to talk about online shopping “horror” stories. I’m sure many readers know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m sure everyone has had a case of “buyers remorse” from an online purchase from time to time.

I’m working with American Express on a Savvy Online Shopper program with the intention of helping to educate online shoppers on how they can stay smart online. The primary goal of this program is to educate people about making smart online shopping choices. I seriously wish that I had some smart online shopping tips that could have helped me to avoid wasting a lot of money on purchases that I really regretted.

Next week I’ll provide readers with some online shopping tips as well as my Top 5 Fall “Must Haves”. Look for that post next Wednesday (November 2, 2011).

Sadly I have had several online shopping “horror” stories over the years. I tend to do most of my shopping online. I’m not a fan of waiting on long lines to check out our going store-to-store at the mall. I like to get all my shopping done from the comfort of my home. Most especially holiday shopping too. Crowded malls stress me out.

One online purchase I made many years ago was off of Ebay. I was foolish because I didn’t read the seller’s feedback comments. There was a DVD I really wanted to have and I never gave any thought to how reputable the seller was. All I know is that I wanted the movie and he was selling it for an outrageously low price (that should have been a red flag!).

The movie was “A Walk to Remember“. That was the first movie my husband and I saw together, without the kids. It was the first time we left the kids with a baby sitter (Grandpa & Grandma). It was a huge step for us (even though I called home constantly to check up on the kids).

I thought it would be a romantic gesture to buy the VHS tape for my husband (pre-DVD days). Back then VHS movies were still on the pricey side (long before they ended up in the $1 bins).

 

When the movie arrived I was a bit surprsed that the cover wasn’t a regular VHS cover. It was a plain plastic case with no photos. The VHS tape it’s self had no writing on it. It looked like a tape that someone filmed their home movies on. I was a bit concerned but I figured it was too late at that point. I wanted to give it to my husband for our anniversary.

My husband was thrilled that I thought to give him that movie. That night after the kids went to bed we wanted to watch the movie and cuddle.

OH MY GOODNESS! It was then that I learned why the movie was so cheap. It was a bootleg copy and a really bad one at that! I was mortified!

My husband couldn’t stop laughing. Who ever filmed it did a horrible job. The camera was all over the place. At one point it was filming just the elbow of one of the on screen actors.

Lesson learned – always read the feedback! And like the old saying goes, “If it sounds too good to be true – it is!”.

Another time I spent HUNDREDS on a home business program. It came with software, samples, business forms, and a box full of things to get you started. After I received the program I realized that there is no way an average person would ever profit a dime.

I never opened up the packages or the software. I just read the manual (which was not sealed). I realized the proram was a total waste of money, so I contacted the company to ask to return the program for a refund. They refused to do it because of the software. Even though I never opened it they said once the package it’s self (meaning the box everything came in) was opened nothing could be returned and there was no refunds. The only way I could have received a refund is if I took the box back to the post office with it’s original seal still in tact.

Ugh! I was out HUNDREDS of dollars.

As you can see, it’s not uncommon for people to make big mistakes or have horrible online shopping experiences. The trick is to be smart when shopping online so you don’t get suckered into SCAMS or purchases you’ll regret.

This is where you, my readers, come in. I need for you to share with me and American Express your biggest online shopping mistake.

To encourage you to participate American Express is letting me giveaway a $250 American Express (AMEX) gift card. Or the winner is welcome to choose $250 worth of products from the Membership Rewards website (www.MembershipRewards.com), or any combination of the two (merchandise and gift card totalling up to $250). Thank you American Express!

** Next week I’ll give you another option for an extra entry.         Stay tuned! **

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 8, 2011 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name and mailing address (no PO Box), and phone number. Failure to do so will result in a new winner will be chosen in their place.

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Kimberly

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly works with school aged children doing before/after school care. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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  1. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says:

    I bought a16 set of dishes and meant to get 2 sets and I wish I would have found all those amazing blogging sites first- because I probably would have gotten a better deal

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  5. I haven’t made too many horrible online shopping mistakes, because I try to be very cautious about such things. However, when I was a teenager I did make a few mistakes on ebay. I bought some jewelry which looked nice in the pictures, but ended up being really cheap and tacky looking, and an Xbox game that just plain didn’t work at all. Didn’t get refunds, so I was out probably $75 or so on those purchases. Live and learn!

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  9. My biggest online shopping mistake was buying from an online catalog without reading all the details about the item. When it arrived, it was not what I expected at all (even the photos deceived me!) It cost me about $22 to buy and the catalog would not reimburse me for the cost to mail it back to them – $17!! It wasn’t worth it to send it back for just $5!

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  16. One of my biggest online shopping mistakes was on eBay. I found Disney’s Alice in Wonderland on DVD super cheap! (Like you said, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!) When it arrived, the cover looked fake… and written in Chinese! Turns out it was a bootleg copy from Taiwan! Everything is in Chinese, so it took me forever to figure out the menu to find the subtitles and language menu to switch it to English. But, hey – I can listen to the Mad Hatter sing “A Very Merry Unbirthday” in Mandarin or Cantonese! *Always make sure to take note where items are shipping from!!!! 😉

  17. The first vacation I ever booked by shopping online was such a MONDO disaster, that I switched back to a travel agent for many years, it took a long time before I trusted online travel sites again and tried booking a full trip online. Do your research VERY carefully my friends!

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  25. Jessie C. says:

    My biggest online shopping mistake was not searching for codes and using cash back before making the purchase during holiday seasons.
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  35. I was buying some clothes online and pressed “buy” button three times by accident. My card was charged three times and I had to call the bank to resolve that issue.

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  40. Tracy Robertson says:

    My biggest online shopping mistake was buying a couple of things online (including virus protection, which is a must, right?) then about a week later the credit card company notified me that someone was making charges on my card in another country!

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  44. racingjourno says:

    Recently purchased a dash mount for my cell phone from an oline auction site. Product arrived unassembled and missing instructions.

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  46. No horrible mistakes to report. I did once accidentally mail something to the wrong place though!! 🙂

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  52. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I have learned the long and hard way to look at the measurements for garments rather than relying on the size number! I love to shop online, but in the early days, I had to return so many articles of clothing due to mistakes in size.

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  56. simplydab says:

    My biggest mistake was paying with an echeck to a vendor I’d never heard of before. I never got my merchandise and aa few months later I got suspicious checks going through my bank account – it took over a month to unwind all the damage done.

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  58. sherri crawford says:

    i can’t really say i’ve made any mistakes because i don’t buy online but reading other commenter’s mistakes i think i will start shopping online—not!

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  61. Charlotte Varner says:

    I’ve had quite a few bad experiences such as this one time in particular. I had ordered from Ebay before so I didn’t think much about it. This guy offered a computer software that I needed and I thought well that’s a great price because it’s 50% off from where I was going to buy it. The guy seemed pretty legit so I placed my order. I was excited about opening the package…what did I find? A blank music CD ( I tried it in the cd player!) I literally broke down in tears and didn’t want to tell my hubby what happened. I felt belittle, angry, disgusted, and knew that I had just been completely taken advantage of. I eventually had to tell my hubby who was pretty mad but he said, “That’s why I tell you not to mess with Ebay and just go to a store!!” Now I don’t really buy anything from Ebay especially that pricey. I’ve also had companies mislead their products and really not be what their describing or the quantity I thought it was. Other times I have companies send me the product but either in a different color or design. Some of them have problems returning the product because of their return policy and regulations. I’m just really scared of ordering something HUGE like my hubby wanting a 52″ HDTV for Christmas. I’m afraid something is going to go wrong and I’ll be the one paying for it. I’ve slowed down my online shopping because of the scams and such. Oh yeah another big thing is alot of companies offer discounts, or promotional codes and say you can use it on this or B1G1 but when it comes down to it, it’s not 100% true or they don’t fulfill their commitment like they should!!

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  69. amy pugmire says:

    I let me 12 month old hold my debit card to keep her quiet and it was gone in a matter or minutes.

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  76. My biggest errors are purchasing items that don’t fit, and then not taking the time to return them. I can think of 3 dresses in my closet that I bought online that were not the right size.

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  78. I bought a raincoat online thinking it was the right size, but ended up being too big…unfortunately the shipping to return it is as much as the coat is, so it will probably end up at the resale shop :-/

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  84. My biggest online shopping mistake was using my debit card for a Paypal purchase, instead of a credit card. My Paypal account was hacked into and my checking account was raided.

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  91. Misty VanEpps says:

    Wow. I have never had such a horror story like yours with the home business thing or the movie, but I think ordering things online and being double charged and my credit card number being stolen has happened to me. Then having to fight with the card holder to fix it or at least help me fix it and them not even attempting to help me.
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  97. My biggest online mistake was not researching a company well enough. They sold products that were not what they looked for. We could not return things and were out money. Good thing was we only bought two items to see if we liked their service.

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  103. I once ordered an expensive set of knives online… and the company shipped and charged me for 4 sets!!!

  104. Honestly, I’ve had great success with online shopping. I did have a bad experience with an ebay seller who never sent the product, but fortunately, Paypal resolved that for me quickly and it wasn’t even a headache! Nice and easy!

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  113. Stephanie Phelps says:

    My online mistake was buying a pure on ebay and that was the nastiest grungiest purse ever! I was so sad!

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  117. I bought some shoes for the grandkids and my daughter in law told me all the sizes. It was a great deal! When we got the shoes they didn’t fit and they were the right sizes. Costs too much to ship back because of the weight. We just kept them and put them out for the yard sale. Better to buy shoes at the store.

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  124. Buying something with express shipping that was then sent slow shipping.

  125. Rebecca Shockley says:

    My biggest online shopping mistake would have to be when I purchased shoes for all 5 of my kids. The shoes online were much more to our liking then the in store ones, we ordered the right sizes and even sized up for a couple of the kids, but when the shopes arrives, they were ALL small. We were very disappointed!

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  132. Allison L. says:

    Fortunately I haven’t made any major online shopping mistakes. I think the main thing to look out for is if “deals” are really deals after shipping costs. Plus you have to be sure you read the fine print and know that what is pictured is what you are actually ordering. It can be tricky when ordering online and not having items to see before purchasing.

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    I bought what I though were great headphones for my iPod for when I run. Well the site listed all these bells and whistles, won’t fall out when I’m running, comfy for all ear shapes,etc. Well I was super excited to be getting these in the mail, when they came they looked like they were not new at all. The actual ear pieces had grooves like someone had been bored and decided to cut the ear pieces. They obviously were not new and had been very abused. I was so grossed out and dissapointed 😛

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  141. Browsing Designer jeans on ebay late at night…buying them all sketchy and then they don’t fit!! I could have just bought one decent pair in person rather than wasted my money like that on sooo many pairs all cheap!

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  145. I’m terrible with checking size charts! Sometimes I’ll go to order my kids something and order them say a size medium, not realizing it’s a toddler size medium or something like that. it’s a bummer when you get something in the mail that isn’t even close!

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    I went to my online banking account the next day and found I was locked out, (not that the password had been changed, I was completely unable to access it). The bank’s software prevents anyone from getting access after three failed attempts at the password. I called the bank. We went over every transaction for the previous week. Fortunately, they never got past the password screen. It dawned on me they were trying to get personal information from me on the phone that they could use to convince the bank they were me and let them into the account.

    This whole attempt was lame. I don’t have that much money in my account and I don’t use credit of any kind. They would have gotten access to a couple of hundred dollars for a lot of work.

    I emailed the software company in Australia and told them there server had been hacked. The two of us followed the hack, but couldn’t find the source. We ended up agreeing it was in the payment processor’s server.

    Actually, this is the only ‘bad’ experience I’ve had with online shopping – and I used to buy a lot of stuff on eBay. I got products on eBay that didn’t match what the seller advertised a couple of times, but both times the sellers fell all over themselves giving me my money back…

  176. my online horror story is that my mother in law bought a gift for me when my husband and I got married – it was lingerie that she ordered from a web store. It was embarassing to open but not too bad. Months later, I used the same box to give a gift to my father in law for his birthday and oops… there were still very small panties hidden under some tissue paper that i didn’t see until he opened the gift!

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  189. Colleen Turner says:

    Oh my gosh! Last Christmas my husband and I bought a lot of toys for our son from Target. We shopped both the Target store and their online website. One of the toys my son was CRAZY about wanting was a set of large Toy Story 3 dolls (action figures?) that were really expensive in the store but we found as an online sale for much cheaper the day after Thanksgiving. My husband did the online ordering in the wee hours of the morning while I went into the store when it opened at like 4 in the morning. Well, the toy that my son really wanted never came in and I could not find any shipping information on it other than it left the warehouse. When I called to find out about where it was they said they had no idea and they had no more in stock for shipping. When I asked if I could go pick it up in store for the discounted price they said no, the online and in store Targets are completely different and they could not give me the online price in store. They said they could refund my money but it would take some time to be put back on my card. So basically I had to wait to get my money back and I was out a toy unless I wanted to spend more money. Needless to say I was not happy!

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  194. The biggest mistake I have made is impulse buying. I have bought it online without looking around.

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  197. jessica edwards says:

    never having seen the objects im ordering in person first

  198. Placed an order for some sort of diet supplement on a trial basis for really cheap. Apparently you had one week to cancel further shipments, unfortunately the product arrived two weeks after ordering so I wasn’t aware of the small print until the product arrived – the next shipment came with a bill for $86!
    Luckily our credit card company took care of the mess.

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  211. my biggest online shopping mistake was not paying attention to the shipping cost and having to pay more in shipping then the actual items!

  212. GrandmaAllen says:

    My biggest online shopping mistake was buying what was listed as a Russian doll from an auction site. It was not what I expected and was a waste of money. I still have the doll in it’s box.

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  219. Margaret Smith says:

    My biggest online shopping mistake was a purchase that I made for a Kitchenaid stand mixer. I purchased it through Amazon. When after I didn’t receive it, I spoke to Amazon and found out that it was actually sold by an outside vendor that sells through Amazon. The vendor had given me a tracking number, no method of shipping and the tracking number didn’t go with any shipper that I could think of. I sent them a number of emails, with no reply. Turned out, when I called amazon, they informed me that they were getting a number of complaints simular to mine. Amazon was wonderful and refunded my money immediately and even shipped me the stand mixer I wanted at a reduce cost. Turned out that I learned that Amazon fortunately is a wonderful company and stands behind their sales and products.
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  225. I bought Acai Berry(diet pill) on line a few years ago, and it was all a scam, thye never sent the pills ,but continued to charge my mastercard each month. I finally had to get a new card. Beware of scam artists!!

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  229. I had a bad experience with an eBay seller once. He sent a product different than what he described, then left negative feedback for me for no reason. Fortunately, eBay worked with me to fix everything.

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  231. Bought an adapter for one of my electronics… I didn’t look at the specifications close enough, and when I got it, it didn’t fit. Lesson learned.
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  232. Patti Hess says:

    My biggest mistake was not getting enough stationary printed up before the company went out of business. That made me mad

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  236. Adrienne gordon says:

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  237. The biggest online shopping mistake I ever made was buying clothes on a website and my CC info was hacked

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  241. Imnotarunner says:

    I thought i scored a great deal on a designer pair of jeans, when i got it i realized they were knockoffs, lesson learned if the deal is too good to be true it probably is.

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  247. My biggest online shopping mistake would have to be when I keep forgetting to log into and shop through a cash back site.

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  255. Shannon Morris says:

    When I first discovered eBay i decided I needed a roles and if course I bought a fake one, just thinking it was inexpensive because it was used. I definitely learnedvmy lesson

  256. Michelle S says:

    My biggest mistake was buying postage stamps from a site online. I didn’t have any trouble with the stamps, but in the process my CC info was stolen and used to purchase $2000 in items. Luckily my CC company caught it and all was resolved. That was right at Christmas and I had to wait for a new card to buy gifts!

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  265. With as much online shopping as I do (I prefer it over in-store, like you), I am surprised that I haven’t had too many horrific experiences. One though, also involved eBay. I don’t change my passwords often like I should and someone hacked into my account. I did not answer one of those phony emails- it was legitimately hacked. The person had the account’s messages re-routed to their own email address (a big mistake for them because I saw it, ha!) and changed the seller & customer info and everything. They also were then linked to my Paypal. They ended up ordering 4 cell phones worth over $1200 on my account!! My bank called to ask why I was buying that much worth of cell phones w/o that money in my account & that’s how we knew the fraud was happening. It was all resolved quickly but wow, the nerve of some people.

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  273. I have forgotten to look for a coupon code and overpaid by quite a bit when I didn’t need to. Ugh! Thank you for the giveaway!

  274. My Biggest online shopping mistake had to have been shopping with a site called diapersdirect.com. It was a horrific experience. You couldn’t get your orders or anyone to respond because it apparently was 3 guys who started a site, had their site put on groupon, took thousands of orders and couldn’t fill them. I had to fight with groupon to get my money back then I had to fight with them to get my money back and needless to say if I ever waited for them to send me my diapers I would have never gotten them!

  275. I once was buying something as a surprise for someone, and accidentally sent them not only the product, by the bill, through e-mail. Ugh.

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  283. Not reading the reviews of the companies. Every time something has not been right I should have read the reviews to see how unreliable they are.

  284. melissa pruitt says:

    i bought a dog house online and then i saw a cheaper one!! lol

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  289. My biggest shopping mistake was when I bought a dishwasher online. It was about 6 years ago and I guess the store wasn’t quite set up for online orders. There were all kinds of questions and issues and I ended up with a new dishwasher but it wasn’t the one I originally ordered.

  290. OK, so this was like 2 weeks ago.. We had a Lego GC from my MIL we have had for like years now, It was only $10 and only good at LegoLand (no way, too $$) or Lego.com…Not having worked since March, we were hoping to come across a Clearance item and use the rest for shipping. I did a sort by price, found a Lego mini figure set (or so I thought) for 3.99 + ship (9.87 total) I was so excited by this, I went right to my Lil one (6) and proclaimed my Internet Shopping/saving savvy and her birthday was saved!! so we ordered, waited and the day came, It arrived…..well, It turns out, it wasn’t the set at all, it was a “random” figure out of the set….she got 1 MINI Lego Guy after I had built up a ARMY of Lego men/woman coming to the house…In tears, she said…”its OK mom, maybe they are each coming by themselves…” 🙁 heart broken I was….Its OK tho, we went to TRU and let her get more Lego guys…

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  293. my biggest mistake was making a huge purchase and forgetting ebates, costing myself a bunch of cash!

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  297. Melinda Mendy Dinsmore says:

    It wasn’t my mistake, but my hubby’s. He was on Ebay and thought he was “watching” items, but he was using the “buy it now” feature. I wanted to cut his fingers off. LOL Lesson learned, don’t let hubby play on Ebay.

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  302. Justine McD. says:

    I haven’t really had any mistakes. We have learned to be careful with ebay though, not everyone is truthful about their products. I guess my biggest mistake is making sure you get a tracking/delivery confirmation number. I’ve had a couple things never show, and the sender didn’t add a DC # and I was pretty screwed cause neither could prove anything.

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  307. My biggest online shopping mistake was not looking at the ebay salers history before buying over the years I have learned my lesson with that.

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  315. Stephanie Hodges says:

    I rarely buy online, but my sister gave me some free code/money on a website that I can “buy” downloads for music. I used $20 of it. Once you use the last $1, you have to load more money to access the remaining downloads I didn’t get to transfer to my computer. The account pretty much shut down. I was so upset that money was practically wasted and the company pretty much said to load more money or oh well! Needless to say, I told them where to go.

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  324. I was ordering a pair of shoes online. They had this deal that said if you joined their membership for a few bucks, you could get free shipping every time you ordered. I was leery of this and asked an agent online how much would it be every year and if there were any surprise charges. He said it would always be 3 dollars every year and no hidden charges. So a year later, I see they charged me over $50 dollars! I called them and spoke to a representative who was reluctant to help me but finally reimbursed me and cancelled my membership. I will never enter any online membership ever again!

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  332. I ordered a present for my mother-in-law for Christmas (a custom photo calendar) and it was NOT shipped in time. Eeeeek!

  333. my husband bought what was advertised on a farm website and didn’t see it. When he went to get it, it had parts missing and they wouldn’t make it right. It was a very costly mistake

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  340. Cynthia C says:

    I ordered a pair of athletic pants and thought the order didn’t go through, so I tried again and somehow ordered two pair. Requests to customer service went unanswered and I ended up getting them both.

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  348. My biggest online shopping mistake was ordering the wrong size of a complete set of cloth diapers when I was expecting my daughter. I had to pay shipping to exchange them.

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  356. Betsy Hoff says:

    My online shopping disaster happened at Ebay when I bought a Nintendo NES that didn’t work and I wasn’t able to return it because I didn’t read some details that were written very small in the sale page! Oh well- it was $60 lost and I learned a very important lesson!

  357. Betsy Hoff says:

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  360. I bought a TV for my bedroom online and it didn’t work properly and because it was under the size needed for local repair it had to be sent back… Not cheap shipping a TV, even a small one… The TV ended up not being such a good deal…
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  361. Mary Joy Argo says:

    One of my biggest mistakes was buying an expensive item on ebay without checking the seller’s return policy. I ended up spending a lot of money for something that didnt fit and that I couldnt return.

  362. my mistake was only focus on low price but didn’t check credibility of the site, end up paying for nothing.
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  372. EMMA L HORTON says:

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  373. We wanted a quality inflatable boat for fishing as a family. My husband did a lot of research and was very patient in finding the ideal boat for cheap on Amazon. We ordered it from an individual and then waited and traded some odd e-mails with the seller. Two weeks after we get the raft we get a letter from a sporting goods store informing us that the credit card used to buy and ship the boat to us had been stolen. So, now we’re on the hook for paying full price for a boat that someone else stole…still yet to be a resolved problem.

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  378. meggiedarlin says:

    I think I’m in the middle of one now. I’m still waiting for the 2nd half of an order I made weeks ago!

  379. Deborah Rosen says:

    I bought three pairs of shoes from an online retailer that’s well-known but whose name I won’t mention. They had a restocking fee if you returned shoes for a refund and while I was concerned about that, their site does say that they’ll exchange for size for free. Well, two of the pairs were way too small, so I sent them back for a larger size. Guess what? All of a sudden they no longer had a larger size in either style and would do nothing besides give me a refund, minus their huge restocking fee. I’ll never do business with them again.

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  385. I thought I bought an iPod on eBay but it was LINKS to buy iPods!!!!

  386. My biggest online error was to use a website that was not secure and my info was available to be hacked. I have now learned to use only trusted sites and sites that use encryption.

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  394. Years ago my husband and I saw an infomercial for some sort of gadget that was supposed to send little electrical impulses to your abdominal muscles, and magically get you a 6 pack without any effort on your part. Honestly, I can’t believe we fell for it – we’re usually not impulse buyers, and really keep our heads about us. Not this time! Of course, the dumb thing didn’t work, and we were out a decent amount of cash…lesson learned!

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  403. I ordered a bunch of accessories for my iPod Touch, but then realized they were compatible with every type of iPod EXCEPT the Touch. That wasn’t clearly labeled on the website and it was really frustrating.

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  405. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I ordered a bog comforter. Paid shipping and everything. Got here…not event he color it was on the catalog. Valled oh yeah they would return it AT MY EXPENSE and still had to pay regular shipping the first time. The comforter was not even close to the same colors. LESSON learned. I spent a fortune on a comforter than never even made it on my bed….
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  410. My biggest online shopping mistakes was buying about a hundred dollars worth of CDs from a third party seller without reading any of the user reviews or comments for his store – it turns out he was making a habit of scamming customers by sending them vinyl LPs instead of CDs and justifying it by stating that his description didn’t specify the format of the disc. It turns out he knew what he was doing – I received all LPs and couldn’t get a refund for them! Lesson learned – always check the ratings and reviews for unknown sellers!

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  419. Katharine D says:

    My biggest mistake was buying from an online vendor without reading the return policy – which basically was no returns. The item arrived damaged and they refused return or replacement of the item. Luckily the credit card backed me up – but it was a process, a learning process

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  432. CareyPlowman says:

    Ok, so 2 years ago i was getting ready to go on a much needed vacation. It was the night before and i was doing some Christmas shopping online. My computer was having big issues and was running full of viruses, including trojans…the worst. Well, I totally lost my brain for a few minutes and placed my order with my debit card. I realized it as soon as I pressed complete order. I seriously was freaking out big time. I had to cancel my card, but needed my money. It was nearing midnight with a 5 am flight. Thankfully I was able to get to the bank to withdrawl money and cancel that card. lol

  433. I honestly don’t think I made that many mistakes when it comes to online shopping-The only thing that comes to mind is I bought a dress for homecoming one year through Ebay and when it come it wasn’t like they described, so I had to send it back. But I did get a full refund, so it wasn’t THAT bad-Just a little inconvenient.

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  458. i bought some stuff off of a small website. I didn’t realize that I didn’t get a refund just a store credit-I’m now stuck with a $200 store credit to a site I would never buy stuff from.

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  489. I bought a whole bunch of clothes without looking at the sizing guided. Everything was too big and I couldn’t return it.

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  498. Great story! LOL

    My worst shopping experience was actually when the tables were turned and I was the seller. I sold some of my digital goods and accepted payment via paypal. The buyer claimed he/she did not receive any goods then the reported card stolen after the file was sent. Pay pal refunded the $400 and they ran off with the goods. Apparently pay pal favors the buyers and I should have snail mailed him/her the “goods” with a post office tracking number. Lived and learned and ditched pay pal for ripping me off!

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  506. My biggest mistake has been not being diligent about returning items that don’t fit right.

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  511. Debbie Stanton says:

    my biggest on-line shopping mistake was bidding and winning an item and when I received it, it was not in very good condition and smelled like cigarette smoke… totally wasted my money as I could not use it for my baby with it smelling and i learned that sometimes, buying new is cost-effective.

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  526. My biggest online shopping mistake was a huge armoire. The delivery was a nightmare! One driver, no helper and no dolly! Plus he said he wasn’t allowed to help get it into the house unless I paid him $25 cash. My husband was on a business trip and thankfully my neighbor was home and had a dolly. He talked the guy into helping him get into the house. Never will I buy furniture online!
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  548. Hello, It was an ebay purchase for an exclusive playmobile Simpson figure and like you I got took. There was nothing exclusive about it, there was some stupid printed thing the guy did with the exclusivity, I guess it really was exclusive, exclusive to only that seller. Needless to say he got some bad feedback. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  564. In 2004 I was planning on getting married. I was on a budget, new to the internet and decided to try and order a wedding dress online. It required taking my own measurements and sending them. Apparently the person must have been dyslexic as my 34 inch waist came out to be 43 and the dress just hung on me. It of course was non refundable and my limited budget was 800.00 less.

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  573. I once ordered an Ipod off Ebay. I paid with my home address but asked them to ship it to my dad’s address in California since I was going to be there when the item arrived and I REALLY wanted it for the flight home to Chicago. However, I never received it. I was super young then and had no idea what to do to complain about it…so I never did receive my Ipod =( Sad day.

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  586. My biggest online shopping mistake is forgetting to consider the shipping charges on the total purchase amount.

  587. My biggest online mistake was not looking at other stores to see if I could of got what I wanted cheaper. I jumped the gun and bought something I wanted and then the next day was surfing the web and found it $10 cheaper and with free shipping. Now I try my hardest to check around all the places I can (and only shop at the ones that I think are trustworthy).

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  593. my biggest online mistake was ordering something from the cheapest site but not paying attention to their ratings. I ended up waiting a very long time to receive the product and then when I did get it, it was broken, felt ripped off

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    The biggest online shopping mistake I made was ordering perishable food from a not so reputable source. when I received it , the expiration date was months ago. yikes!!

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    My biggest online shopping mistake was misreading an auction on ebay. I’m still not totally clear on if I actually misread it or if the auction was purposely misleading because I am usually very careful to make sure I thoroughly read the details. Live and learn.

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  622. My biggest mistake was finding a great deal on denim overalls and ordering 3 pair….all in the wrong size. Took forever to straighten that one out.

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  635. I guess the biggest mistake I made was for some ski equipment on ebay. The description was completely different
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  640. kelley wood says:

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  649. Lindley A says:

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  663. For me it’s always clothes. They look great on the site, I order my regular sizes and it never fails, it always looks way different in person and never fits right. Usually sending it back costs almost as much as it did to buy it so I usually don’t bother. I have a closet full of online clothes purchases I will never wear. You’d think I would learn wouldn’t you,lol.

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  688. my worst online purchase was booking a hotel online. It turned out to be a grungy, nasty place in a very sketchy neighborhood.

  689. Tracy Robertson says:
  690. I purchased a used Medela Pump from ebay for my daughter. The photos and description of the pump were just what I was looking for and the price was within reason. When I received the shipment it was absolutely horrible. The pump was much older than the one in the photos. We immediately new it was a bad purchase when we plugged it in and turned it on for the first time. There was no suction at all. She could have stayed attached to that pump all day long and never expressed so much as a teaspoon of milk. The seller did include a new setup with tubing, bottles, and such but that wasn’t the problem. The problem was the pump itself. It was huge, heavy, bulky, and worn out. The battle that ensued to get a refund was outrageous. I came very close to seeking legal advise and it was with legal threat that the seller finally agreed to refund my purchase price only, not the shipping cost, and I had to repay to ship the broken, worn out device to her. Needless to say I shipped the pump back to her COD where she had to pay shipping before she could pick up the product. I received a not so nice email from her telling me how I had ripped her off by not paying for shipping it back to her myself. It was not a pretty sight!! Once again it took the threat of legal action for her to finally leave me alone and realize I was not sending her one penny on shipping. AND she got a nasty/bad rating from me on Ebay.

  691. Kim Kelly says:

    My biggest online shopping mistake by far had to be buying concert tickets on craigslist. The guy convinced me that he couldn’t get a paypal account in Canada and that I had to pay Western Union. He got his money but the tickets were never real. I couldn’t even fight it with WU or the bank. I was out hundreds and started throwing furniture. Such is the lure of Depeche Mode at MSG. Live and learn..

  692. Mary Beth Elderton says:
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  694. simplydab says:
  695. Debbie Stanton says:

    tweet.. https://twitter.com/#!/DEBBIE_STANTON/status/131901399817662465

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

  696. Tracy Robertson says:
  697. beth shepherd says:

    My biggest mistake was to wait to long to buy the item and it was shipped late.
    thank you
    tatertot3741@gmail.com

  698. My greatest shopping mistake happens a lot….i forget to pad my order to get free shipping!

  699. Michelle C says:
  700. Debbie Stanton says:

    tweet.. https://twitter.com/#!/DEBBIE_STANTON/status/131932233236881408

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

  701. Booked a trip online-used our AE card thank goodnes. When we arrived at out destination, the pictures in the brochure were nothing like we viewed-imagine that. AE helped us out.

  702. Not getting the right size even though it’s what my kids generally wear. Sizes differ from store to store.

  703. I’m a GFC follower.

  704. I’m an email subscriber.

  705. Tracy Robertson says:
  706. I bought a shower filter replacement cartridge that never fit, still haven’t returned it, it’s laying around the house. Not a huge mistake, but the latest one!

  707. I follow you with GFC

  708. I like you on FB

  709. I like AE on FB

  710. Barbara M says:
  711. simplydab says:
  712. Amanda Starr says:

    Lucky nothing major other than finding a great deal but than shipping is an arm and leg

  713. Amanda Starr says:

    Subscribe to She Scribes

  714. Amanda Starr says:

    Connect with Google Friend Connect

  715. Amanda Starr says:

    “Like” American Express on Facebook

  716. Amanda Starr says:

    “Like” She Scribes on Facebook

  717. Amanda Starr says:

    Follow American Express on Twitter

  718. Amanda Starr says:
  719. OMG!! A few years ago I moved and then ordered about $1000 worth of Christmas presents! I never updated my address on my accounts, they all went to my old address!! What a mess, the family living in our old apartment signed for the boxes and was keeping them. We had ti drive 2 hours to go get them and when we got home found things missing from the boxes! It was a nightmare to get everything back!!

  720. simplydab says:
  721. “Liked” American Express on Facebook, .

  722. – “Liked” She Scribes on Facebook,

  723. – Following American Express on Twitter,

  724. – Following She Scribes on Twitter,

  725. I am pretty careful when I buy online. I buy from Amazon, Walmart, Sams Club, Ebay….etc. I like online shopping 🙂

  726. I am an Email Fan!!!

  727. My biggest online shopping mistakes happened when I ordered a pair of shoes that were sold out just about everywhere, I found a new shop I’ve never shopped with before that had them in stock. I ordered them, got them a week and a half later, only to find out that they didn’t fit. I quickly returned them the next day, but it took the company a month to process my return! By then, it was past the “refund” time and they would only give me store credit, and get this….by then my shoes were out of stock! 🙁 Such an annoying online shopping experience. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  728. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

  729. I RSS subscribe via Yahoo reader.

  730. I like American Express on Facebook (Amber H)

  731. I like you on Facebook (Amber H)

  732. I follow American Express on Twitter (roomofmyown)

  733. Debbie Stanton says:

    tweet.. https://twitter.com/#!/DEBBIE_STANTON/status/132108715884167169

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

  734. I purchased some crazy purchase homes with no money down program and tried to return before the 30 day was up and basically they made it so hard to return that I just gave up and ate the cost i hate that

  735. connect through GFC Nightowlmama

  736. Like AMEX on facebook
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  737. I subscribe to your facebook page

  738. Barbara M says:
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  740. My biggest shopping mistake was when I was shopping at amazon for the digestive advantage supplements for my IBS I found a big box for 35.00 and bought it but when I received it its was 6 years expired . as anyone knows probotics will loose their ability to function if they are to old and these were Old . the seller I bought them from was saying Oh they are still good don’t worry . they were not working so I contacted amazon and they gave me my money back I now ask sellers the exp date an any supplements I buy on amazon

  741. I subscribed under my yahoo box

  742. I liked american express on face book member name Lori alcorn

  743. I liked you on facebook and left you a comment lori alcorn

  744. following american express on twitter

  745. Im following you on twitter and tweeted the folowing
    @lorialcorn2006 Online Shopping Horror Stories ($250 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!) | She Scribes http://www.shescribes.com/2011/10/online-shopping-horror-stories-250-amex-gift-card-giveaway.html/comment-page-47#comment-129431@She_Scribes

  746. I posted about this giveaway on my gather blog here is a link http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980711569

    I have 366 friends on gather and they are all new to blog giveaways so I thought this a great way to get the word out 🙂

  747. I posted a comment on you post about national sandwich day here is that link
    http://www.shescribes.com/2011/11/november-3-2011-national-sandwhich-day.html

  748. Debbie Stanton says:

    tweet.. https://twitter.com/#!/DEBBIE_STANTON/status/132172288513687552

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

  749. The biggest shopping horror I’ve had was when the original Power Rangers were incredibly popular, and my oldest daughter wanted the stuffed, Pink Power Ranger. The yellow one my youngest wanted was no problem to get, but that Pink one was the one everyone wanted. It came down to me and one other woman for the last doll. ut I came home with it!

  750. Tracy Robertson says:
  751. Mary Beth Elderton says:
  752. Christian N says:

    My worst purchase online was a little bit of a nightmare. I was a very very naive ebay member. I decided to buy my sister a smartphone that she really wanted. I saved up as much as I could for a while and looked for one on ebay before christmas. So I was the highest bidder on one, and received it so quickly. I open the package the phone is in perfect condition but no charger or the microSD card the phone comes with were in the box. I rushed to the store to buy the missing pieces to make it a perfect gift. Rude awakening, when I realize the phone could not be activated because it had be reported stolen. That’s the day I learned what Bad ESN means.

  753. Christian N says:

    I now Like American Express on facebook

  754. Christian N says:

    Just liked She scribes on facebook

  755. Christian N says:

    Following Amex on twitter.. @lieut_crunch

  756. simplydab says:
  757. I bought a doll based on the picture alone and it ended up being a miniature.

  758. kelley wood says:
  759. Tracy Robertson says:
  760. My biggest mistake is currently ongoing. My husband and I don’t share any accounts because he can’t be trusted with financial access. Yes, I know that sounds bad but truly I did give him chances in the beginning, now I know better. Well because of this he asked to post things on MY ebay account, I didn’t grant him access I just posted for him, however when one of the buyers asked a question I went to his computer, logged him into my account and asked him to answer the question for me. Unbeknownst to me he added his email address at the end of the response in case the customer had further questions (I know sounds innocent right) and by the next morning my ebay and paypal accounts had been frozen. Ebay says that I’m now associated with 4 other accounts one of which I know used to be my husband’s and one looks like it might be my step-son’s (who is over 21 yrs old and has NEVER lived with us), but Ebay says that until I resolve THEIR issues with THEIR accounts, MY account will remain frozen (100% perfect approval rating of 277 btw) and they claim that they don’t have anything to do with the PayPal freezing (like they are NOT the same freaking company, hello anyone home over there?). So as you see not only is my rating going down the tubes because I can’t access the funds to ship, the information of the buyers to know what goes where, but I’ve now lost at least $1000 in this fiasco. I’ve told eBay that I’m going to BBB & CA Attorney General because they are essentially holding my account hostage until I PAY someone elses debts, they said they would have frozen it even if it was just a room mate or a previous tenant at the same address, because the ‘association’ is either a physical address, email address (like in this case), ip address, phone, or ANY other contact information. I know too much info, but you did ask.

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  762. I’ve kicked myself for not searching for a discount code first – cost me an extra 20% + shipping! Thank you for the giveaway!

  763. I “Like” American Express on Facebook -nscpbrat

  764. I Follow American Express on Twitter as nscpbrat

  765. I Follow She Scribes on Twitter as nscpbrat

  766. Debbie Stanton says:

    tweet.. https://twitter.com/#!/DEBBIE_STANTON/status/132289555616378880

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

  767. My biggest online shopping mistake was bidding on an item on ebay and not double checking what I typed. I ended up having to over pay because I typed one number twice. So sad.

  768. Christina B says:

    When I was younger I lost a nice ring my parents had bought me and I was too scared to tell them (it was pricey!) and I thought I found a great site selling it for about 80% less. Except the site’s picture was directly ripped from the original manufacturer not the actual ring I received…

  769. Christina B says:

    I follow Amex on twitter!

  770. forgot to use a coupon for my order…and i lost out on 50 bucks
    annsavd at gmail dot com

  771. My biggest mistake was buying what I thought was a laptop and ending up with a netbook that was pretty useless because I didn’t bother reading the dimensions of the product. I looked online in the “laptops” section and figured they were all laptops. I should have returned it, but I wanted it for travelling and didn’t have time to return it before my trip. On top of that, I found out brand new ones (this was refurbished) were cheaper at WalMart for the exact model.

  772. I follow (like) shescribes on facebook as Melinda Morse

  773. I follow shescribes blog through google connect

  774. Tracy Robertson says:
  775. Deanna G. says:

    I once spent $100 on a pair of jeans & they ended up being on sale, on the same site, the next day for half off!

  776. Deanna G. says:

    I subscribe to She Scribes by email.

  777. Deanna G. says:

    I follow on Google Friend Connect. (Deanna G. )

  778. Deanna G. says:

    I like American Express on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

  779. Deanna G. says:

    I like She Scribes on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

  780. Deanna G. says:

    I follow American Express on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

  781. Deanna G. says:

    I follow She Scribes on Twitter as @calidreamin87 & I tweeted the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/132384249360826368

  782. Deanna G. says:
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  787. simplydab says:
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  789. Amanda Starr says:
  790. kelley wood says:
  791. I bought from Target.com and will never buy from them again. They sent the package to the wrong house and then would only give me store credit to buy the same thing again which would be available AFTER Christmas. It was a night mare!

  792. Liked American Express on Facebook

  793. Liked She Scribes on Facebook

  794. Following American Express on Twitter @wtlossmother

  795. Debbie Stanton says:

    tweet.. https://twitter.com/#!/DEBBIE_STANTON/status/132463325064863744

    billdebstanton at hotmail dot com

  796. I bought a Peek online. It was one of my worst purchases ever – it never worked right and I waited too late to return it for a refund.

  797. Mary Joy Argo says:

    My biggest mistake in the past has been buying something online without checking the return policy. I dont make that mistake anymore!

  798. Mary Joy Argo says:

    Im a GFC follower (mjfitton)