Sunday, March 05, 2017

Buying



Buying On The Net

8am - Recently I wanted to buy a dispenser roll of 3/4" wide 3M Nexcare Tape. This tape is good for bandages. I am able to make my own bandage with a small amount of paper tissue and Nexcare tape. It sticks to my skin. And I may take the tape off without it hurting me.

I shopped at local Apple Valley stores. Walgreens, Target, K-Mart. Nothing! I found Nexcare tape at Target. But not in a dispenser. 1" wide instead of the 3/4" wide I wanted.

So, I went home and shopped again. But this time on the net. I found the exact Nexcare tape that I wanted. 3/4"wide, in a dispenser. It only took me 10 minutes to find and buy.

Brick and mortar stores are sooooo difficult to use. For some unknown reason, these stores do not provide computer stations to find where what I am looking to buy is located. I must go ask somebody where what I want is located.  And the main reason for being difficult, is that the store that I am in may not have the item I want to buy.


PS: This morning I chipped a Threshold China dinner plate, and wanted to buy a replacement. I found that plate at Target, by shopping on the net. I will be able to pick the plate up at Target in Apple Valley  later today!



10am - Completed Tax Returns!
I just used TurboTax to do my income tax returns. It took about 1-1/2 hours to do the whole thing.

I would not do my income tax returns on my own. TurboTax did everything for me. Even processed my federal and state returns electronically. And charged what I owed the feds and the TurboTax cost to a credit card.

I am done with that! 😀


2:30pm - Boid is flying to me!
For some unknown reason, Baby Boid has taken up flying to me a lot lately! He flies to where I am sitting in the La-Z-Boy. Then walks around exploring.

Boid sort of explores by biting things with his beak. I am typing this Blog post right now, and Boid seems interested in my fingers while I type.

He is not afraid at all!

Boid exploring!


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9 comments:

  1. My favorite thing is to ask the store if they have an item, and if they don't, I just say, "That's ok, I'll just order it from Amazon." Hope they get the message. Many retail stores are obsolete, and they don't even know it yet.

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    1. Hi John,

      So..... you enjoy shoving Amazon in their faces. I understand completely!

      And I agree with you about retail stores being unaware that they are already obsolete.

      George


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  2. I'm doing grocery shopping on Amazon now. Delivered to our home. Easy Peasy!

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    1. Hi Dee,

      I've never thought about buy groceries online before!

      George

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    2. I will never again buy any consumables from Amazon. They have a HUGE problem with counterfeits making it into their supply ( and yes I mean Amazon as the seller ) I have received a few proven counterfeits from them and one of them was protein powder. Thankfully I figured out it was fake before consuming but can you imagine what could have been? Be very cautious.

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  3. I prefer the bricks and sticks stores. I want to see what I buy and feel it etc. Maybe try it on. I have ordered from Amazon too when I could not find what I wanted but very rarely. To each his own I guess.

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    1. Hi Vera,

      I understand how you feel. However, you may only view the clothing, etc., that the stores have in stock.

      When I go online to shop, I shop for everything that is available. All over the World.

      I shopped for and bought very nice shirts from clothing seller, "RoseGal." This company is located in China. The shirts that I bought, fit me very nicely. And the shirt design is beautiful.

      I have never seen shirts like these in stores before!

      George


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  4. I used TurboTax in January, and e-filed through the program. I checked a couple of weeks later, and found that the IRS had never received my return. I had to call TurboTax, and e-file all over again. Just be careful.

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    1. Hi Karl,

      I just received email confirmation that both Federal and State returns have been received by the tax agencies.

      But, thank you for the warning.

      George

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