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Living in Paradise December 31, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Coco Bean @ 8:42 am

Four years later and here’s a vent post because I too experienced some shipping woes as Gee Why did this holiday season.

Gee Why, you’re not the only one! It was pretty bad. I’m still waiting for a gift from Amazon for my kid. A bunch of others were late from Amazon so I had to do some rearranging and explaining.

For one package ordered on 11/24 and shipped on 11/29 from another online retailer, I contacted their “customer service” on 12/14 after seeing the tracking information was stuck in CA. They responded and told me they opened an investigation with FedEx. They also added in the email the tracking numbers for both FedEx and USPS because they went the FedEx SmartPost route because “FedEx provides an economical delivery service in partnership with US Postal Service.”

I pay for shipping and I get this. Mind you this same retailer shipped another box with 3-day USPS priority that I got with no problems.

Got a response a little later on 12/14 from the retailer that FedEx reported the package should arrive on 12/18 and to “feel free to contact [them] should [I] need more assistance.” No apology.

Okay so 12/18 comes and no box.

Contacted customer service again on 12/20.

No response.

I’m getting more pissed. Sent another email in the afternoon on 12/20 to express my disappointment to them since I ordered many weeks ago, paid a shipping cost, and was expecting this package to arrive already. Also inquired why I cannot see the current tracking status that FedEx relayed to them.

No response.

On 12/26 contacted them again to verify whether or not they have chosen to do anything further with this issue because weeks have passed and we have gotten no response; not even an offer for resolution.  I said I preferred to have my issue escalated to a manager.

Oh yeah and in the meantime I submitted tickets with FedEx to find out the status on this package and they were unresponsive as well.

Finally on 12/27 I get home and the box has arrived.

Customer service doesn’t respond until 12/28 apologizing for “delay in responding to [my] email as [they] too have been following up with the progress of [my] package.” Bullcrap.

But oh according to their records my package has been delivered on 12/27.

FedEx doesn’t respond till 12/29 with crap about the FedEx SmartPost service and how packages traveling outside of the continental states take longer, blah, blah…FedEx SmartPost is not a time-definite delivery service, only delivery estimates can be provided and such estimates are not commitments., blah, blah.

But oh according to their records my package has been delivered on 12/27.


Not usually an eBay buyer but found some items on eBay at the end of November to get from two different sellers.

After completing both my purchases, one of the sellers sends message that they’re currently out of the product in their warehouse but “on this occasion, [they] are willing to arrange the shipment for [me] from [their] multichannel carrier. Unfortunately, they will refuse to ship to the HI address now.”
  So they cancelled my order and issued me a refund.

Hmm…out of stock huh??? I really believe they weren’t out of stock but just didn’t want to ship the item here.

The second seller sends me email that in order to ship the item he needs to charge $20 for shipping. What?!  
I sent him response that an additional $20 to ship the item is crazy and I will not be paying it and asked for a refund.

This guy responds saying it’s on their website and that there’s no way to get things to here for less and that they tried mail, UPS, FedEx, everything. Okkaaay.

But what irritated me the most was that he had the effing nerve to say this:

I am sure you are use to this living in paradise.

Sorry !!

No dude. I’ll never get used to bad customer service.


My Current Favorite Site January 30, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Coco Bean @ 12:16 pm

It’s amazing how you come across things. 

I’m a big fan of the Dan Patrick Show and he had Jerry Seinfeld on. 

Now my current favorite site is this

Wish I had come across it earlier.

Always need smiles and laughs in your life. 

And some would say coffee.

I don’t drink coffee though.


Talking to myself January 28, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Coco Bean @ 6:15 pm

Well it’s been over a year since I last posted anything.  Not that anyone cares or is following this blog though.  Just blowing off a little dust and maybe will start posting again.  Like talking to myself.  Angry posts?  To vent.  Funny quote posts?  For comic relief.  Hmmm…


RRR: Junk Mail Envelopes January 16, 2012

Filed under: Cheers — Coco Bean @ 12:16 pm


Instead of using a new envelope to make payments for school functions, book orders, etc., I’ll instead use a junk mail envelope that I’ve been keeping.

I’ll stamp it with my RRR stamp, and cross out all the addresses and whatever irrelevant text with a pen.

Then I’ll write what the content is, insert payment and seal. One less new envelope in the landfill!


Blavatar Success! January 12, 2012

Filed under: Cheers — Coco Bean @ 5:00 pm

Woohoo!  It took a couple of days for mine to appear, but I got my blavatar up thanks to this article.  Now visitors will be able to see my cute little C<3 as the favicon in the browser’s address bar and tabs.  It will also show up in Google Reader.  Awww.

Update:  It appears this success is not.  Weird.  When I’m logged in to WordPress, all seems well.  But when I checked before logging in, no blavatar.  Or when I view post while logged in, the blavatar doesn’t show up.  Aw crap.  Oh well.  😕


Dream, Interrupted

Filed under: Cheers,Kids — Coco Bean @ 12:38 pm

Almost every weekday morning, I am required to rouse K1 to proceed to eat breakfast, get ready and do what needs to be done to make our way out of the house.  This dark morning…

Me:  Wake up, wake up.  It’s a beauuutiful morning. (I’ve been trying to start the day off on a positive note for the kiddos.  Because you know I’m all positive and happy in the morning…Or any other time for that matter. 😐 )

K1:  I don’t want to.  I want to finish my dream.

A few minutes pass.

Me:  Come on, get up.  Breakfast is ready.

K1:  I’m not done with my dream yet!

Oh joy.  Can’t wait to see what else will be used as an excuse.


Twitter Thoughts January 10, 2012

Filed under: Annoyances,Cheers — Coco Bean @ 12:26 pm

I never believed when Twitter emerged that I’d be one to sign up.   But I recently did.  And now about six months later, I am slightly addicted to Twitter.  And Instragram.  What’s wrong with that?! 

I’m still new at this Twitter thing.  What’s a ‘DM’?!  Ooohh.  I mainly use it to follow.  I don’t have hundreds and hundreds or thousands and thousands of followers, and I don’t think I ever will.  That’s fine with me.  What do I have or who am I to make your life better or make you laugh or whatever anyway? Nada.  Zip.  My tweets are just nonsense from the heart.

It has been enjoyable following the little over a hundred people (They quickly add up!) I have been following in this short time.  Much talented people.  Amazes me so with the talent out there.  Much useful information.  Much laughter.  Oh how I love the laughs that have been generated in my much bulging belly.  Keeps me sane.

What I don’t enjoy seeing is how cruel people can be. It’s so shocking to see how followers callously insult the people that they’re following!  Outrightly telling them that they suck, they don’t know what they’re saying and the like.  Why do you choose to follow them then?!  I’m new but there is an Unfollow button, right?  Ridiculous in my nobody opinion. 

I know it’s just Twitter but it appears there are thin boundaries.  People acting any way they want, thinking there are no repercussions, no feelings being hurt, that people aren’t human beings.  Seriously got the good and the not so good with this tool.  I just hope to see mostly the good and keep on laughing.  And I still won’t sign up for Facebook. 🙂