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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 12:55 am 
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Aw, sorry you guys have had nightmares with stuff not turning out how you expected and in Amy's case, identity theft! I really hope your order turns out ok, Amy, let us know!

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:35 am 
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^ Thank you! I don't know why I didn't look up reviews until afterwards. Have you ever had an issue ordering from an artist's personal website? The only personal websites I've ordered from were Hanson and Jonas Brothers, but I've never had issues with security or anything.

Not as of yet, thank God. I especially hate websites where they won't just let you buy as a guest and force you to make an account...

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 8:28 am 
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^I usually agree with the checkout-as-guest thing, but sometimes it's good to have proof of the order on the website, vs. just an email, I think? Like, I pre-ordered TGMD Pops a long time ago, and at one point money was a little tighter than it is right now so I thought about canceling it, but I checked out as guest, so I didn't think I could. (I'm going to keep the order now because I have a little extra $, but still, that's one thing that's nice about making an account, I guess.)

And Disney Duster, thank you! The identify theft thing sucked. I came home from work one day with a credit card in the mail I didn't sign up for, and then the next day, too. Luckily it was just the 2, but I had to go to the police station to file a report, and I had to deal with credit card companies and stuff...and it's really scary, because who was it? It could have been a (former) co-worker who people found with personal information of other co-workers (but at the time I didn't think of this, and I had no proof, anyway); my husband thought maybe it was my ex...I didn't think so because he wouldn't want legal trouble and he wouldn't know my address...or it could have been a stranger in a way I don't know about. Just really sucks. It's totally scary to know how easy it is for bad people to get your information. Luckily everything was cleared from my credit, I didn't have to pay for the merchandise they bought with the cards, but it was just a lot of work on my part.

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 11:22 pm 
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Oh, yes that sounds so scary! But thank God you didn't have to pay for the stuff!

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 9:45 pm 
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blackcauldron85 wrote:
^I usually agree with the checkout-as-guest thing, but sometimes it's good to have proof of the order on the website, vs. just an email, I think? Like, I pre-ordered TGMD Pops a long time ago, and at one point money was a little tighter than it is right now so I thought about canceling it, but I checked out as guest, so I didn't think I could. (I'm going to keep the order now because I have a little extra $, but still, that's one thing that's nice about making an account, I guess.)

Actually, most stores will give you an order confirmation number that allows you to track and/or cancel the order even if you shop as a Guest.

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 8:49 am 
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^ Yeah, I was going to look for that #, and maybe I found it but couldn't figure out where on the website to go? IDK. But I'll still get those Pops!

And I did get my notebook (and pens and erasers) order, a day early, but it was weird. I didn't get an email confirming the order until I wrote them a nasty PM on Facebook, and I didn't get my credit card charged until writing them a not-nasty PM on Facebook. So I won't be buying from them again, but I'm glad it worked out. I went this morning on their website to remove my credit card info, but it said "Add a Card," so maybe they didn't store it...I'll have to keep a watch on it.

Just to vent about something else: I volunteer with a dog rescue, and I received a voicemail asking if I could do a home visit for a potential adopter who lives 11 miles away. Um, it's a pandemic. I'll wear a mask, but can this person assure me that they don't have the coronavirus???!! I know that the dogs still need to be adopted, and we only adopt after a home visit/interview, and I can't deny a dog a good home, but I don't want to get sick! #nervous #anxiety

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Yeah, I know you'd talked in the past about issues you had with your workplace and how your doctor recommended you get another job to get away from the environment, so I imagine the Coronavirus would be even more frightening because of those prior conditions/problems. The next month is going to be really crazy with workplaces being forced to open up or go out of business... I hope everything will be alright and that you're able to help the dog be adopted without anything happening.

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Hoping the Dog can be found a home


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Thanks, you two <3 I scheduled the home visit for tomorrow, but I did most of the interview questions over the phone. The lady doesn't have a fenced-in yard, so that's one less thing I have to examine at her house! I'll wear my mask, and she said that she hasn't been sick and no one she knows has been sick, so fingers crossed.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:27 am 
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Yes, Amy, I am glad you got your order, and I hope you don't get sick from that home visit. I prayed for you. So, if I understand it, you visit homes to see if that home is ok for the person at that home to adopt a dog?

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Thank you very much, DD!! <3 Yes, exactly. While pretty much anyone can go to a shelter to adopt an animal (even though I think there needs to be registries for animal abusers; I think in FL they're working on it as part of a bigger law?), usually rescue groups are more particular. Most rescue groups use foster homes, so instead of the animals being all in one particular place, they're spread out in volunteers' homes. And their medical needs are paid for by the rescue group. So they want to make sure that the animals go to the best home. So one task I do as a volunteer is do home visits, to see the condition of the home, if there's a fence, make sure that there aren't gaps that a dog can get out, is there a pool/hot tub/body of water that the dog has easy access to and could drown?, if they already have animals at that home, do they appear to be taken care of/are there water bowls around, and just to see if the person seems decent. The adoption coordinator (and also the foster coordinator) also screen applicants based on the application and phone interviews. A lot goes into dog adoption!

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Wow! Well you are totally awesome for doing all that to help poor animals in need!

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Thank you! The home visit went well; since we did most of the interview over the phone, it didn't take long, but then she wanted to sit and chat... :shock: And then my husband wanted me to stop at the store! I had my mask; the dog home visit lady didn't, and most of the customers at the store didn't! It was my first time out besides the vet in 2 months, and I was shocked.

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I'm glad the visit went well! But that is shocking hardly any one was wearing masks!

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