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I always open with exactly what I want. I show the rep the light at the end of a long, hard tunnel.
 

Jr Mouse

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I always open with exactly what I want. I show the rep the light at the end of a long, hard tunnel.
Too bad f00 didn't have you around when he was negotiating the commission of his granny tittypot. He might have saved a couple K.
 

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Stop buying used shit from the internet that other people farted on. You got what you deserved you mook. Lesson learned.
 
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I've probably posted this before, but fuck it, this is one of the proudest moments of my life and I'll tell it as often as I want.

On a work trip to Hong Kong one of my colleagues, who spoke Cantonese, asked me to go with her to a street market and help her negotiate. She found a knock-off purse that she wanted to buy. I haggled the price down to something we agreed was reasonable, and she made the purchase. As we were walking away the vendor yelled out at her, in Cantonese, "I feel sorry for you! Your husband is so cheap!"
 

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Insert Jewish joke here.
I know, I'm a walking stereotype. My family name suggests that I may have had an ancestor in the silk trade, I like to think that's where it comes from.

I was on a call with a guy in Limerick this morning to discuss a purchase. He joked that between us we could happily haggle all day.
 

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Stop buying used shit from the internet that other people farted on. You got what you deserved you mook. Lesson learned.
Despite Patrick's great use of the word mook, he is thinking about this situation all wrong. I'm able to get discounts on furniture often by focusing on some minute point post facto. Once I even got a large gift certificate because a large bookcase didn't fit in my small freight elevator and had to be returned. Now, when a company makes a bonafide mistake -- as in the item is not as described -- and possibly the result of DECEPTIVE MARKETING PRACTICES, well, THIS IS PRECISELY THE KIND OF MOMENT THAT GENERAL EMPLOYER LIVES FOR.

We are in possession of a loaded gun gentlemen. I hope @Jr Mouse is a shooter. I only go on licks with shooters. If and when the trigger is pulled, SF MOB NEEDS TO ROLL DEEP ON THIS!!!!!!
 

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Despite Patrick's great use of the word mook, he is thinking about this situation all wrong. I'm able to get discounts on furniture often by focusing on some minute point post facto. Once I even got a large gift certificate because a large bookcase didn't fit in my small freight elevator and had to be returned. Now, when a company makes a bonafide mistake -- as in the item is not as described -- and possibly the result of DECEPTIVE MARKETING PRACTICES, well, THIS IS PRECISELY THE KIND OF MOMENT THAT GENERAL EMPLOYER LIVES FOR.

We are in possession of a loaded gun gentlemen. I hope @Jr Mouse is a shooter. I only go on licks with shooters. If and when the trigger is pulled, SF MOB NEEDS TO ROLL DEEP ON THIS!!!!!!
Whatever pleb. Buy from wayfair like a normal person.
 

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Whatever pleb. Buy from wayfair like a normal person.
I would, but you can't shake Wayfair down. I have a strong suspicion their CS reps are in India and it's phone only. Even the most skilled players can hope only to draw.
 

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I would, but you can't shake Wayfair down. I have a strong suspicion their CS reps are in India and it's phone only. Even the most skilled players can hope only to draw.
A coworker was complaining about not being able to get through to their CS department after 90 minutes of being on hold just yesterday. :crackup:
 

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A coworker was complaining about not being able to get through to their CS department after 90 minutes of being on hold just yesterday. :crackup:
I imagine the conversation went something like this:

Coworker: Hey, I bought this sofa on Wayfair and it's crap.

Wayfair: Yeah, we know.

Coworker: Well, what can be done about it?

Wayfair: Absolutely nothing because you paid with a debit card.

Coworker: Please, please please!

Wayfair: OK, if you ship it back and pay a 50% restocking fee, we can think about a refund.
 

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I know someone who works in corporate at Wayfair, he says it's a shitshow. They were quite close to eating it altogether before being awarded a government-mandated sinecure on most furniture sales over the past quarter or so.

Feb:


June:


How the turn tables.
 

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Wayfair is a fascinating and honestly genius founding story. But their products and customer service are terrible. Kind of shocking they can still compete, but I guess maybe the competition for online furniture shopping is even worse...
 

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To be fair Wayfair is where I managed to find my Basquiat Skateboard wallhangings for a good 30% cheaper then Urban Outfitters.
 

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