Schmit Family
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21 March 2009 9:36 pm

Back on Track

I thank you for your patience during this delay. We are now back on schedule. I apologize for any inconvenience or undue distress this has caused. Grandparents and all you die-hard Dylan and Andrea fans, get your mouse ready to click and your cheek muscles ready to smile.

There are five new albums recently posted, covering the last three months of 2008 and Dylan's birthday in January 2009:

Posted by geoff at 21:36 in /family

21 March 2009 8:39 pm

Toys Aren't Us

The return policy at Toys R Us makes me not want to shop there. Especially, not for a birthday present.

Dylan got a Power Rangers toy for his birthday that sat unopened for a couple of weeks. We decided to ask him if he'd rather return it and exchange it for a toy that he would enjoy more, and he actually agreed. That's when the "fun" began.

Of course, any gift receipts were long gone, since I never entertained the idea that he'd be willing to exchange a gift. I looked at Target, but they didn't sell the toy. I found the toy at Toys R Us, and tried to return ours. Unfortuantely, that's when I learned of their no tolerance return policy: no gift receipt, no credit card used for purchase, no return. No. No. No.

I have devised an elaborate scheme to return it, but just don't have the time to try implementation! Here's how it goes: (1) Buy Power Rangers toy, with cash. (2) Get gift receipt. (3) Get a friend and each return a Power Rangers toy simultaneously. (4) Be sure to do an exchange and not get store credit! (5) Hope that their computer systems aren't good enough to track returns done at two stores miles apart within minutes of each other! If only I had the time...

Anyone interested in a Power Rangers RPM Formula Wolf Transporter? I'll give you a good deal!

Posted by geoff at 20:39 in /rants and raves