Close Encounters with Office Depot: the Final Chapter
Yesterday I went down to Office Depot to do the deal, to make the switch. You may remember that I was told I would be getting a full refund in the form of a store merchandise card. I was asked which store I wanted to deal with, and while I waffled for a while as to whether I would rather gloat while waggling my refund in the face of the manager who started the whole fiasco, or alternatively never set foot in that particular store again, eventually I decided to deal with a different store.
This store is not that much further from my place and it's way bigger than the nasty store. Not that bigger is necessarily better (usually it's not), but it this case it sure is.
To make a long story short, I was treated very well, by very pleasant and efficient people, and not only was I given the full refund, I was refunded on my credit card, so I got a cash refund instead of a store credit!
I was so pleased by this that, even though I was no longer committed to spending that money at Office Depot, I ended up doing some shopping there anyway. Admittedly I was in the mindset to go shopping anyway, but I also wanted to reward these particular people for the fair way they treated me. See? If you treat me nicely, I will respond in kind. I'm rather Pavlovian that way.
I got a big stack of blank cds, some cd covers, some mailers (do you see where this is leading?), as well as a while bunch of really cool paper in some great colours.
Now I get to have fun. I shall start putting together the Victory cd this weekend to send out to everyone who wants one.
Here's my list so far:
-Michelle and GOB
If you want a copy, just let me know, and if I don't have your mailing address, shoot me an email.
In entertainment news, my kid has once again won some CeeBeeCee swag from Definitely Not the Opera, this time for identifying Bloc Party's Banquet on the "what's on Sook-Yin's ipod?" contest. She phoned in her answer and sang it to them, hopefully scoring some Brownie points for the effort, and she made sure to give them her t-shirt size as well, even though they didn't ask for it.
But I guess you have to shoot for the stars sometimes, as last time the swag was admittedly pretty crappy.