I’m taking a one-week vacation in Montreal this May and I want to travel light by bringing four days’ worth of clothes with me instead of seven. So I’m looking for a recommendation for a laundry where I can drop off a few days’ worth of dirty clothes in the morning and pick them up clean later that same day. [more inside]
What's the best current Verizon phone for me? [more inside]
Has anyone ever used a good Spanish text correction (not translation) service? I'd prefer to have my Spanish corrected by humans if possible, not software.
Brand new iPhone (1 week old ) has a dead pixel! Apple Store says this is within "spec," and therefore doesn't warrant an exchange. I call BS on that. Suggestions to help me persuade them to take the thing back and give me a new one? This isn't what I paid $199 for. It's within the 30-day exchange period and I have Apple Care, in case that's relevant.
Help me find a searchable list of Sysco products! [more inside]
Is BigSpot (as seen on TV) a major scam, a minor scam, or a good way for a bored person to make a few pennies skewing demographic research. Or other? Are there any reputable or recommendable companies of this nature? I don't want to make a living, I just want to choose your mayonnaise.
Help me start a car sharing service [more inside]
I don't need a support system... or maybe I do. Is there a support ticket system for Brick & Mortars?
I am looking for a client management/help desk/support ticket... thing. Customers come into our stores with items to be repaired and I'd like to be able to allow stores to create ticket for each repair. I'd like for the system to retain information about the customer and the items they bring in... and be able to make notes to the account. What exactly am I looking for? [more inside]
Am I tipping correctly? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a service in the UK that will collect a single item, package it and send it on to me? [more inside]
As a retail customer, why is it rare to receive a thank you after completing a transaction? [more inside]
I need to do 2-3 hours of volunteer service TONIGHT. Got any ideas/projects for me? [more inside]
AT&T bricks legit, in-contract iPhones during vacation suspend (!). Workarounds? (I don't have an iPhone -- just researching pros and cons now -- so I can't test anything myself.) [more inside]
Which language is easiest to learn? [more inside]
There are mice in my apartment. Hijinks ensue. Now what? [more inside]
I was watching Ken Burns' documentary "The War" this weekend, and started thinking about how I could give back to my community and country, while being a member of a structured organization that could provide me with a social outlet. [more inside]
Documented business failure because of shoddy customer service? [more inside]
What are your absolute favorite application service providers and web apps right now? Any and all uses, don't hold back (event calendars, e-commerce, community, anything you find useful or cool!). Also, know of any good sites with comparison reviews? [more inside]
Why does my cable company (Cox) really really want me to keep my phone service with them? [more inside]
Piano lovers: please suggest music like what the miner plays in Robert Service's The Shooting of Dan McGrew. [more inside]
Sites for tracking new technologies, technology trends, and innovations? [more inside]
Has anyone had Nikon gear that you bought used serviced under warranty? Is this possible, or is Nikon's extended warranty non-transferable? [more inside]
What phone service would be best for me? All I use my Verizon Wireless account for is the phone itself: calling and messaging people. But I think I'm paying far too much. I live in NYC. Suggestions? (description of bill here) [more inside]
My external hard drive just crashed so can anyone suggest a Portland, OR, based data recovery service?
My out-of-warranty Samsung DLP has been plagued with issues for the last 6 weeks. Routine issues, or do I have recourse? [more inside]
Tipping maintenance work? [more inside]
Name my friend's mobile hair service company. [more inside]
I'm looking for a company based in India, cited in a story I heard on NPR sometime in the past week or so, that handles a given number of Joe Consumer research queries per month for a flat fee. [more inside]
How can I be a better retail employee who is helpful, but does not annoy you? [more inside]
Our mattress was damaged in a (self) move and we have reason to believe that it is a manufacturing issue. We have to deal with the furniture store first. We do not anticipate this being an easy situation. Advice needed, please. [more inside]
Why are 99% of service businesses open only at inconvenient times? [more inside]
Need help with Yahoo Small Business / Premium Services support: is there a way to update payment information at once? Tried their UI but to no avail. Also seek email to customer service--phone call got dropped after hours on hold. [more inside]
is this thing on? Phone jack not working. [more inside]
2006 Honda Civic service schedule: Maintenance Minder or dealer service recommendation? [more inside]
How do I get over the feeling of awkwardness/guilt/prejudice when I encounter my friends working in service positions? [more inside]
Is there an mp3 player with a user-replaceable battery? [more inside]
My mortgage payments are overdue and I have filed paperwork for a loan modification. I just accepted an offer on the condo, and it is due to close on June 26. What is the best way to get clear with the mortgage company before closing? [more inside]
I am looking for examples of websites that provide "best-in-class" customer service capabilities via the online channel. What are those e-commerce websites you think have amazing self-service options and are easy-to-use?
Recommend a streaming audio service, please? [more inside]
How can I convince a wireless provider to eliminate my dead zone? [more inside]
Where can I find an affordable, thorough, genealogist to help me research my Irish ancestry? [more inside]
To whom do I report suspected abuse of a service dog? [more inside]
Urgent: Help me find a business that does same-day delivery of chocolate or other treats in Manhattan. [more inside]
Inspired somewhat by threads here and here, I'm winding down a career in corporate training and development and want to wind up my work life in international development, without going back to school (I already have a masters). How can I start a network in this area? [more inside]
What is the polite way to deal with service workers who speak poor English in an English-speaking country? [more inside]
Cygwin sshd two-part question. [more inside]
Is there a Firefox extension that will let me edit long URLs on multiple lines, or do I have to keep editing them in text editors and copying them over? [more inside]
Los Angeles CA Range Rover owners - If I buy a 2000 Range Rover in good condition/edmunds.com price where should I have it serviced in the Glendale or Silver Lake areas? Also, feel free to throw in comments on to buy or not to buy (I understand that this is a needy vehicle).
Need suggestions for an online collaboration tool for managing a reading list between friends. [more inside]