I ordered a box set from an amazon user at the end of april listed as "like new" which it wasn't. Asked for a refund, and he asked for more details and pictures which i gave, then i heard nothing for well over a week. So i decided to file an a to z claim on Monday, then today (Thursday) he says how he had been locked out of his bank account due to some banking issue. Now he's all gung ho to give me a refund after i send the stuff back and drop the a to z.
I feel a little weary trusting him. He has good feed back, but it's only 6 feedbacks. Should i do as he suggests or continue letting amazon look into it?
posted by earthquakeglue
on May 8, 2013 -
I am wondering whether to move from a small town to a big city to boost my career. My partner has been offered a job in London, but is on the fence, 50/50, and is looking to me for the swing vote. [more inside]
posted by molloy
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I am going bungee jumping in one week! But am TERRIFIED of heights! I want to go because I think it will be awesome and fulfilling, but am at the same time, completely scared out of my mind!! What things can I do to prepare myself for the jump?
posted by dinosaurprincess
on Apr 21, 2013 -
I'm trying to think of a movie where a man is having an affair with another woman. During one of the encounters while he should be watching his child, the child accidentally dies I think by falling into a pool. After feeling grieved, he goes through some sort of cave in a park and goes back in time and can make things right again. Apparently, there's something weird about the new neighborhood he's in (spoilers so I won't say more).
Anybody know what the movie is called?!
posted by jamnbread
on Apr 13, 2013 -
Damn you facebook. An acquaintance (at best) posted on facebook that he is glad Jimi, Curt, Hank, etc died young because they would have at some point started being old/fat/lazy/sell out, etc (Fade Away). I want to throw out a few names of people who not only kept making good music but who had a critically better musical period later in life.
posted by kenaldo
on Apr 9, 2013 -
Does anyone have a suggestion for good blackout curtains that are standard full length (84 inches or similar) in white? Ones that actually block the light? [more inside]
posted by markblasco
on Mar 6, 2013 -
My boyfriend is taking me on my first ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. This is my first time both skiing and seeing the Rockies. Besides skiing and relaxing sore muscles in a hot tub afterward, what else is a must see or must do in this area? Thanks!
posted by gardenbex
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I am considering moving to Asheville and hear a lot about how hard it is to make a living there and how over saturated it is already with entrepreneurs. I am in my mid 50's and have been a successful private chef who is now teaching cooking in various small schools and in private homes. I am not thrilled with the northeast weather and thought of Asheville as a relocation spot. Having just visited there it seemed there is a lot of food buzz going on- I know it's a "foodie" town and think I might be able to succeed there.
I am concerned about the rising cost of buying a house in the area and that I could find enough work there. Any input?
posted by privatechef
on Feb 6, 2013 -
Should I go back to school this year? I know I should be figuring this out myself, but so far I can't... [more inside]
posted by Cybria
on Jan 2, 2013 -
What technology and software I should look at inorder to be able to record interviews on Skype on to my hard disk (MacBook Pro) and then be able to manipulate the recording easily in order to type out a transcript? Or, preferably , find reliable speech recognition software that will automatically produce a written transcript I can enter into my word processing program (Open Office.) ? I'm willing to change up software and able to spend no more than $100 to make this work. Is it possible?
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Dec 18, 2012 -
I have a friend who has ADHD primarily inattentive type and struggles with multitasking in both work and home life. Rather than being the hyper person that most of us visualize, he is the exact opposite, very slow and methodical with some rigidity to how he must follow certain rules.
My buddy has been struggling in his work place, because he constantly feels overwhelmed. He does see a therapist, but it doesn't seem like any of his issues (at least in the work world) are getting any better. He told me yesterday that people are constantly telling him that he is not present even when he is at work or at home with his wife.
It must really be frustrating for him because I know him to be a good guy with good morals. From a brain perspective, it's kind of a bummer because he does take adhd meds, but he is constantly overwhelmed by everything and he tells me that people seem to get frustrated with him even though he is trying. When we hang out, I mainly validate and offer him some understanding.
Any suggestions on how to help my friend? [more inside]
posted by nidora
on Dec 12, 2012 -
What should I wear and how should I behave at a dinner, where my ex will be with his new gf? [more inside]
posted by artystar
on Dec 5, 2012 -
Fluorescent bulbs explosion -- how to clean glass and powder from the carpet? Broken glass is everywhere. And carpets are everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Oli D.
on Nov 29, 2012 -
I want to give up trying to date, I just keep getting rejected, can you guys help me stay motivated and not quit trying? [more inside]
posted by curious-mind
on Oct 17, 2012 -
What is a reasonable % salary increase for a move from LA to NY, figuring in cost of living as well as an actual raise in salary? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville
on Oct 11, 2012 -
How to quiet the "think about other women" impulse and become faithful in thought as well as action? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Your friends scare you with their kindness. Now we're going on a roadtrip - advice? [more inside]
posted by Chorus
on Sep 21, 2012 -
What sorts of things should a person take on faith versus having to make sense of it for themselves? [more inside]
posted by nidora
on Sep 10, 2012 -
I spilled coffee on my old (2006 polycarbonate) MacBook. Now the trackpad works, but not the keys. How can I diagnose and fix my laptop keyboard? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Aug 21, 2012 -
[visiting London post-Olympics filter] Is there anything in London this week that is not to be missed? [more inside]
posted by bquarters
on Aug 19, 2012 -
10 year high school reunion this weekend. Wasn't going to go, now have second thoughts. My life isn't great and have underachieved. Is it worth going to for curiosity? [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Jun 26, 2012 -
I have a plan to visit NYC with my best friend next weekend. I've been to NYC about six or seven times now, and I have a few things in mind. Can you help me find some other cool things to do based on what I'm already thinking about checking out? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek
on Jun 1, 2012 -
North Americana Filter: Find the 10 best pictures taken from each decade onwards from 1910 to 2010? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1
on May 31, 2012 -
I'm starting work soon, any ideas on how I could best spend my time before it starts in one month? This is my second fulltime job since I finished my degree last year, and I'd be far away from home this time.
Just wondered if there are worthwhile things to do in this not so short, but not so long period of time. [more inside]
posted by vastopenspaces
on May 23, 2012 -
how to you embrace different or opposite opinions from yours, instead of being offended or upset or pressured by it? [more inside]
posted by akomom
on May 23, 2012 -
How do we fix the problem of an over driven microphone recording live music in bars. [more inside]
posted by txmon
on May 22, 2012 -
I am anticipating switching from a PC to a Mac Book Air, please help me understand any downsides and address several concerns. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc
on May 6, 2012 -
Let's go do this life thing. Point the way and boot me up the nethers, mefites. [more inside]
posted by Fen
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Flying into Dallas Love Field Airport late in evening. How best to get to Arlington, TX? [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Mar 18, 2012 -
Should I agree with my wife to spend $1000 or more to recover an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ljs30
on Feb 26, 2012 -
I want to rig up a way to cover and uncover my fire alarm with ease. I cannot cook in my apartment, at all, without it going off, and I am too short to climb up and cover it every time. Any engineers out there? I'm thinking a wall aligned contraption like what would be on a very high window...does that make sense? Parts? How-to?
posted by Hannahesque
on Jan 27, 2012 -
How do I get the best deal on a multicity flight that goes from Whitehorse - Vancouver - Tokyo - Taipei - Hong Kong - Whitehorse? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Jan 16, 2012 -
For my birthday, my boyfriend arranged for me to take two weeks off work to travel to the place in the world I have most wanted to visit for as long as I can remember. Hurrah! But it turns out that right now is a terrible time to go there (political upheaval, violence, etc.). Sadness. Can you help us figure out where we should go instead? [more inside]
posted by firstbest
on Jan 8, 2012 -
Is there a website or something where i can find interesting/odd festivals, events, competitions ie : state fairs, log rolling competition, auctions, strong man competitions, pop culture debates? I feel like you already have to be in these circles to know about the events but i'm just intersted in doing different things. East coast or nation wide would be great.
posted by PeaPod
on Jan 6, 2012 -
I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
posted by myShanon
on Dec 29, 2011 -
Inspired by this question
, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
posted by swingbraid
on Nov 10, 2011 -