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OfficeMax Black Friday Advertisement Issues


I tried purchasing a monitor from OfficeMax, but they won’t honor the deal on their website. They sent me an email about a special deal on a Dell 29 inch monitor U2913WM so I went to the website to purchase. The monitor was on the homepage in the large banner at the top so I click on it to purchase and that led me to a page saying it is out of stock. The deal was for 1 day on Sunday November 20th, 2016. The deal shows 5 hours left. I called the local OfficeMax and they are supposed to call me back to see what they can do after they talk to the district manager. I don’t understand why they are advertising something on their website that they cannot deliver. I have some screenshots to back up my claims. I can understand running out of something, but take it off your website and don’t advertise it on your homepage if you can’t deliver.

Update: They never called me back. Not good customer service. I ended up getting the same monitor from Amazon at the $199.99 price.

This is the item being advertised on the home page even though it is not in stock:

The actual item showing out of stock:

The email offer of the item showing time left for the deal even though it is not in stock:

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Bad Dream: In a Box


I had another bad dream. I was at the office and a delivery guy shows up. He hands me a box. I wasn’t expecting anything. I signed for the box and I set it aside for a little while. Then I thought I heard something coming from the box. I went over to the box and listened for a minute. The box seemed to be crying. I decided I should open the box. I went over and picked up a box opener and gently started opening the box. The contents of the box became louder. Turns out there was a baby in the box. I was mortified. I took the baby out and she was okay.

I started thinking of who she might belong to. I decided to call the mental institutions in the city. (not sure why, keep in mind I am dreaming) The 1st mental institution I called said there was a patient that was saying she mailed a baby, but they thought it was just her having a hallucination. I went to the mental institution with my girlfriend and started looking for the lady who said she had shipped a baby. We ended up getting lost and I also lost my girlfriend in one of the rooms. Each room came across had some poor soul in pain. I kept looking until I stumbled across a large room with a desk. A lady came out of a side room into the large room and I told her the situation with the baby and the mother at the institution. The lady was the administrator of the building. She knew of the mother and the baby, but she thought it was just the patient having a dream. She said because of the lady’s condition she needs to get rid of her anxieties so she gets rid of things, but she didn’t think she would get rid of her baby. I told her I had the baby and I was trying to find the mother. The administrator gave me address to the lady with the missing baby. I finally found my girlfriend and we set off to find the mother.

I went over to the mother’s house. The house was thrashed. It was literally falling apart. I went up to the front door and an old lady greeted me. She was rude and asked me what I wanted. I told her about the baby and the old lady didn’t seem like she cared at all. I said I would take it to the police if I didn’t hear from the mother. At that point the lady became irate and told me to get off the property. Her redneck son came out from around the side of the house and just stood there with his shotgun. The daughter came running out and asked where the baby was. I really didn’t want to, but I handed the baby over. I went back home and called the authorities and told them the story and they said they would send someone over.

I laid in the bed the rest of the night thinking about the dream.

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Negotiation Techniques


I negotiated for a piece of property for a friend over the last few days. This is how the negotiation progressed. The owner wanted $10,000 for a piece of property. I offered $6000 and the Realtor put through the offer and the owner came back with $8000. The Realtor said the owner was stuck on that price and it was the lowest they would go. Now I have negotiated many times before and I know that I can get it cheaper. I always wait a day or 2 before a counter offer because it gives the owner time to think and to reflect. (it also makes them sweat) The next day I called the Realtor and put in an offer for $7000. The Realtor said the owner was stuck on the price, but I insisted he put in the offer. The offer was put in and the owner of the property accepted the offer at $7000 with 2 conditions. The owner wants to close on the property quickly and the property is as is. Both of these conditions are fine. I was able to get a 30% discount and my friend is happy. I knew my limit was $8000, but I also knew that I could probably get it for $7000.

1. As a side note, if you are trying to sell three different items with three different prices the customer will usually choose the item in the middle.

2. You can usually say lets meet in the middle and the person you are negotiating with will accept that amount because it seems fair.

3. Know your limits and don’t fall in love with an item or a piece of property. You can usually get it at a better deal if you are willing to wait.

4. Research the area and make sure the property is worth the money. Location, Location, Location

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Try and Find a Doctor with your health insurance


I’ve had a primary doctor for many years. I would like to keep this Doctor. The Doctor does take Healthnet, but for some reason Healthnet has an issue with their system and they can’t seem to find my primary care physician. I picked health insurance through Healthcare.gov a few months ago and it was a painful experience, although I finally was able to accomplish it. Here is my experience with Healthcare.gov. I picked Healthnet as they accepted my Doctor at the time I chose my insurance provider. I was told by my physician that Healthnet and my physician are trying to work it out. Now it is time to find a dermatologist in my area. It took me several phone calls, but I finally found one. The first few I called didn’t take Healthnet as an insurance provider. I finally found one that would take Healthnet, but they were booked 3 weeks out which is too long to wait. They are also 20 miles away. I kept searching and found a dermatologist in my area and they couldn’t take me in for 2 weeks so I badgered them a bit and I have an appointment in a couple of days. Why is it so hard to get health insurance and find a doctor? Have you run into problems like this? I guess if you have a major issue you go to the emergency room. Going to the emergency room is a whole other level of pain for another article.

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Bad Dream


I had a nightmare last night. In the dream I was in a mansion with many rooms. I was dressed in a suit. In the main hall there was a lavish party. I remember looking up at a chandelier and seeing a grand piano in the main hall. As I went from room to room in the mansion I came upon people that had caused me pain in some way. I spoke with each of the people in each of the rooms as I went along or I just watched the people as they spoke to each other. Each of the people I spoke to upset me or we argued about something. I felt out of place, but I knew everyone. I came upon the last room where the was an old man in chair and he had a cane. The room was very retro, with an old lamp, carpet and bookshelves. It seemed like the old man wasn’t able to leave the room. I knew the man in the dream, but I can’t remember who he is now. The old man told me not to leave the mansion because something bad would happen. He didn’t want me to leave. I couldn’t leave by the door as it was locked all of a sudden. This was the same door that I entered from. I decided to climb out the window. The old man didn’t try to stop me, but he kept warning me not to leave. As I am walking away from the Mansion it goes up in flames. I wake up and I am looking at my closet which is partially open and I would swear that there was a fireplace with eyes and a mouth staring back at me. I get up and go outside into the cool air and shake it off. I had some chocolate before bed which may have caused this. Even though it was scary I may have some more chocolate tonight as I want to figure out who the old man was.

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