Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Beware of Restrooms....


MadSnapper the MadShopper, hustled through Wal-Mart throwing things in the basket, Phooey she thought, Not The Restroom... As she left the rest room she accidently made a left turn and ended up in the TABLET aisle... The Galaxy was On.. she started to play.. a woman came over and showed her all the tricks it could do... She noticed the sign.. 299.99 with Rollback Price of 249.99..
She said I am going home and THINK on this... and started to walk away... She backed up and said I am going to BUY THIS....   Alas! they were out of stock, the mgr ordered 5 and said check back in 3 days...


3 days later..... still not there... MadSnapper visits Amazon... Same Price as Wal-Mart. she agonizes out loud for the whole morning over spending 249.99 on a toy... Hubby said in his annoyed voice... JUST BUY IT...   She clicked Add to Cart and right at the top it said... We will give you 80.00 off this order if you sign up for Amazon Credit card... WHAT?   long story short... she did it and paid 169.99 with free shipping because she signed up for free trial of Amazon Prime at the same time....(remember this for later)

The package came, was unboxed and TAPPED Madly for 2 days... MS goes to Wal-Mart for a cover, buys one, comes home, wrong one, the camera hole is covered.

MS goes on line to AMAZON of the free shipping and charge card, orders a Zebra Custom cover.. While ordering she sees the Amazon Fire Stick that her friend Lola LOVES and talks about is on sale for 39.99....

the Firestick and the cover arrive in 2 days, Firestick makes our flatscreen TV SMART.. we can stream movies and TV shows from Amazon Prime... 
(we have now watched 12 episodes of Bosch)
 MadSnapper played with the new tablet, and the SMART TV so much her head hurt.

AN EMAIL ARRIVED... it said her Tracfone that is not smart and is only used for emergencies and driving in the car, would no longer work after May 30. They were changing from 2 G to 3 G, and when I clicked the link, it said 
Click HERE to receive a FREE FlipPhone comparable to yours.
Click HERE to upgrade, MS clicked, it said we will give you 20.00 off if you upgraded to....


and the next thing I knew, the above phone appeared at my front door.... 6 hours later....it was up and running and guess what I did..????
all photos other than the above are off the internet.
Hang on a little longer, the story is almost over...MS trudges over to WM and they are have no cover for the phone.... back to Amazon....FREE shipping, 2 day delivery... The Cover Is On the way...for Wed. delivery...

Beware of Wal-mart Restrooms, if I had not gone in there, I would not now be the owner of a Smart Tablet plus cover, Smart TV and Prime in the blink of an eye, the restroom is also responsible for the smart phone because if i had not played for 3 days on the tablet and fell instantly into addiction, I would NEVER have even Thought about the phone and would still have a flip phone......... THE END... or maybe not...

21 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Well I'm officially changing your name to the Mad Snapping Techo Geek!
MSTG kinda sounds like initials for the amount of storage on a gadget!
Enjoy your new toys I know how much pleasure you get from them!!
Hugs Cecilia

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, your are quite the shopper. I think you love the gadgets. I am not sure how the firestick works, does your computer have to hook up to a special TV? I think we have a dumb TV and not a Smart TV. Soon I hope to join the crowd and have a smart phone. I love the selfie, your flowers are pretty too. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

From the Kitchen said...

You are hooked!

Best,
Bonnie

Gail said...

You are making up for lost time. I love bargains. I also would be totally lost with these tools...and contracts scare me.

Casey said...

OMD. Those restrooms are dangerous!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You are certainly up to date. I remember buying a personal DVD player on Amazon and getting it for free when I signed up for their credit card. I love having their card, you get points to use. We have not signed up for Prime yet because we use Netflix through our Wii. Adam just got himself the Chromecast stick for the TV in his room. Amber has an Apple one and we can all use the same Netflix account. We will most likely add on Amazon Prime at some point. Glad you got a Smartphone and a cover is a must! So many new toys......

Ginny Hartzler said...

I always love your personal stories! And this is the best and the granddaddy of them all! I think I would have passed out from joy! It is very unusual for any WM employee to take this kind of time with a customer! This is a smart phone? LOVE it! And also love the cool zebra cover! I have never seen one like that. Smart phones also have a GPS in them, we use ours. I have wanted to join Amazon Prime,our kids did.

Mevely317 said...

Wheee ... I'm getting dizzy over here. :)
'Must show this to DH and see if I can't convince him to move the smart-TV-and-Apple-Fire-stick ahead of the new flooring project.

I'm loving Amazon prime ... but it cracks me up I have to wait 2 days for product when their geeeeenormous warehouse is maybe one mile from the house. What'd we ever do in the olden days?

Denise inVA said...

I am heading for the Walmart Bathroom right now lol. Great post, so funny and now you have all these new toys to entertain us with :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Don't you just love Amazon Prime!!! It's so funny, but when I first glanced at your tablet cover, I thought I was supposed to see words in there. LOLOL It's been a long day.

So glad that Bob encourages your addiction. What a great guy. :-))) xoxo

photowannabe said...

Way to go Sandra!!
So SMART.
We have Amazon Prime and think its great.
Our TV is so old it's totally Dumb. Nothing works with it any longer.
You have an amazing way of telling a story.

Dory and the Mama said...

What a great shopper you are!! I am a big believer in Amazon!!

Ann said...

I'm finding myself feeling just a wee bit jealous of all your techy new toys. I may have to go to Wal-mart and use the restroom....lol
I'm also wondering about that Amazon fire stick and if our tv's would work with that

Ruth Hiebert said...

No,this is not the end.It is only the beginning of you having a ton of fun.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I wish I had your techy smarts, I have a tablet but don't know how to do much with it except read the news. lol! I haven't yet tried to take a photo with it. Have fun...and watch those bathrooms!

Mildred said...

Good for you. You are a great shopper and with your skills, I know you are having so much fun.

Kay said...

Love your story.

Linda said...

It is so NOT the end!!! Just the beginning!!!!
Amber LOVES Amazon and their free Prime shipping - or however it's worded!!

carolann said...

Enjoy your new toys. I have no idea what language in my brain your telling me or what you use.

I just come here to see your end results what you do
with it.

pattisjarrett said...

So THAT'S what all the restroom hoopla on the news is about. ;)

Rose said...

Is that the LG Sunset...I just got one...decided I needed that more than a new camera or the Galaxy...though one or both of those may come later. I do like having it. I had had a flip phone for years. But I will admit, I probably don't have as much fun as you.