Enter the Twilight Zone with me for a moment, my stranger than fiction attempt to buy a desktop computer from Walmart. I logged on and chose what I wanted, it said You can pick this up today, click here to choose your times.
The choice was 6 or 7 pm same day. I chose 7 am next day.
sound bite HERE for Twilight zone if you are unfamiliar
My email lit up with activity Immediately when I clicked submit order and a pop up said Sorry, the card you used has been declined.
2 emails from Walmart stating order declined.
2 from my bank card saying call the fraud line, suspicious activity on your card caused us to put it on hold.
I grab the card, and a really nice lady said,
Wal-Mart is having issues with on line fraud of people using others cards, we just need to verify you made this transaction. Large $$ amounts ON LINE triggers it to decline until we approve
If you made this purchase, say yes, I said yes I did.
She said it is clear, you may go back and resubmit and it will go through.
YAY! after a heart attack induced my fraud fright, I summited.
I received 5 emails from Walmart.
The first one is at the top. advised we received your order, Pick Up time is Wed AM 7 am.
2nd email telling me how to download the app that is needed for them to TRACK me as I travel.
2 email is instructions on how to tap the app when I leave home, that alerts them and they can track my travel and have it ready as soon as I park in the designated space and call the number on the post, giving them car color, open trunk, remain in car, no contact with staff please.
the other two were wecome to blah blah blah.
I went to bed and could not turn of the fretter... Even reading did not shut it down.
Buyers remorse, why did I do this? That is a lot of money, why did I pay and extra hundred to have touchscreen on a desk top, I don't need it I want it.
Will I be able to use the app, follow instructions, I am an SUV, it is cold, how long will I sit there with the back open.
at 3:30 AM, I felt a tap on my foot. Bob does this when he wants me to wake up.
Bob was asleep, the dog was asleep, so who tapped my toe.
I wander down the hall, take my pill that I have to wait 30 minutes before coffee, sit down at Tablet and check email.
WHAT??????? I can't pick up my order that kept me up all night, no reason given, just this generic email.
At first I am MAD, then I think, This is a Sign. I should not do this and I feel relieved.
Then I get mad, then I feel relieved.
Did I tell you I spent 2 hours each day, 3 days in a row, a total of SIX hours researching best prices for biggest bang for the buck because what I wanted is about 2000 and aint gonna happen.
So what did I do?
All day Wed I searched and searched. Bob said there are 5 Walmart's, call and see if they have one. I made one call and the young man on the phone could not understand that i wanted to know if they had the HP 22 All In One Computer in stock?
I am NOT ashamed to say I hung up on him.
I am still stuck in the Twilight Zone of Computer buying and am buying NOTHING.
I had no idea that desktops had doubled and tripled since I bought mine 10 years ago.
They cost more than a laptop..
SORRY GUYS, BREVITY IS NOT A WORD IN MY VOCABULARY
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