Has anyone else been experiencing really BAD customer service from Amazon recently?
I use the Amazon Canada site but I’m beginning to wonder if this is a company wide issue.
Delivery dates are hardly ever accurate and the representatives I’ve been emailing with recently about a variety of issues leave much to be desired. They don’t even answer the actual questions I’m asking, just some ” copy and paste” usually unrelated to the actual problems.
Even their Executive Office is slipping. That used to be a final resort that worked but even they seem to be just going through the motions now, and not serving their customers as they should.
Right now, I’m having an ongoing issue with a reseller order I placed for a laptop. I am not exaggerating, so far I have written at least 15 emails about this, LONG detailed emails, and still not resolved.
I ended up ordering another laptop from HP directly. Got a great bundle deal, including a new printer and no hassle!!
If Amazon doesn’t wise up soon, I am not going to order anything but e-books from them. THAT they can’t screw up (or so I’m hoping).
Please let me know if you are also noting a big slide in Amazon’s customer service. They aren’t the only game in town.
Mr. Bezo….Are YOU LISTENING??😕😔😪
I’m always on the look-out for new snack ideas that are tasty, filling, preferably all organic and with a good or better than average ingredient/nutritional list. Happily, I found a new snack item recently that fits all that criteria. 🙂
ShaSha Co. Organic Buckwheat Snack(s) are crunchy, not too sweet, filling and have a nice cocoa kick to them too. And the ingredient list is ALL organic, I ♥ that.
I‘m trying to buy organic EVERYTHING these days, 😉 but when it comes to snack items, an all organic ingredient list can be hard to find.
Here’s the nutritional info:
I love that organic buckwheat groats are the main ingredient.
Buckwheat is a very healthy food, you can read more about it here, and at many other sites online.
These snacks are also gluten free and IMO, reasonably priced at Amazon for less than $6. for a 170G bag. Considering the organic ingredients, not a bad price at all.
I’m going to give some of the other flavors in this snack line a try too. I’ve previously enjoyed the ShaSha Co. Organic Spelt Lemon Snap cookies many times, and they definitely did not disappoint with these snacks either! 😉
Stop by the ShaSha Co. website (they are Canadian!!!) to read about all their other products and many positive initiatives too. 🙂
Happy Snacking, Weekend and Week Ahead!
PS: If you have any fav organic and/or healthy snack suggestions to try (sweet or salty) please DO share!
Have you heard about arm and finger knitting?
I hadn’t until recently, but judging by the number of people (over 8 million!!) viewing this YouTube video (check it out, really well done) about arm knitting, it’s a very popular craft that’s shaking things up in the knitting world and how!
I think this is such a cool idea! 😉
Replacing knitting needles with your arms or fingers, to create beautiful and rather unique knit items. I’ve already got a couple of projects picked out to try, just waiting for some yarn to arrive in the mail.
So, after the basic how-to’s are worked out, where to go to find some really nice arm and finger knit patterns to try out?
A book that I highly recommend, if you decide to give this fun, new craft a go!
Filled with all kinds of original arm and finger knits, including these two beautiful examples:
Raspberry Ripple Shawl
Cozy Striped Throw
Other patterns included in the book: a travel blanket, that folds up into a pillow when not in use (that’s one I’ve got in mind to make), a two-tone tote bag,several other home furnishing projects including several throws and pillow covers, a couple of really fun vests…and many more.
There are also complete instructions HOW TO arm and finger knit. Arm knitting is for larger gauge projects, finger knits for finer gauge items.
Another thing I like about this book, the author explains how to make yarn from t-shirts that can be used in many of these projects, if you prefer to go that route, rather than using bulky/chunky weight yarns. I like that (repurposing/recycling) idea, a lot! 🙂
If you haven’t heard about arm and finger knitting before or haven’t gotten around to checking it out further, this book is a great way to get started.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with full page color photos.
Instructions are easy for even beginners to follow.
The selection of patterns runs the gamut from home decor items for every room to a variety of edgy to elegant fashion items.
And if you have tried this craft already, do share your experiences! I’d love to hear what you’ve made and how its worked out for you. 😉
♥ Happy Knitting and Weekend ♥
I have updated the photos in both of my: Groovy Green Kitchen cookbooks (Kindle versions) and free updates are now available from Amazon.
Amazon.com has kindly informed me that they will be sending out notices to customers who purchased one or both of these eBooks previously, re: the update. But in case you don’t hear from them, you can also contact Amazon to get the free updates.
I was having issues with the photos in both of these eBooks, when zoomed in particular. They are now looking much better and I think have added to the overall presentation quite a bit.
I have less than an optimal set-up for kitchen photos at present, but with some photo editing that I did and some help from the talented: Lissa at Postcards from the Rain (thanks again Lissa!), they are now good to go.
I also suggested to Amazon that white borders on the zoomed version of photos (instead of the ugly brown they had previously) would look a lot better. They sent in my suggestion for consideration and woohoo, they have now made that change! 🙂
I am also looking for more reviewers for both of these cookbooks.
If you like to cook and would be interested in giving one or both of these eBooks a “test drive” send me an email at:
veggiecook @myway .com (spaces removed), type REVIEWER in subject line
and we can go from there.
Have a wonderful week and Happy Cooking! 🙂
Looking for a good read for the weekend/upcoming week?
Check out my new review of:
Street Magic by William Hammett.
An original story that I enjoyed from start to finish!
Happy Reading and Weekend. 🙂
From the Amazon product page:
The people of Pace, Indiana, are jolted from their routine small-town lives when a street magician, Lark the Magnificent, begins staging one incredible show after another. There is seemingly nothing this man in an electric-blue suit can’t do, from levitating above the sidewalk to making it snow on a sunny day.
But Joe Bailey, meek bachelor and town archivist, notices that things in Pace aren’t quite right. People are going missing, stores are closing, and someone—or some thing—is living in a row of abandoned homes on River Road.
In this homage to Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, William Hammett has written a chilling novel in lyrical prose about the evil locked behind the doors of small-town America, an evil that Joe Bailey will have to combat with his own brand of street magic.
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Stash yarn….what to make, what to make…and how to use it ALL up? 😉
It’s an ongoing challenge for all of us knit and crochet addicts.
One of the first places I look for “stash inspiration” is my collection of: One- Skein Wonders books.
And my fav in this craft series to date is: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders.
What a fab book! 🙂
I consider ANY craft book good value, if I can pick out at least 4-5 projects right from the start, that I would actually make. When it comes to this book, I picked out a lot more than that, on my first browse, including:
Wisteria Arbor Shawl
Lacy Summer Footlets
These topped the list of numerous projects in this book that grabbed my attention. I actually have a stash yarn “on deck” for the Wisteria Arbor shawl, as soon as I finish up my two current projects on the go.
The Footlets I will definitely be trying as well; these look perfect for the summer days ahead. 🙂
And for anyone looking for a fun, easy project for a baby or toddler, these oh so cute pants would surely be a hit:
Baby Brights Tights
Aren’t they adorable?
There is something for every knitter in this book AND for knitters of all skill levels too. There are also a few patterns for crochet fans too. All made in sock yarns, but with a bit of variety of weights of yarn, in that general category.
And these are NOT all knit on teeny-tiny needles either, in case you have a phobia about dpn’s that are 2.25 MM or less ( I actually got over mine!) 😉
Projects range from baby and dolls clothes, gorgeous shawls and shrugs, scarves, gloves, mittens, toys, totes, home decor…you name it, it’s in here! And what gorgeous patterns these are, all made from just one skein of the suggested yarn they are shown in. And oh so perfect for adapting to your own stash selection!
I also checked over at the Storey Publishing site for corrections for this book. Not TOO bad, just two pages of corrections for the entire book. And as any avid knitter knows, that’s not a lot, compared to some of the “correction nightmare” books out there. You can find them here.
I highly recommend: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. I have a LOT of knitting books but this one moved up in my top 5 favs, right away. It really is an exceptional collection of wonderful, unique patterns; to enjoy for years to come.
Happy Knitting! 🙂
Photos credits: Ira Garber Photography Inc. Used with permission of the publisher.
is now available in Kindle and print book formats at: Amazon.com, .ca, UK….
I am SO happy to finally have this cookbook completed. 🙂 And I’m pleased with the results too.
I hope you’ll check it out soon, over at Amazon and if you can, please spread the word too.
In the meantime, I’ve got a ton of ideas on the go, for promoting this new book.
And then, it’s on to my next book project, that’s already in progress. 😉
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Cooking and Reading. G
I’m type, type, typing…. away!!!
I’ve made the end of February, my deadline for finishing my newest cookbook (print and Kindle/eBook versions):
The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups
I think I can still reach my time goal; I am on the home stretch. 😉
I don’t know why this particular book project has taken me sooooo long to complete.
But right now, I’m just focused on the fact that it IS almost complete and that’s a good thing! 🙂
In the meantime, I am having a free Kindle promo this weekend for my other GGK cookbook:
It will be available as a free Kindle/eBook download, all this weekend (Feb. 20-22) at:
Amazon.com, .ca, UK….
And here’s a sample soup recipe from the GGK II:
….to get your taste-buds ready for the full collection. 😉
In addition to lots of great soups in this new book/eBook, there’s a variety of side dishes to go along with them.
Wish me luck for finishing “on time” and happy weekend, G
Stop by Amazon to check out these weekend Kindle promos! 🙂
Happy Reading and Weekend.
I have two Kindle book promos coming up, both starting this Friday, January 9th:
On January 9, 10 and 11th:
Will be available for FREE at Amazon.com and also at Amazon.ca, UK, IT, etc…
From January 9-15:
Will be available as a Kindle Countdown Deal (Amazon.com only) for only .99 (regular Kindle price is 2.99)
Hope you will check out both of these promos and do spread the word if you can too.
Reviews at Amazon.com are always most appreciated too, if you enjoy any of my books/eBooks. 😉
Happy Reading and Weekend! 🙂