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Re: BOA sent me an offer to take a Questionnaire and receive a $40 Gas Card


DI wrote: 

I have no problem with supermarkets keeping a tab of what I buy.  Maybe they will keep the products in stock for a change. 



Excellent point, DI! 

 

(Made me smile, too!)  :smileyhappy: 

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I used to work in my uncle's large grocery store, which was later bought by Winn-Dixie.  He knew every customer by their first name and kept all the products they would ask for.  He had a small notebook to write down special orders and the next week, it would be there.

 

All the locals had credit at the store.  The elderly and shut-in's would just call in their grocery order.  We would fill it and DELIVER; putting things away in cabinets and "ice boxes".  Sometimes we got a quarter, most times, not.

 

Now we have huge companies, spending gazillions of dollars to learn what we like . . . just don't seem right.

 

I miss those simpler times.  I'll bet some of you do too.

 

Sorry to thread-jack, I just couldn't help it.

 

 

Message Edited by Itsmeagain on 12-21-2009 09:26 AM

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Re: BOA sent me an offer to take a Questionnaire and receive a $40 Gas Card


Itsmeagain wrote:

I used to work in my uncle's large grocery store, which was later bought by Winn-Dixie.  He knew every customer by their first name and kept all the products they would ask for.  He had a small notebook to write down special orders and the next week, it would be there.

 

All the locals had credit at the store.  The elderly and shut-in's would just call in their grocery order.  We would fill it and DELIVER; putting things away in cabinets and "ice boxes".  Sometimes we got a quarter, most times, not.

 

Now we have huge companies, spending gazillions of dollars to learn what we like . . . just don't seem right.

 

I miss those simpler times.  I'll bet some of you do too.

 

Sorry to thread-jack, I just couldn't help it.

 

 

Message Edited by Itsmeagain on 12-21-2009 09:26 AM

(I couldn't help it either, once I saw your post!) 

 

The butcher also knew you had a dog, and would save bones for him...no charge, of course.  How times have changed!

 

 

 

Carry on... 

 

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Re: BOA sent me an offer to take a Questionnaire and receive a $40 Gas Card


Itsmeagain wrote:

I used to work in my uncle's large grocery store, which was later bought by Winn-Dixie.  He knew every customer by their first name and kept all the products they would ask for.  He had a small notebook to write down special orders and the next week, it would be there.

 

All the locals had credit at the store.  The elderly and shut-in's would just call in their grocery order.  We would fill it and DELIVER; putting things away in cabinets and "ice boxes".  Sometimes we got a quarter, most times, not.

 

Now we have huge companies, spending gazillions of dollars to learn what we like . . . just don't seem right.

 

I miss those simpler times.  I'll bet some of you do too.

 

Sorry to thread-jack, I just couldn't help it.

 

 

Message Edited by Itsmeagain on 12-21-2009 09:26 AM

A store would run itself out of business if it does the things your uncle has done in the past. But it's great to know a community driven stores once existed.

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A store would run itself out of business if it does the things your uncle has done in the past. But it's great to know a community driven stores once existed.

True . . . . . sad but true.  He sold out in 1960 or 61.


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I still haven't received the membership information in the mail yet.  I'm waiting on it to arrive and cancel it.  I hope my $40 gas card be with it, 
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DI wrote:

A store would run itself out of business if it does the things your uncle has done in the past. But it's great to know a community driven stores once existed.


That is the conventional wisdom, but is not true.  Businesses that are in a niche market and know their customers continue to thrive.  There is a SuperWalmart about a mile away from my house and across the street is a locally owned Ace Hardware.  If I need a couple of screws or bolts Ace is the Place.  They have bins and bins of nuts and bolts and the people working there (the owners) know their stock.  And they are thriving.  If you go to Walmart, Lowes, or Home Depot you are forced to buy a whole box of screws in a size that is not quite right.  There are all kinds of small independent shops in my town; wine, kitchen gadgets, a small brewery, local banks, etc. that work because they target themselves to the local economy in a way the Big Box stores, Anheuser Busch, Chase and BoA never could.  Walmart is fine for bulk stuff, but they can't serve all the needs of their customers all the time. 

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The wait for membership info and $40 gas card to arrive for cancellation continues.
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I always sign up for these special promotions, but usually not when it involves membership in some program.  My favorite, is that FirstTennessee (my bank) sent out a promotion almost 2 years ago that if you used billpay online once a month for three months they'd send you $100.  So I did, and then I stopped using it and got the same offer again, later realizing they send it to anyone that hasn't used billpay online for 3 months, so every 6 months for the past two years, I'd get $100 for basically paying my bills.  I think they stopped that promotion, though, I haven't gotten it since the third time Smiley Sad

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thrasher865 wrote:
I always sign up for these special promotions, but usually not when it involves membership in some program.  My favorite, is that FirstTennessee (my bank) sent out a promotion almost 2 years ago that if you used billpay online once a month for three months they'd send you $100.  So I did, and then I stopped using it and got the same offer again, later realizing they send it to anyone that hasn't used billpay online for 3 months, so every 6 months for the past two years, I'd get $100 for basically paying my bills.  I think they stopped that promotion, though, I haven't gotten it since the third time Smiley Sad

That's nice!   I made $130 off a Chase Amazon card for something similar.  It's didn't cost me  anything in the process. 

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