Feb 4th 2012 11:59PM The price of a kitchen knife does not necessarily equal quality. I've purchased single knives upwards of $350-400 for a boning knife, to a set of six knives that cost me more than $2k. None of these knives worked as well as a knife I bought from one of the shopping channels, which I paid a whopping $40, plus s/h of course. I use it for almost everything a knife can be used for-boning, paring, bread knife, garnishes, fileting, and then some. I've given away the expensive, useless knives. Unfortunately, I used the "cheap" knife so much I wore the name off the handle, and my husband "borrowed" it for work one day and never brought it home, and I don't know how to get another one. I'd pay much more to get another knife like that.
Jul 23rd 2011 1:14AM This was a story that warmed my heart. I had to say goodbye to my sweet girl Bacall, a 19 y.o. Ragdoll, last Oct. I didn't think the tears would ever stop. My home felt so empty & cold, my husband saw the sadness in my eyes everyday. Finally, in Apr., he suggested it was time to think about having another 4 legged feline kid running around the house (we have a 13 y.o. Lab. that is devoted to him), and I agreed. 2 weeks later we brought Cleo home, followed by Zoey in July, both beautiful Ragdolls. Although they will never replace Bacall, they have brought life back into our home. Cats are a blessing, and I am so glad that Judy was reunited with her precious babies.
Feb 16th 2011 7:01PM tojo, if you had an elderly relative that needed a liver transplant, without it they would die, would you tell that loved one that they're too old to waste money & other resources on in an effort to procure a liver to save their life? I know you'll say that you can't compare humans to animals, but, for some of us that's just not the case. Our hearts are big enough to love all living things. Some of us think of our pets as family members, and, as such, we treat them with the same care & dignity that we would a human family member. I'm not going to "bash" you- you're not worth the effort. However, I will say that I truly feel sorry for anyone that is close to you- family members, significant other, friends- you are emotionally vacant, which is sad for those who care about you. And, as for you PatrickPain, if that's your real name, it proves that Karma is a bitch. If you chose that name, it gives great insight into your emotional stability. You are the one who needs to seek help, as soon as possible. Anyone who thinks "Pain" is a "cool" name needs long-term therapy. I'd also like to see a picture of you-my guess is you're no supermodel. Why do people like you and tojo enjoy being cruel, especially when it's directed towards animals? Perhaps it's because they don't have a voice to defend themselves, or they can't physically defend themselves? I suspect that if Charlie was 6'6", 310lb., and was built like Mike Tyson, you'd think twice before saying he was an "ugly s.o.b.". Bet you'd hate to come face to face with a pissed off cat that size!
Feb 16th 2011 2:12AM Charlie looks just fine. There is not one of us, including the "supermodels", walking this earth who can say they are perfect. Who needs perfection? I'd take loyalty, companionship, unconditional love, and a lifetime of joy over a "perfect" face. I lost my beautiful Ragdoll, Bacall, on 10/20/10 after 18 1/2 years of having her by my side. She truly was a gorgeous cat, but I would have loved her just the same if she only had one ear, one eye, half of her teeth, etc. (her "sister", my Mom's cat, had to have her eye removed after we found her, obviously abused as she had many other injuries, outside my Mom's home when she was only 5 weeks old).It was her personality that made her so wonderful. I miss her so very much, I still cry whenever I think of her(and I'm 55 y.o.!). I would love to have Charlie as part of our family. Unfortunately (because Charlie dislikes other animals), we have a 15 year old Lab., who also suffers from health problems, and I'm afraid she may not be with us much longer. And, as we live in Florida, it could be a bit tricky getting Charlie here-however, we would love to share our love with him. We have big hearts for animals, and I believe Charlie would have a wonderful home with us. He would be spoiled beyond words, and would receive the very best medical care that money could buy. I wish it could be possible for him to join our household. Money is not a problem. Maybe wishes do come true???
Jan 7th 2011 2:09AM A restocking fee is necessary to pay the employees who have to clean up, repackage, replace missing parts, and prepare those items that were returned by customers who purchased items that were the wrong size, wrong color, wrong item, or wrong for a variety of other reasons. Often times items that are returned can't be restocked as customers have already used the item, and in doing so have damaged it, dirtied it, or caused it to be not resellable for a wide variety of reasons. In these situations the company must absorb the cost of the loss of these items, while issuing a refund to the customer, minus the restocking fee. While you may not be the type of person who would do such a thing, there are, unfortunately, many who would and do. I own a small business and face this situation occasionaly. I wish I could always issue a full refund to customers who return parts, but, as I said, there is a cost involved in processing every returned part, whether or not it can be resold. A restocking fee has nothing to do with the customer being right or wrong, but a necessity to help keep costs down, and continue to meet payroll for business owners like myself.
Jan 7th 2011 1:04AM Ms. Coleman and Ms. Chatzky didn't look very hard when trying to find a phone number on the LNT website-it is listed under the Customer Service section. You can also click on the "Guest Services" link, and it will take you to the "Contact Us" information, which lists the phone number, the Live Chat info, as well as the email contact form. How many other ways would you like to be able to contact the customer service reps at LNT?
Jan 7th 2011 12:10AM I've purchased items from LNT, both prior to the bankruptcy and since then, and have had to occasionally return an item. I have never been charged a restocking fee, nor have I ever had difficulty receiving the proper credit. I can understand why businesses charge a restocking fee, being a small business owner myself. People need to understand that there are costs involved when a customer returns an item, whether it's clothes, a computer, a part for their car, holiday ornaments, etc. Every item returned has to be inspected for damage, wear & tear, and whether or not it can be restocked for resale. If it is restockable, it will need to be prepared for that, i.e. cleaned, repackaged, relabeled. It takes people to do all of that-computers will never be able to perform these necessary jobs- and these employees have to get paid. Companies could raise the prices on their products to cover these wages, however, I don't think customers would be happy with that either. One more thing worth noting, I received an email from LNT today (I'm on their mailing list), and I found a phone number listed under Customer Service- 800-609-9880, hours of operation M-F, 10:00am-4:30pm PT. I hope this number is helpful.
Sep 15th 2010 5:42AM What a special cat! I believe cats like Christopher who suffered a trauma, was a resue kitty, or a sick kitty that was nursed back to health will, if given the opportunity, give back tenfold to the person responsible for his 2nd chance. I "took" a cat that my Mom's neighbor "owned", and had been abusing, about 20 years ago. Kalaidopy had lived outdoors her whole life, braving the elements, fighting off strays, AND being "bred" every time she went into heat- the neighbor would sell the kittens at a local flea market, getting top dollar for those that looked like her, a Tortie Point Siamese. I started working at a Pet Supply Store in 1990, and we had an excellent animal adoption program, and I saw this as my opportunity to give Pee Pee (her nickname) a better life. She was pregnant when I got her, and 2 weeks later delivered 5 precious babies (one of which, a Lynx Point I named Bogie, I brought home). When Pee Pee had almost weaned her litter, we had a Mama Cat brought in whose milk had dried up. Pee stepped in and started nursing the litter, like the ultimate "good momma" that she was. During the next couple of months, Pee fostered 3 or 4 more litters that were either abandoned, their Mother's milk dried up, or Mom was too ill to nurse them. She was such a good Mommy! Over the next 4 years, Kalaidopy remained a "store cat", and was called on often to be a blood donor, and once was needed as a bone marrow donor- not once during all of those years & through all of the procedures did you hear a "meow" of complaint from this tough cat! When my husband and I moved to Fl.in 1994, we took Kalaidopy, along with Bogie and our newest addition, a Ragdoll named Bacall (who was also nursed by Pee when her Mom, a pedigreed Ragdoll, was unable to produce enough milk for the 5 kittens she had in '92). PeePee lived the rest of her life as a spoiled lady of leisure here in Fl. We had to make the difficult decision to have her euthanized after a short, difficult illness in 2001, at the ripe old age of 21 y.o.! Although the 1st 10 years of her life were difficult, to say the least, I'd like to believe that the last 11 years were filled with much love, care & contentment. She not only helped countless numbers of kitties in need, she went on to fill our home with laughter over her mischevious antics, and sheer amazement at how she could love us so completely & unconditionally, never "blaming" us for her past misfortunes. We miss her to this day! *We had to have her/our little girl, Bogie, euthanized a year after Pee Pee as a result of lung cancer. Bogie was, and still is, the sweetest cat I have ever known! Even when she was feeling her worst, she would come to me when I called her name so I could give her the horrible tasting medication, never complaining or making it difficult for me to administer the medicine- she was truly an angel! She was 12 y.o. when we had to say goodbye to her. Now Bacall, who turned 18 in May, was diagnosed with Diabetes 3 weeks ago! She has had Chronic Renal Failure for the past 5 years, but we've been able to control that with diet, and recently started her on a new medication called Azodyl. Now we have this new challenge to deal with. She's the last of the 3 cats that moved to Fl. from GA. with us. I don't think I'll be getting anymore cats, once Bacall goes.
Jul 25th 2010 2:33AM Maybe if you could pawn the "precious gems", as well as the 23k gold, these cards WOULD be the perfect gift! I'm sure they can't be returned as is, however, if the gems that are on these cards are truly worth anything, pawning or selling them could make you enough cash to go out and purchase something you'd really like to receive for the holidays! Of course, the sender may not appreciate this, but what they don't know won't them!!!
Jul 25th 2010 2:27AM Maybe if you could pawn the "precious gems", as well as the 23k gold, these cards WOULD be the perfect gift! I'm sure they can't be returned as is, however, if the gems that are on these cards are truly worth anything, pawning or selling them could make you enough cash to go out and purchase something you'd really like to receive for the holidays! Of course, the sender may not appreciate this, but what they don't know won't them!!!