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  1. divinemsmstl

    Charter Bright House/Spectrum/Waypoint Collecting From Wrong Person

    I sympathize with the OP and his (her?) frustration with dealing with the "big 3" credit reporting agencies. When Equifax screwed up a couple of years ago re: not protecting credit info, we immediately locked down our files with them and the other 2 major agencies (actually, there are 4 total...
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    NORWEGIAN SKY: Cruise from HELL

    We sailed on the Sky in January (our itinerary was only to Key West and to 3 ports in the Bahamas, not to Cuba). Yes, we booked it through Costco Travel because they had some sweeteners that made it attractive. Prior to that cruise, we were on a short cruise to Mexico on RCCL. On our last...
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    HDTV bought @ Costco in 2012 is failing .. any recourse?

    Well, I did get a reply from Costco's member services. I was given a link to the Concierge page on Costco's website. I'll have to dig and see if they (Concierge Services) have an e-mail address, because I would prefer to have my info about this case in writing. When I opened the page, all I saw...
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    DirecTV rant

    DirecTV seems to be getting harder to deal with all the time. I'm about ready to write AT&T (using the contacts I found here). My biggest gripe with them at the moment is that they don't seem to want us to sign another 2-year contract, so we could keep some control on our cable TV costs. Our...
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    HDTV bought @ Costco in 2012 is failing .. any recourse?

    On February 17, 2012 we purchased a 60" LG HDTV at the Costco store in St. Peters, MO. At the time of purchase, we also bought a SquareTrade extended warranty for an additional 5 years of coverage beyond the standard Costco 2 years. (We do not normally purchase extended warranties on anything...
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    Budget not having the ordered car

    A few years ago we booked a car from a major rental company for a road trip to the Eastern US (PA, VA, etc.) We requested a full-size car, which would have ideally gotten us a Chevy Impala. Plenty of room for luggage, etc. and comfortable for the long drive from STL. Got to the rental office...
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    Mobile phone use outside the US

    I have taken Neil's advice and have installed Skype on my iPhone (which also puts it on my iPad). Thanks to all for the suggestions. The main reason I was concerned about getting messages outside of US is because hubby is rather antsy about the stock market right now, and wants to be able to...
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    Mobile phone use outside the US

    We both have iPhones, so that's doable. Hadn't considered it … thanks.
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    Mobile phone use outside the US

    Husband & I are leaving for Florida in a few days to board 2 cruises -- one to MX, the other to the Bahamas. We have 4 days in FL between the 1st and 2nd cruise. I inquired with our cell provider (Consumer Cellular) about what it would take to make our service with them operational in those...
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    Shopping for wedding dresses

    Another aspect of buying a wedding dress online -- or any piece of clothing that is made in China -- is that they probably use "Asian sizing", which could be 2 or 3 sizes smaller than the equivalent US size. (Using the size 12 example above, an Asian size 12 might fit a US size 6 or 8.) Many of...
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    Are we safe in the Bahamas?

    In fact, the bags I've looked at are advertised as slash-proof (steel reinforcement in strap, steel mesh in sides/body of bag). Have looked on eBags.com and Amazon, but haven't yet pulled the trigger on anything. What I use when shopping here is a medium Coach bag (fabric w/ leather trim) which...
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    Are we safe in the Bahamas?

    OK, but isn't a common method of handbag theft slashing the bag and/or the strap, so it falls away easily or the contents can be easily accessed? That was my reason for buying a theft-resistant bag. (We're also going on a cruise to Mexico the week before the Bahamas cruise; while I don't intend...
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    Are we safe in the Bahamas?

    We are going on this same NCL cruise (albeit a couple weeks later). The advice you all have given is solid -- just good common sense. The only thing I've heard about the Bahamas was from my hairdresser … her comment was that the beaches were beautiful, but that the cities had many...
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    Red Plum ads

    I think OP mentioned that the ad inserts are delivered by the Chicago Tribune, and that she's repeatedly asked them to stop delivering them to her. Similar situation in STL -- subscribers to the Post-Dispatch get these inserts in their newspapers, but non-subscribers get just the inserts thrown...
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    Insuring 2 cruises ... separately or with a yearly policy?

    First cruise is round trip from Fort Lauderdale; 2nd one is round trip from Miami. Definitely not going home to STL in between. We're still discussing whether to book a hotel in/near Fort Lauderdale, bunk with one of the friends or relatives we have in other parts of the state (which would be a...