Canderous and Cade's Crazy Cantina: a shiny new fanfiction social thread!

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  1. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    I hate when organizations say you owe money and you don't because they usually send it to collections and then you have those idiots calling you. I had this problem with DELL computers. I wanted to extend my warranty. They put it on my DELL account. I told them I moved and gave them my new address. In fact I gave them my new address a number of times. Well they sent the bill to my old address and since I hadn't lived there for two years it was returned to them. So, although DELL had my email address, my phone number and my new address they sent it to collections. Ironically they gave the collection company my phone number and new address. They waited for a year to do this and added another $300 in late fees. It resulted in a 100 point dip in my credit rating. So... now I own a MAC.

    Last year I went through a similar situation with my eye doctor. I get an eye exam and order glasses. I can't see out of the glasses at all. They send them back to the lens maker and they come back even worse. The doctor looked at my glasses and then reevaluated my eyes and told me, "Your eyes are uncorrectable." I said, "I'm not paying for these glasses."

    So the doctor not only tried to get me to pay the $250 for the bad glasses, but he put a claim into my insurance company because he looked at my eyes again to determine why the eyeglass prescription wasn't working. When the insurance company didn't pay he tried to charge me another $150. I was like, "Are you freaking crazy."

    I told them I was going to complain to anybody who will listen to me. I put in fraud reports to my insurance company and complained to Federal Health Net, BBB and to the local VA rep. Eventually they sent me a letter saying I didn't owe them anything.

    I get so worked up about this stuff. :mad:
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  2. EmeraldJediFire Force Ghost

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    I wasn't but the classes were never dropped like they were supposed too. I like how they make the mistake and want me to pay

    LSC waited a year to send me a bill saying I hadn't paid.
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  3. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    @Jedi_Lover: yike! I'm glad I've never bought anything from Dell. Mind you, even if I had bought something and had that problem I don't think I would've bought a Mac. Mostly because I just don't get on with the OS at all, but that's just personal preference. [face_thinking]

    @EmeraldJediFire: yeah, it's them who mess up and you who foots the bill. Not really sure what you can do about that. :rolleyes:
  4. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    Do you have any proof that you dropped the class? Sometimes you need to go to the next higher manager to get things done. Then tell them you are the Queen of social media and if they keep badgering you you will tweet to everybody you know telling them how shoddily you were treated by them. You will tweet until your thumbs bleed. :p

    @moosemousse I am getting used to the MAC. My laptop is a PC. The first PC lasted two weeks before it died (Toshiba) I got my money back and then got a Samsung and it has been in the shop three times for bad parts. My MAC only had one problem in booting up and the reason I had to bring it in to the shop was the online Geek Squad guy wasn't familiar with MACs. It turns out I just needed to do a hard boot or something like that. The MAC tech called me and was confused as to why the computer was sent to the main shop when it just needed a hard boot. I said, "I don't know. The Geeks at the store couldn't figure out how to boot it up." He said the ony trouble with MAC is that the Geek Squad guys are usually experts in PCs and are clueless with MACs.

    Anyway, it seems like a good machine. My PC is running slow and I realized it's hard drive is 90% full. I don't put anything on this computer but my fanfics. My son likes the computer because it is faster than his and I think he downloaded every game in the universe. o_O Either that or a whole lot of porn. :p J/K he knows better than that.
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  5. EmeraldJediFire Force Ghost

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    Well, that's the thing. When I was trying to apply for financial aid..because they'd dropped them once because I didn't pay on time..apparently the payment cut off was a few days before...I signed up for the courses AGAIN that was a pain in the butt then went to financial aide and said I need to apply. THey said it wouldn't kick in till a week into the semester and that the classes would probably be dropped if I didn't pay soon.
    i was so fed up over not being able to get the financial aid in time I pretty much left without doing anything else. I had forgotten about it...what steams me is...they dropped the classes the first time when I didn't pay on time, but they didn't the second time.

    I' know it's not their job to do it...but how do you wait to drop the course yourself (the college) after figuring half way into the freaking semester you realize that person hasn't been attending.

    I know technically i'd be at fault, but I'm not telling them that. I don't have to.
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  6. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    Ekk EJF, I hope it gets sorted out. At my uni you have to pay by the 3rd day of classes or else you get booted from them automatically. That reminds me that I gotta go pay that. The line-ups are horrible come September.

    I'm currently peeved off at the local music store. I rented a cello for a month just for something interesting to learn (because before Darth Real Life and Darth Cancer showed up, July was going to be fairly quiet for me). I got this cello and paid the rental fee on July 5th, but it was horribly out of tune and one of the strings was broken, so I took it back the next day and they said they'd fix it no problem but it would take a day or two. The next day the phoned me and they said they were quite embarrassed because they didn't have any strings. They said it would only be a few days but here we are, almost to the end of July and I still haven't gotten it back. I did NOT pay to have a cello for 2 days. I'm going to get my mother to phone today to see if I can get my money back.
  7. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    @Briannakin they may not want to give you your money back, but they should credit you one month of having the Cello from the day it is returned to you in working condition. I can't see them giving you any grief over this because it is obviously their fault. But you never know...some businesses are jerks.
  8. EmeraldJediFire Force Ghost

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    That was LSC way of doing things the last time I was there and apparently it holds true to this day
    Which ia why I'm not sure why they didn't catch it because they sure noticed the first time.

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  9. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic Manager

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    I'm HOPING that if I get snooty enough they'll give me my money back, but they'll probably give me another month for free, which is really doesn't do me much good because I'm gone for about 1/2 of August.

    At my uni, once you have been dropped from a class, you can't get back in.

    Also, while we are complaining, I dislike it when sites don't tell you the shipping method till AFTER it's shipped. Also, I hate DHL. I bought a shirt for my sister for her birthday (I'll be in London for her birthday so I'm kinda spoiling her this year) and the website said MOST packages come regular mail. However, because I live in the gosh darn Arctic Circle, they decided to send it DHL. But the DHL here blows. I've dealt with them before. They NEVER deliver packages, you have to go to the office to pick it up, yet they NEVER contact you when your package comes. You have to rely on the tracking website, which is SO confusing in and of itself.
  10. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    Due to my disabilities, I was able to get my student loans dismissed, and I'm grateful for that.

    Enjoy your trip visiting your sister in London.
  11. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    My first laptop was a Toshiba and it kept going for years. It didn't get replaced because it broke, I just wanted something new. I need a new laptop though as it's almost full. It's only 30GB and Windows is using 20GB of it. :(
  12. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    I have two hard drives and one says it has 18.8 GB free out of 230 GB and the other one says 57 GB free out of 344 GB. What has that boy put on my computer that takes up almost 500 GB?
  13. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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  14. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    I assume it is video games. He always asks me for money to buy stuff from a site called "Steam". He does online game play.
  15. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    Those take up a lot of space, my younger brother used to, and he had to buy a 2 gig external drive, to handle the storage requirements.
  16. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    Yeah, I can see that...but 500GB have been used! He must have bought a hundred video games. I really need to check my credit cards more often. :p
  17. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    You'd be surprised how much space current games can take, especially if they're networked.
    you're saving game levels, character details, worlds, they're like mini movies, where you control the actors.

    Just look at the Star Wars networked games, battlefront, jedi Academy, The Force Unleashed, The Old Republic, they can be huge.

    I prefer the classics, Asteroids, metroid, Pole Position, Donkey Kong, Mario brothers, and Pac Man, and those are combined less then 100 MB
  18. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Yeah, Steam is an online game service. It's download only which is very good for older games, like Knights of the Old Republic. But yes, games can take up a lot of space.
  19. Iverna Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I just looked, and my install of The Old Republic is about 25GB. If he plays a lot of games, those would take up a fair bit of space. Especially if they're newer games, because they have fancier everything. My brother plays a lot of games, and he has an external hard drive just for them. It might be worth your while investing in one of those if you need more storage. They're fairly cheap nowadays.
  20. mavjade Fanfic & New Movies Manager -Currently Away

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    Ugh, universities and money. I know I had a few problems and I know they were paid on time and had proof! I also heard many a horror story about financial aid messing everything up.


    So apropos of nothing, I applied to be on the federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team back in March. Just a few weeks ago I read that all current applications were on hold and no further positions would be posted for the foreseeable future. I figured they had their budget cut and I just gave up on it. Today I got an email stating my application was going onto the next phase!! :D

    I have to fill out a TON of federal paper work and take a few tests to move on, but I'm so excited!! (I actually started jumping up and down while at work. [face_blush] )
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  21. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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  22. JediMaster_Jen Force Ghost

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    That is awesome! Congrats! :)
  23. Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus

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    Cool--that's exciting! I had a summer internship in emergency management so I remember how exciting it can be. I hope you get on board!
  24. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Torrents also take up a lot of space. My brother is regularly clearing his hard drive to make room for other torrents. I know better than to say what those torrents are.
  25. Jedi_Lover Chosen One

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    @TrakNar So I went to Wiki to look up what torrents are and now I have a headache.

    Ack! It is 2:30 AM and I am awake because I live in a scary forest and I just finished watching a horror movie about demons in a scary forest. Why do I do that? [face_worried]
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