Monday, February 20, 2012

Daily Deal Site-Just for Golf!

Like golfing or know someone that does? Try Divot-a daily deal site focused just on golf deals. Each day-a different golf related deal.  These make great Father's Day deals.

Sample deal:

Cleveland Mashie Hybrid Golf Club for just $59.99. Suggested retail is $200

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Philadelphia Airport Parking Coupon-Just $6

We found an amazing parking discount for the Philly airport.  If you're traveling soon this will save you money! Park at Central Air Park, conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Philadelphia (PHL) Airport, for just $6 a day. It is the same distance as long term parking, has quicker shuttles, and you can even call them for custom pickups! Feel free to give this coupon to your family, friends, co-workers or anyone else you know who likes to travel or may be going somewhere from the Airport! (It will save you up to $5/day!) Get the coupon here

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Giveaway: $25 Ann Taylor Gift Card

To reward our readers, we're hosting a giveaway! The grand prize-a $25 Gift Card to Ann Taylor. Please note that Ann Taylor is in no way affiliated with this contest, giveaway or prize-we purchased the gift certificate ourselves. 

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Warning: Why I won't use Paypal ever again

Many of us use Paypal on a daily basis, not just for purchases made through eBay. I know that in the past I have often used Paypal to purchase pretty much all of my items online-things from Etsy, etc.  This has now changed. After my most recent experience I will never use Paypal again.

My story: I purchased something from a website that came with a 90 day money-back guarantee. Very simple guarantee-if you are not happy please contact us and we will be happy to refund you.  I contacted the website-they sidestepped around refunding me the money.  I then contacted Paypal to see what I could do.

The answer-nothing! Paypal has a dispute resolution process for upto 45 days after you paid-anything after 45 days and a dispute cannot be opened.  For any reason, including one like this where the seller was claiming to offer a 90 day guarantee.

Frankly I am shocked and disappointed with Paypal's policy (as well as their customer service-five emails have been sent to me each one saying that "you can open a dispute up to 45 days after the transaction date. Hope this helps.")  I've found several other people who had similar instances-they purchased something with a 60 day guarantee, it broke at 45 days, they asked for a refund, and Paypal won't help them.  Unfortunately if we had purchased with a major credit card, we would most likely be able to get our money back.

Paypal should not be allowing websites that use Paypal to collect money to rip-off their customers.   Instead Paypal should be investigating claims like this and making websites honor their guarantees-or those websites would not be able to use Paypal anymore. 

I still planning on suing the website to get the money back but this is another lengthy step that shouldn't have to be taken by the average consumer.

I will never use Paypal again for major purchases.

My advice:
-Use credit cards online exclusively for better protection and service.  I have had similar situations happen with my Discover and Visa-both times the card company worked with ME to get the item replaced or to get my money back.

-Realize that with Paypal longer guarantees are useless.  Since you only have 45 days to open a dispute, a guarantee of 1 year or 6 months is useless unless you are paying with a major credit card.

-Same with Paypal's verified seller status. My situation is with a verified seller.  It means nothing. Stick with credit cards.

-Don't use Paypal for any online services.  I learned my lesson and am publishing this so others don't have to be ripped off in the future.