darkinc wrote:Those who are receiving replacement Bowl of Cereal items for missing ones, did you get tracking information or notification of shipment?
I got my replacement Baboons on Cabbages on Saturday, which rather surprised me as Saturday delivery is like a criminal offense in my area. The FedEx guy apparently decided that it was just too early to knock on the door on a Saturday morning at 10am, so he quietly hid it beneath the door mat. You know, so no one would notice the nearly two foot high box that was there that I could see from the street.
My original adventure had a some incredible number candlepower rechargeable lantern that tried to catch on fire, and a set of red and blue woot-off lights that attempted to make a break for it in shipment, and were crushed by the seven pound fire hazard of a lantern. (You plug it in, it makes for a terrific light show that really gives you that goosebump feeling of wondering if you remembered to change the batteries in the smoke detector when the time changed, and further considerations of renter's insurance for the impending fire, and that brief recollection that the fire extinguisher that was purchased in lieu of the insurance ended up at work after a fire inspection...)
After some egging in the forums, I contacted customer service rather embarrassedly, because my two items (well, far more, if you counted the fragments of wootoff lights) as I..well, didn't love my cabbage. Well, less, love, more of a lack of cabbage.
Customer service was exceedingly polite, and noted a replacement would be on it's way. I'm unsure where the tracking note went, but when I recontacted them five days later, they forwarded the tracking information to me.
It was with the slightest of trepidations that I opened the replacement box. After all, even though they had broken some commandments (lack of a bag, lack of the number of cabbage), I also didn't love my electronic firestarter and kindling for an extra smoky fire. I honestly expected a bag from the office shredder, some used staples, and perhaps a nice note asking me to be more understanding in the future.
Instead, I was overwhelmed by the bonanza. First and foremost, a pair of working wootoff lights for my computer. The pieces I had taped together from the red and blue set did kind of work with the battery powered Christmas light set, but they didn't spin. THESE WORKED!
Nestled in the corner of the box was a screaming monkey KEYCHAIN. Omelets made great. The ultimate in nerd accessories for keys. No longer do I need to haul around a large monkey, I can fire off one in an instant from my keychain (note to other users - please remove keys before firing.)
In a plain brown cardboard box, there was one of those things I kept hovering my mouse over, but didn't pull the trigger on. A SNOWMAN SPEAKER SET! Well, set as in there's just one - I mean, a snowman speaker - who really needs two of them? Uniqueness makes it a set onto itself, and honestly, it wasn't intended to be paired up with anything other than music.
For a container, there was a panish POT. The wife immediately stole it and put it next to the door with a nifty little quilted pillow and a hastily crocheted blanket. For two reasons: One, she was SICK of me hunting for my keys, and two, well, the screaming monkey accompanies me everywhere now, and needs a place of rest and relaxation after such a hectic day. So now, when I come home, I have to put the monkey to sleep in it's bed.
Now admittedly, had that lantern worked, it would have become a powerful spotlight for Karaoke Night, and, well, family members are breathing a sigh of relief that the company that produced it are, well, avoiding my calls.
But.. Woot apparently understood the need for me to torture my family, for within this treasure trove of replacement baboons, there was also a PHILLIPS USB CAMERA! They smirked, and pointed out it only worked with XP, not Windows 7, and were thinking they were off Scott free, but ha! Phillips has updated the drivers and it WORKS WITH SKYPE, Chatroulette, and Omegle. So if any of you happen to frequent those places, and see an image of a woman and her daughter, looking pained singing along with some Disney hit that really should have been pounded until it was lifeless and then properly buried in a porcelain sacrificial flush, be sure to comment THANKS WOOT!
For indeed, this was the best Baboon on Cars I've EVER gotten, even if it was a replacement one.
(Itemizing in case someone doesn't want to read the above...)
1. Snowman Speaker
2. Phillips USB Web camera
3. Woot-off lights (amber)
4. Screaming Monkey Keychain (black cape edition)
5. One bronze colored pan-like pot. (container)