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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 4:50 pm 
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Orwell chose 1984 and was proved a bit premature. But we're catching up George, we're almost there.

After months of faffing around I finally decided to order an iPad Pro, the one with the big screen. I phoned John Lewis, ordered it and paid and was promised it would be ready for collection at Waitrose after 1pm on the morrow. An excited old man (I don't get excited much these days) turned up at 4pm to be told they knew nothing about it. The girl phoned Head Office to be told it was a security matter.

"But they've got my money", I bleated, "How can it be a security matter?" She didn't know.

I went home and emailed their Customer Services. I got a prompt reply saying it was a security matter and they took security very seriously. I asked them to explain and if they couldn't to cancel the order and refund the money. The next thanked me for my cancellation and assured me my money would be refunded. Each email was signed by English sounding name but spelt in a different way. After four of these odd messages the truth dawned on me. I'd been corresponding with a bloody machine.

That's what they think of us these days.

Still, I got the money back. Just over a grand.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:40 am 
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Hook Dangler wrote:
After months of faffing around I finally decided to order an iPad Pro, the one with the big screen.
Still, I got the money back. Just over a grand.

Good news: now you can still buy a non-Apple product.
Apple paid 1.2% tax on its Australian income last year: all legal, I'm told.
They're mongrels, pay their Chinese workers a pittance and expose them to heavy-metal contaminants without protection.
If only I could be assured the others weren't a bad....

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