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Online food shopping problems and missing itemsOnline food shopping problems and missing items
We've had three home deliveries recently and the most recent was this afternoon from Iceland. Every single order so far has had issues - [25 January 2021 - 4 comments]

Readly free trial - poor communication and no refundReadly free trial - poor communication and no refund
A couple of days ago I noticed Readly had taken money from my PayPal account and I realised that my free trial with them must have ended despite not - [4 January 2021 - 4 comments]

Slippers from Matalan that fell apart - made in ChinaSlippers from Matalan that fell apart - made in China
It's becoming increasingly difficult to shop 'ethically' these days and choose products manufactured either in your country, or indeed in neighbouring - [27 December 2020 - 8 comments]

Shops open all hours around the Christmas periodShops open all hours around the Christmas period
These days we are too commercial and not enough time is given to spend time with our families. I remember when all shops closed every Sunday giving us - [28 December 2017 - 10 comments]

PayPal are a disgrace and shouldn't be allowed to operatePayPal are a disgrace and shouldn't be allowed to operate
Some people like PayPal, but why are the courts not tackling them as they have been fleecing people for years? Yet Uber who save people money are - [28 September 2017 - 16 comments]

National Living Wage means staff cuts and poor serviceNational Living Wage means staff cuts and poor service
I have noticed a bit of a trend since the National Living Wage came into force and I am wondering if anyone else has? Shops, mainly large chains, now - [22 September 2016 - 8 comments]

Rosegal order still hasn't arrived after a monthRosegal order still hasn't arrived after a month
I placed an for some jewelry with Rosegal a reasonable time before Christmas and althought it is now January I've yet to receive anything from them. - [5 January 2016 - 3 comments]

Black Friday madness - fed up hearing about deals and offersBlack Friday madness - fed up hearing about deals and offers
Black Friday madness is on us again and I for one would rather go down the pub this evening for a quiet pint than wrestle with a bunch of hooligans - [27 November 2015 - 2 comments]

Talk Talk incompetence at it's best with months of no serviceTalk Talk incompetence at it's best with months of no service
At the end of July 2014 I ordered a phone and broadband package from Talk Talk. It was quite a difficult process, with the sales person unable to - [16 January 2015 - 6 comments]

Injured by a can of baked beans from LidlInjured by a can of baked beans from Lidl
Recently, I've been finding life in the UK more and more expensive so I've started shopping at Lidl to save a few pounds. So far, I've been impressed, - [6 July 2014 - 24 comments]

eBay resolution centre only care about making moneyeBay resolution centre only care about making money
After a recent experience with a prig of a buyer I have come to the conclusion that eBay and their resolution centre care only about making money and - [13 January 2014 - 5 comments]

Problems with debenhams online and phone orderingProblems with debenhams online and phone ordering
My gripe is about my dreadful experience with Debenhams online and their telephone ordering system. Here's my email to Debenhams that explains it all. - [7 January 2014 - 15 comments]

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