So its 6 days to Christmas and I recieved the Heroes box set from Tesco last week for £30 (as seen on HUKD) for a present for my wife, but it arrived ripped and the nugget that shrink wrapped it should have been shot. Customer services phoned, was told I couldnt exchange it in store and it had to be returned. It was returned and Tesco CS phoned again to make sure it would be here by Christmas. Huh? they say. No it was returned and your getting a refund so theres no chance you will get it before Christmas, oh and BTW its £42 now. But hey, we will refund you and if you re-order we will refund the difference, but it aint gonna be there by Christmas. So now the gift I bought 'from the kids' wont materialise.
5th of December I ordered the Family Guy season 1-6 from Littlewoods Direct (as seen on HUKD) delivery date today, the 19th ... oh no its not ... now its 7/1/2007 ... Whooppeeeeeee, I bought that for my wife too.
Lets not stop there though, I mean why? Lets see, Bratz movie bus thing I ordered for in store collection from Tesco, well our local Tesco, which is HUGE, in St Rollox (what does Rollox sound like?) retail park doesnt have a direct counter ... But I have a plan, err had a plan, get it delivered to Coatbridge and get my friend to pick it up and drop it off. Phoned Tesco to tell them who would be collecting it and ... WE JUST CHANGED THE RULES AND DECIDED NOT TO TELL YOU WHEN YOU ORDERED ONLY THE PERSON WHOS NAME IS ON IT CAN COLLECT IT AND THEY HAVE TO BRING THEIR CARD. So now we have to drive through to Coatbridge and collect the damn thing, because if we want it delivered we will have to have the order cancelled and put back through and it will make it £16 more expensive than what we paid for it.
If the computer parts I ordered on 3 day delivery from Ebuyer, for my brothers xmas, dont show up tomorrow I will most likely go nuclear because that will be someone else who isnt getting for xmas day.
Now I have to go to plan B (or something). She was going to get a Wii after Xmas and I was going to get a 360, holding out for better bundles :) But we have been buying the likes of the wireless entertainment pack, cod4, stranglehold and the pink wireless controller so I had something to open on Xmas day, which may seem insane but theres not a lot you can buy for me and I can wait till January for the console.
Now instead of giving her a top up with on Xmas day with Wii games I may have to get her the damn console at full price and miss out on a potential later bargain.
To top it off though this added stress comes on top of a particularly nasty cold/virus/something tiny thats really bad and been keeping me in bed for excess of 12hrs a day ... It really MUST BE CHRISTMAS!
I guess on the plus side though the kids will get their Christmas since we have been buying bargains for them all year, I will be so glad to get the toy shop out our bedroom and into theirs.
Well thats all folks, this rant may continue without notice and a special thanks to Tesco and Littlewoods for making this possible.