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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

X-box

Hey everyone,
On a sad note, a very sweet friend of mine, Lyn Bonilla, passed away last night. Many of you knew her, so I wanted to let you know that the funeral/memorial service will be held at the LDS Stake Center this Saturday (March 12) at 11:00. She was struggling with Cancer and is now out of her pain. She gave a lot of us wonderful massages.....you can bet the angels are now giving her one to congratulate her on a job well done here on earth!
:)
Now on a happier note....
Microsoft is providing FREE replacement power cords for your X-box console.
Check out www.xbox.com They'll need your serial number and manufacturer's
date (written on bottom of console) and then you can order a free replacement. If you don't have an X-box system in your house.....consider
yourself lucky. :)
There are a lot of people who would like to work from home because of their schedules and current situations. The problem is that people often get taken by work-at-home scams when they are in that situation. The good news is that the Federal Trade Commission has formed a multi-agency task force that plans to track down these criminal outfits and prosecute them. The FTC is working with the Justice Department and the Postal Service to go after 200 of these companies. The scams include envelope stuffing, refrigerator magnet sales, Web design, medical billing and vending machine businesses. Some people have been taken for $5,000 or more. But even if it’s a small amount – like $50 – don’t believe these scams. Any time someone asks for money up front to start a business, it’s a scam. Check out more at ftc.gov.
Great news for all of us consumers! If a company treats you badly, don't just go away angry. Thanks to the Internet, you have the power to change what a company does by speaking your mind. A perfect example of this is what happened recently with Hertz, the rental car company that was planning to charge customers a $2.50 fee just to make a reservation. In the past few days, the company backed down and did away with plans for this fee.
Apparently Hertz was barraged with complaint e-mails and letters, and it cancelled the idea before it was ever put into place. Isn’t it great that consumers have the power to change what a company does by speaking their minds?! Sites such as epinions.com, tripadvisor.com and planetfeedback.com.
For sure, consumers are not always right either. That’s why the critical masses have the say, and not just one or two people. So, if a company treats you badly, don’t just go away angry. Complain.
Be happy. Be good.
CENTSerely,
Sister Thrifty

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