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Old 15.02.2011, 16:56
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Blooming Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

I never bought into the "commercial-romantic" Valentines stuff. But this year, having a distance relationship for work reasons for the first time in five years, I thought it is time to do the big spender thing and order a flower delivery to the office of the wife on the 14th. She being in some funny Asian country, I compared websites for a long time to be sure to end up with an as-trustworthy-as-possible vendor. Obviously the ones with the nicer website cost more. And on Valentines day, that would be twice the regular price... oh, you want a delivery before 6 pm? That would be some extras in delivery charges... all fine and I end up with a three digit price. Order runs smoothly and I get som many confirmations from the shop "order arrived", over the payment provider "order arrived" back to the shop "devliery is confirmed"... it all looked expensive but professional.

And what happens? Nothing. Nothing at all. Tried to call them up on the evening of the 14th - no answer. Send an angry email - no answer. Try to call them up again - "the voicemail of the number you have dialled is full". Send another email and ask for an explanation with a threat to call my credit card company - no response.

Got a bit scared about the credit card thing and called Swisscards anyway: "We did not receive any booking".

WTF? If you want to cheat, ok. But you guys don't even try to cheat me, you simply do nothing!!! Except of ruining my surprise...
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Old 15.02.2011, 16:57
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Re: F*@cking Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

Nice one - will she fall for that?
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Old 15.02.2011, 16:59
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Re: F*@cking Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

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Nice one - will she fall for that?
She has seen the booking confirmations and tried to call them as well... and trust me, they should prefer to pick up the phone when I am calling instead of her...
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:01
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Re: F*@cking Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

Now that's really mean. You were in to surprise her and they ruined it. I would sue them (that is, if you can get hold of them) Strangely enough they didn't even charge you, so it wasn't money they were after.Maybe they get a kick out of imagining how angry and frustrated their customers will be....
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:04
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Maybe they get a kick out of imagining how angry and frustrated their customers will be....
That would be really nasty. I give them them the benefit of doubt and guess they are simply completely incompetent losers.
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:06
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Re: F*@cking Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

The website did you and many others a favour and saved you some money
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:09
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The website did you and many others a favour and saved you some money
Hell lots of money!

Now he can find an better company and send a Sorry Bouquet for half the price!
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:11
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Re: F*@cking Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

I avoided any such disappointment or complications by not bothering.

Oh, I bought a hastily scribbled card.
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:32
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Re: F*@cking Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

I bought a small potted plant and a bottle of ginger ale for my wife.
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:34
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I avoided any such disappointment or complications by not bothering.

Oh, I bought a hastily scribbled card.
bought? i made my own. using recycled materials from the office.
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:50
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Re: F*@cking Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

Why would you be F*#cking Florists on the Valentine's day? Weird.
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:58
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Re: Blooming Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

Was it interflora??

Florists in that funny Asian country are generally reliable on normal days. But since people in that country seem to place alot of emphasis on VDAY (dont ask me why!), everything goes bananas. The freelancers they employ as extra delivery help sometimes dont show up, and they're screwed.

Sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience Trev. Moral of the story? PM people from that funny country for recommendations
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Old 15.02.2011, 18:37
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Re: Blooming Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

Man, brilliant excuse. Next time I should use that one...
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Old 15.02.2011, 18:45
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Re: Blooming Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

Sounds like a business idea. For those wanting to have a regular valentine's day/birthday order. Just register on phils_flowers.com

I'll send you fake confirmations for your 500chf deluxe flower arrangement and charge you only 5chfs for the privilege
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Old 15.02.2011, 19:02
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Re: Blooming Florists! (Valentine's day delivery gone wrong...)

Did anyone else chuckle at the thread title
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Indeed! Blooming!
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Old 15.02.2011, 19:39
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funny Asian country
racist...........
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Old 15.02.2011, 23:18
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Indeed! Blooming!
To be honest, not my joke - thank a nice mod who thought my title was to vulgar... what happened to the "Something really annoyed you lately? Get it off your chest here. If you are easily offended, please look elsewhere."?

Is it only me or did EF lately get more fluffy than in its worst time?
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Old 15.02.2011, 23:24
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She has seen the booking confirmations and tried to call them as well... and trust me, they should prefer to pick up the phone when I am calling instead of her...
Its the thought whats counts
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Old 15.02.2011, 23:26
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Its the thought whats counts
Trust me - if she gets them first it's more likely a body count...
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