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  1. Okay..this has been the most frustrating experience! What is so great about the Wii? The little remote we have...well...the hand often disappears and you can't get it back, in the middle of something. It jumps all around. Can you just play with the thing normal or does it have to be interactive w/ that remote. I would love to get some exercise things or Super Mario Brothers or some "educational"..well...I don't want it for just entertainment. ....BUT.... Wow! This thing is frustrating...what are we doing wrong? Do you have to "sync" something everytime you switch games and is our remote issue because we need a new remote? I put in new batteries but you have to wave it all around, then when you catch a glimpse of the hand you try and slow down and get it to the screen, then if you move wrong the hand disappears....this is not how I wanted to spend my Saturday. My mother sent us all this wii stuff that a family member no longer wanted, it was purchased 4 years ago brand new. But .....frustrating!! I got excited because I saw you can exercise with it etc...but we can't even get through a basic simple game...:bigear::bigear::bigear::banghead::banghead::banghead:
  2. That is frustrating and I can tell you...they are NOT supposed to do that, it is supposed to be scanned when it is delivered, not an hour before!
  3. So...not to stir things up but...I am not UPS or Fed Ex or a big business, I am a homeschool mom who sells curriculum so I can buy curriculum. When I buy something, if it is more than a certain amount of money, I ask for them to insure it and I pay for the insurance. I feel like I am "gambling" a bit when I buy used but it usually turns out well, almost always. I am not saying I will not pay her back, I am not sure yet what to do on that but....I put DC on EVERYTHING I mail out. This says it was delivered. Having worked at the post office and delivered mail myself, scanning the package is a must. So...when you deliver it and only when it is actually taken to the door/mail box, is when you run your scanner over the numbers on the printed label. So...this package showed arriving at 9 am, that is when the post office scanned it (it arrived at the post office), then it shows delivered at 3pm, this is when the postal worker arrives at the location and scans the package (a must) when handing it to the person or putting it in the mail box. So....as I said, if she doesn't get it I may refund half or all, I am not sure, I needed that money to buy the stuff I need for school. I don't sell things, usually, because I want to...it is mainly because I need to. I am not sure what to do, will decide with her probably...IF it doesn't show up but I am guessing it has to be at a neighbors or at the post office. I guess I have always just figured if I buy something and want to BE SURE, I get insurance and I pay for it. To file an insurance claim, however...this may not have worked in this case either if the postal person is saying it was for sure delivered to the correct address. You usually have to have the wripped envelope or so much time has to have passed for it to not show up so... However...I feel badly for her and want to help her, if possible...so...if she doesn't get it and truly can't afford to get another one, I will do what I can for her...
  4. I use the shipping thing from USPS so I print my labels, I had the correct address, that was the first thing I checked. I double checked with what she typed, in my pm, I double checked with what was on the paypal recpt. I also pm'ed her with the address, looking right at my recpt from the Click N Ship printout...so...I think the guy is mistaken. He said he delivered it yesterday, well....right on the usps website it shows delivered on the 18th, so..he is wrong in that and she apparently didn't get any mail yesterday. I think she needs to keep calling then and keep checking. I also told her to check with her neighbors just in case he stuck it in the wrong slot! I hope this gets resolved, it is very frustrating. I only had one other time I had to deal with the post office and the package didn't arrive to the buyer, but..we had insurance and it was still a mess! I just think that because this is a homeschool book, HOD Preparing TE manual and another book, someone will return it to her if it got put in the wrong box! I hope it all works out!!! DO NOT STOP CALLING if you do not find it, maybe he will "remember"!!
  5. I use the shipping thing from USPS so I print my labels, I had the correct address, that was the first thing I checked. I double checked with what she typed, in my pm, I double checked with what was on the paypal recpt. I also pm'ed her with the address, looking right at my recpt from the Click N Ship printout...so...I think the guy is mistaken. He said he delivered it yesterday, well....right on the usps website it shows delivered on the 18th, so..he is wrong in that and she apparently didn't get any mail yesterday. I think she needs to keep calling then and keep checking. I also told her to check with her neighbors just in case he stuck it in the wrong slot! I hope this gets resolved, it is very frustrating. I only had one other time I had to deal with the post office and the package didn't arrive to the buyer, but..we had insurance and it was still a mess! I just think that because this is a homeschool book, HOD Preparing TE manual and another book, someone will return it to her if it got put in the wrong box! I hope it all works out!!!
  6. I am not responsible for paying her back am I? I feel bad for her if something happened, this was a $50 or $60 deal, it wasn't a $10 book. I have NEVER had this happen, where it shows delivered and they say they didn't get it....NEVER in all these years.
  7. I am just curious...I mailed out a package, with Delivery Confirmation. I went to the usps website and it shows delivered on Friday at 3pm. The lady pm'ed me and said she didn't get it? I told her that perhaps she should contact the post office as they show it arriving at their post office Friday morning and actually delivering it to her Friday afternoon. Not sure what I should do, I don't think there is anything I can do? Kim
  8. Community Playthings look very nice!! The only problem is I really need 3 or 4 chairs and they are $100 each....I love the tables!
  9. Hi, Well...the Stokke might be a bit out of my league, looks like they are close to $200 each and I would need 3.... The ebay link table is not quite 19" high and I am needing to "start" at that height. I need a table around 24" high preferrably adjustable. Thank you guys...I am checking it all out...ooh...forgot to look at one, heading there now! Kim
  10. Oh...I wish I lived by a thrift store but I don't! My darling mother has actually offered to get us this, or I wouldn't even be asking....we use a little tikes table and chairs now but my 6 and 8 year old need some sort of table. Also...do the 14" chairs fit 6 and 8 year olds.....for awhile? Even though my mom has offered to help, still need to keep it as cheap as possible. Kim
  11. Hi, I am wanting a round table, or clover table and chairs for kids pre k to 3rd or 4th grade. Some of them I look at are horribly expensive, could never do that. Does anyone have something like this, I think it is 48" round or clover, seats 4 etc...and ADJUSTS as they grow? Know of any really good table and chairs that don't cost $500 or more? I guess if there are much cheaper ones...which are the best that won't fall apart in the first year. Looking for a way to have my younger ones do school work where they can reach and have room for their math stuff etc... Kim
  12. You can view someones public profile and it usually tells their last activity, from what it looks like hers was 3-2-12, did you all send her PM's, I think I read that you did, sometimes if people respond or reply to my post I miss that but I never miss if someone PM's me.
  13. Well..the reality is you can get scammed, even if using paypal correctly, I just remembered one transaction, it was only like $11 or $12 and it went under paypal as "under investigation", this was years ago, NEVER did get resolved because this person just changed emails or something so...that was NOT using personal paypal, it was regular paypal, and the woman sent me an item that was not what I ordered and I never did get my money back on that and I had all emails everything but they could never get her, for whatever reason, maybe it was the amount? I don't know... So...in all my years of buying and selling on here and buying and selling homeschool stuff I have had VERY FEW bad experiences considering the amount of stuff I have bought and sold! It is a great way for us to get things maybe we can't afford at reasonable prices so... Don't be scared off. Check the feedback, go by the emails, if I ever get real concerned I ask for pictures or I don't buy. But...you can tell a lot about their posts, their interractions with you, their feedback. It really does not happen a lot, when it does it puts a bad taste in your mouth..I still get leery but most people on here have been absolutely wonderful to deal with!!! Paypal used to have a deal where when you put in their email address it showed you if they were a "premier account or how long they had been with paypal etc.." now, I don't see that, not sure if they can be verified through paypal before purchasing...again..need to check the policies ;)...just trying to be a bit humourous, not nasty. I hope this lady is not just ill or something....I was looking back at her feedback and it seems odd....I do realize she was on the boards, I just hope everyone's stuff shows up and it is somehow a misunderstanding. Kim
  14. Well....I am not a legal assistant for a defense attorney but I still think this whole thing is a bit harsh, if it is wrong then we get the word out it is wrong. I would never have refused to sell to someone using personal paypal and perhaps I should have checked paypals policies myself, instead of assuming that it was ok to use Personal paypal. You can bet I won't anymore...however, I don't always read all posts about things and I never saw this one linked here about paypal policies. Yes..it is my responsibilty to know paypals policies, no doubt... but really? I am truly sorry if anyone was scammed because I have been scammed before, not from this board, and it is infurating, it was before I ever used paypal and I sent a lot of money orders for homeschool stuff. So..I personally am very, very, thankful for paypal as it has given me a bit of a sense of security and I never would have knowingly ignored policies. So...you can say that ignorance is not excuse, I understand that but I still think that people reading posts about people who had talked to paypal and paypal said "it is okay to do this or that" and you read it from several places....well....if you want to call these people thieves then that is your perogative and perhaps legally you are correct, I really don't care...I still think it is over the top. Get the word out, if people still use PP, politely tell them what you have learned, if they still insist, report them, don't buy from them, and MOVE ON!! My guess is...most people on this board, after reading everything, will no longer insist on pp or use it, in realizing it goes against paypal policy. If you were scammed, leave negative feedback, don't start attacking everyone who has asked for personal paypal, yes, books are goods? I guess...I didn't even think about it, maybe I should have, I don't know. To me...it was selling my personal items, I often don't "make" much because I buy used and sell used, most times I lose money because I buy a lot new because I live where I don't get to go "look at everything", then sell it for a loss when I realize I am not going to use it. I surely was not thinking....I am clicking personal and it isn't so I am cheating paypal, that never crossed my mind. Wow..this really baffles me a bit.
  15. Yes...I think the word "thief" and questioning the sellers integrity is a bit...well...no, it is WRONG. I have asked for personal paypal, then I changed it to "unless you are not comfortable then please add such and such to help cover fee", ONLY because I know paypal doesn't "cover" personal paypal as far as insuring it or whatever...then I decided to just figure the fees in because the personal paypal thing is to uncomfortable for some. I was doing this because I had read several posts where people had contacted paypal and said that if we were buying and selling homeschool books it would be ok to use personal paypal payment. So...not trying to be a thief or a cheat or whatever the one poster said... Be careful when you start lumping everyone into one category when you absolutely obviously have not a clue about the people you are accusing of being theifs. Now..I normally don't make waves on here but I have not been feeling well and this just struck me wrong, real wrong but..I do not have a lot of tolerance right now for people harping on something w/out knowledge of what they are talking about, without any knowledge whatsoever of the people they are accusing. If paypal has since said it is wrong to ask for Personal Paypal then I, personally would NOT ask for it again. But...in dealing with paypal previously, when you can actually get someone on the phone, I have been given different answers to the same questions, depending on whom I have talked to. So..I am guessing if it is indeed wrong to ask for personal paypal payments for homeschool books, I do not believe it was started deceitfully at all OR with the intention to somehow steal from paypal, give me a break. Discuss the paypal policies, call them again and then correct any mistakes made for whatever reason...if people still choose to ask for personal paypal payments, maybe that don't understand or read the same posts I did. I never saw the post that was linked in this discussion until just now or I would have checked into it myself, not so I can accuse anyone else, just so I know the right way to handle my payments.
  16. Hi, Okay..I don't have PR 2 yet but...I am doing PR 1 w/ 2 sets of kids, older to work through it faster and then my 2 younger that we will take it as slow as we need. Now..the two older, I am wanting to get PR 2 and not get the student sets, Barbara said they could just use notebooks etc...but, what would we be missing? If I decide to get the literature study later does it work like that or is the literature study started in the beginning of PR 2? I don't like feeling like I am missing a big part of something. Barbara had said once they get to level 3 everyone would need their own student kits but to fast pace it through 1 and 2 the older ones just need notebooks. My older ones have not done much composition or literature study so I don't want them missing some good stuff. Kim
  17. Okay...so..if I don't really need to track their progress because we are just using as a supplement, do we have access to all the same stuff as if you were to get an account? I haven't used it yet so I am clueless at this point. Kim
  18. Hi, Can someone tell me how this works? I would like to utilize this website for extra help or to have the kids watch something if they get stuck w/ their math etc.. Do you have to sign up, do you have to have a google account? I just have a yahoo. Just curious as to how it works. Thanks! Kim
  19. Yeah, I understand, not a typo, just realized why I don't put the price in the Title! If I want to lower the price I can't...oh well...
  20. Hi, We are just starting Phonics Road 1, do you laminate the markings? I have laminated all the cards, except the blank stuff, I know in the DVD she said to go ahead and put the markings in their envelope but not knowing exactly how they are used yet, not sure if I laminate them? Also..is the social group for PR still active? I am excited about FINALLY making the decision to get going, it is a relief to me as I have been wanting to do Spalding but really felt like for me I needing some help keeping on task, I like the DVD's and taking notes as that really cements things in my mind! I know...Spalding is the method, PR is the "spin off" :lol: (for Ellie...) I did buy the Spalding Phonogram Cards and some things, if I feel like I can't afford PR in the future I am going w/ Spalding (method) and WRTR (manual). Kim
  21. www.iherb.com Wonderful place to buy stuff, as is amazon. If you open an account w/ iherb you can use KIM821. You will get $5 off your first order. I love iherb!! They have free 2 day shipping on orders of $40 or more...great prices, EXCELLENT customer service!! They almost always ship out the same day....they are awesome. I order a lot of stuff on Amazon also as I have Amazon Prime and a lot of vitamins I can get w/ free 2 day shipping. It is great...I just check the prices on iherb vs Amazon :) I love xylitol!! Also NuNaturals Stevia is good! I can't use too much xylitol though or it upsets my stomach but I LOVE it! Kim
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