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Comment Re:Clearly Samsung's QA department..... (Score 1) 164

Had similar Kenmore washing machine with off-balance buzzer until only a few years ago, it lasted way past 30+ years, it finally started leaking somewhere inside. The sticker on the back said 'parts availability guaranteed for 30 years'. Yup they don't make em like that anymore.

New top load whirlpool washer, will detect imbalance and actually try to redistribute the load itself before finally crying for help. Someone is always trying to reinvent the wheel, and hitting the same problems that have been solved long ago. Although I bet in this case Samsung just went too cheap on the drum material, it probably develops stress fatigue and eventually fails. These new washers spin really fast.

Comment Re:Whining for the sake of whining (Score 2) 675

What hardship! Here is something faster than swiping or other electronic means: cash.

As a mostly cash paying customer, the new system is noticeably slower. I know this because I have to wait in line so long behind people using it. The learning curve slowing things down, I get that, however even someone that appears to be practiced in using chip and pin it is obviously slower. Often times slower than cash, which I find a little funny.

Comment Re:Amazon 'marketplace', wish I could disable it. (Score 2) 347

I know which items are from a third party seller, yes you can tell at a glance. The issue is I don't care to see them, that's not why I am at Amazon, I am there to buy from them, and only them. Until recently I was very trusting of Amazon, now it appears counterfeits from third parties now get put in the same spot in the warehouse as legit items and sold by Amazon. Many Amazon reviews discuss this commingling problem and the resultant distrust.

The signal to noise ratio is way too high due to the flood of marketplace items, it's like shopping a flea market now.

Comment Amazon 'marketplace', wish I could disable it. (Score 4, Insightful) 347

When I go to Amazon to perhaps purchase something, I go there to buy from Amazon, not some unknown third party. I wish there was an option to disable the entire marketplace listings for my account. If there was such an option, I might shop there more. As it is I barely go there anymore.

I view Amazon now as I have Ebay for a long time, where I go to buy cheap trash I don't really need. And i don't buy cheap trash.

Other well known sellers are becoming like flea markets too, Newegg I'm looking at you. If I go to an online retailer I am going there to buy from them, not some guy on a street corner. That's how it feels now. :(

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