I was at yard sales this morning and found hardback books for 10 cents each! Ah… my kind of sale! 🙂

I found one called “One Minute Millionaire” It is co authored by Mark Hanson who wrote the Chicken Soup For The Soul series and Robert Allen who wrote Creating Wealth.

The editorial review at Amazon isn’t so great, but customer reviews are favorable. Of course I don’t always trust customer reviews. Sometimes it’s just close relatives that are giving the rave reviews. I know this for a fact because I know someone who wrote a book and had to laugh when I saw the reviews.

Has anyone read this book? If so, how did you like it? Was it helpful?

Another book I don’t have but saw the author on CNN is called “Unscrewed: The Consumer’s Guide to Getting What You Paid for” It’s all about getting results from complaints from co’s that you have a complaint about.

I have recently been trying to get some decent service from Fed Ex and UPS. I can have the lights on in the house , the car in the drive way and it’s obvious someone is home and yet, the delivery people will never ring my doorbell and let me know a package is there. UPS sometimes delivers packages after 9:30 PM and then just puts the package in the bushes! It is really frustrating. I put a sign outside asking any delivery people to please ring the doorbell and it is ignored! I have called them and emailed them and they say we will take care of it.

This week I asked them if their delivery people are just stupid or incompetent or both and asked if maybe I put blinking Christmas lights on the sign that they would get the message. They both said they would do better… we’ll see. I think it is a small thing to ask that they ring my bell to let me know a package is there. Having had someone steal something out of my car a few weeks ago I don’t like the idea of packages at my door or in the bushes.

On a positive note anyone who buys art materials can’t go wrong with Dick Blick Art Materials. If every co. had the customer service this co. has, there would be a lot more satisfied consumers!

I recently ordered a product from them and it was inaccurately described in their catalog. After checking they agreed. I called them and told them I was not happy with this product. They said they would give me a refund and said don’t even bother to send the item back. Give it to a school or whatever you want.

That’s service!