Attention Amazon shoppers (read: everyone): While Amazon founder Jeff Bezos may be literally getting richer by the second, there's some bad news in store for those of us in search of cheap and…convenient online shopping. It turns out that Amazon's famously super-lax return policy may not be so lax after all. The online juggernaut is now banning customers who make too many returns. For those of us who rely on Amazon for just about everything — groceries, clothes, and especially last-minute travel items and birthday gifts —… >> Read More
It's that time of year again.
Yes, it's spring — but more specifically, it's almost May 4th, AKA Star Wars Day.
No matter how you feel about the Star Wars movies — the original trilogy, the…prequels, and the present-day sequels and so-called "anthology" films — there's no doubt they've had a massive impact on several generations' worth of pop culture. In addition to movies, toys, and TV spin-offs, Star Wars also plays an important role in fashion (or, perhaps, "fashion"). The Gap — leading the way — just released a… >> Read More
Admit it: When you're shopping for kids' clothes, say, or a new cell phone case, you often buy a few different sizes and colors — you keep the ones that work the best and return the rest.
No big…deal, right? After all, so many of our big-box retailers have generous return policies. (That's, like, the whole point of shopping at a chain store!) But these generous return policies may not, in fact, be so generous. (See L.L. Bean, which shocked the world when they abandoned their lifetime return policy last month — even prompting… >> Read More
Isn't it one of your worst nightmares to imagine your 6-year-old hacking your Amazon account? Well, this happened to one family in Dallas who ended up with a dollhouse they didn't need--and four…pounds of cookies. (Although really, who doesn't want four pounds of cookies?) According to CBS 11 Dallas, Megan Neitzel’s 6-year-old daughter, Brooke, accidentally ordered more than $160 of goodies through Amazon Echo. When Neitzel received a confirmation email from Amazon that her order had shipped, it didn't take too long to figure out Brooke was the culprit.… >> Read More
A favorite weekend outing for my family is the bookstore. I peruse the book selection, my husband enjoys his coffee, and my son plays with the wooden train set in the kid’s section, which,…consequently, also provides us a much needed break from supplying adequate toddler entertainment for an hour (if we’re lucky). Our latest visit to the bookstore, however, was an absolute train wreck, both literally and figuratively. A child was already playing nicely with a single train, and when my toddler approached the train table, he immediately… >> Read More