Toys

I recently ordered a new wireless mouse and keyboard for work off Amazon. I spent hours going through the hundreds of offers available and picked out just the one I wanted. I’ll be honest I was swayed by the one that came with Super Saver Shipping because who really wants to pay for shipping? So I order with Amazon “One-click”, which is always dangerous, and bam it was on its way.

Only problem was my “One-click” settings do not add the Super Saver Shipping automatically so I stuck paying about ten bucks to ship the package out to me. I tried to cancel the next morning (literally 9 hours late) and the order had already been processed and moved to shipping and Amazon informed me via e-mail that cancelation was not possible. Usually I am very pleased with this kind of speed but now I was put in a tough spot. So I said screw it and eat the ten dollar fee…

However when I got the package it was not really what I was looking for (despite all the research you just never know) and I decided I wanted to return it. I followed all the easy steps out of my order window and printed out the UPS return label in a matter of minutes, which again was speedy and convenient, but it also informed me that ten bucks might be taken out of my return to ship it back.

Now I didn’t think this was fair, although I  was the one who didn’t go through the motions correctly and didn’t want the product anyways, I still felt I deserved my full refund.

So I called up the Amazon costumer service line and got on the phone with some chick most likely on the other side of the country and explained the story just as I did above stating I thought I deserved a full refund. To which she replied:

“We’ll yeah, that is our policy, sir.”

Amazon is great.

I didn’t realize until recently how popular it is to make the world’s largest Lego Tower. This becomes a family event. Brazil recently captured the tallest tower title, taking it away from Chile. Brazil’s tower stands at 102 feet. The interesting thing is that this will spur another country to build a tower 103 feet or more. This is friendly competition I would like to see more of.

Holy Cow, I had forgotten about these. The Star Wars franchise has led to more video games than any other franchise. I remember owning an Atari 2600 and wanting this first video game real bad. It was nothing more than the AT-AT battle on Hoth where you control a snowspeeder. As you can tell from the graphics it was very rudimentary, but I was 6 at the time and didn’t care.

“Gentlemen start your engines.” I may not totally get it, but kids love to race cars; the faster the better! Slot-cars are the ultimate high-octane racing experience for car loving kids.

Hopefully your kids won’t throw parts of the track around and torment the dog like mine did!