I was almost scammed by Dustin Diamonds, also known as Screech from Saved By The Bell. Do you remember a few months ago news articles on him selling t-shirts (getDshirts.com) in order to save his house and blah blah blah? Well back then I figured I would go ahead and buy one for the hell of it. I mean, it is Screech from Saved By The Bell, this is probably not a scam. Well think again because I was almost scammed by him.
On June 20th, 2006 I bought the signed t-shirt for a total of $26.50 via PayPal. On June 29th, 2006 I received an email from Screech, View Partial Email. On July 20th, 2006, one month later, I went to the order tracking link provided for me in the email I received.
I waited and waited, finally on August 2nd, 2006 I sent in a PayPal Dispute. In the dispute I had filed on August 2nd, all I stated is that I would like to either receive the signed t-shirt as promised or get a refund for what I ordered and had yet to receive.
From then till August 18th, I received no responses from Dustin Diamond and escalated the dispute to a claim. Today, August 28th, the dispute is finally over, PayPal reversed the charges and I finally received my $26.50 back.
Nothing new at all over here, just the usual same shit and different day going on here. I am still alive, I just have nothing ever to write/say. The free MacBook has been treating me good. I love it. Because of the battery recalls I am getting a new battery for my PowerBook.
I saw Mark Wahlberg’s new movie today, Invincible. Great movie! Incredible. Now I just need to see Beerfest and then Crank, The Wicker Man and a few others I can’t think of at the moment. I saw Accepted last week, hilarious movie, nothing bad to say about it at all. I recommend seeing it. Talladega Nights was pretty good, I didn’t think it was as hilarious as Accepted but not a bad movie to see.
Stay away from seeing the recent new movies like Zoom and John Tucker Must Die (which wasn’t all that bad but not worth wasting the money on when you there are other movies that are much better you can put the money towards like Crank (I expect it to be good), Invincible, Beerfest, etc.
Today I FINALLY received my free MacBook which originally was suppose to be an iBook though I am glad I given the MacBook. :)
It was free from Incentive Reward Center, LLC. I originally signed up trying to get in on the 6 offers but was too late and figured I would go ahead and do 15 offers, hoping that as I go along new and easy ofers would come along, that wasn’t that case but I continued anyways to just get the Apple laptop and not be out any money (that being, if I would receive the laptop, others had but months ago)
But anyways, I had been waiting this entire month (July) for it since I had sent in my redemption form and finally, today, August 1st 2006, even after being told July 24th that my iBook was on backorder and to get an email today that my item was shipped and actually receive it today (since it was shipped July 28th-they notified me of it being shipped late) I finally have received it.
All along I was hoping for it to be an Apple MacBook since iBooks are now “gone” in a sense (though you can still purchase from places like Amazon, eBay, so forth). I looked at the UPS Tracking and it weight 12lbs, so I checked Amazon, they said the iBook weighs 13lbs and then I check the MacBook, it weighs 9.2lbs, making me think even more that it is actually a MacBook!
I would now actually have to wait and find out if I was right or not, hoping for a MacBook all along. A little after 2PM CST (I read the email around 12:30PM CST) the package was here! opened it up, read the side of the box for it to read “MACBOOK” under one of the scan bars. That made my day. :) So what turned out to be originally an free iBook ended up being a free MacBook (even better!).
Specs: (Model #MA254LL/A)
Apple MacBook 13.3″ White, 1.83Ghz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Drive. Then of course what the MacBooks have been coming with, iSight, firewire, usb ports, the rest.