TARGET MISSES THE TARGET ON PRICING HONESTY

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TARGET’S TWO TIER PRICING REQUIRES YOU ASK FOR THE BEST PRICE

Yesterday I was searching online for a beanbag chair for a photo shoot and found one called the Pillowfort for $31.99 at Target.    Called the local Target store for availability, gave them the DPCI number: 249-20-1343 and was told I’d have to drive to the next town where they had three in stock.

Drove to the store they directed me to, found the item and went through checkout to find it was not $31.99 but $39.99.  Thinking the pricing discrepancy might be my error I paid the $39.99.

I later rechecked their posted price and found it was in fact $31.99, not the twenty five percent higher price I was charged for at their checkout.

Not happy with being ripped off I took the beanbag back to the store and was told the customer must ask for the lower price otherwise they can charge more.  The return clerk became rude when I challenged the policy of requiring shoppers to ask if there is a better price.  In fact, she told me I was being rude for objecting to this pricing ripoff.

Finding this hard to believe I asked for the manager who told me that they do have posted prices for Internet shoppers that are not automatically found in the store.  Mind you, this is not Amazon Internet pricing where you push the button and the product is shipped to your front door.  This is Target Internet pricing where the shopper needs to drive to the store, find the product, checkout and drive home again. 

And for this they have a two tier price to overcharge where they can.

It will be a long time before I visit Target again for anything.

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NEAR TROPICAL OCEAN IN SOCAL

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Ocean temperatures of 74-79 degrees and an evening coastal marine layer keeping a lid on air temp combine for a great summer experience.   Pic taken last night at Huntington Beach.

For those wanting to relive the summer music of the Beach Boys their tribute band, Surftunes, performs tonight, August 03, at 6:00 pm at Peppertree Park, Tustin, CA.

 

 

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OCEAN TEMP SEVENTY DEGREES

Ocean 70 june 23, 2016The Pacific Ocean reached seventy degrees today for the first time in OC this summer.

This is about a month later than we are used to and compared to last summer we’re running five weeks behind.  Last year it hit seventy on May 19.

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200 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS in Orange County 2016

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For 200 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS click link below:   PRINT IT,  SAVE TO YOUR DESKTOP,  REPOST TO SHARE.

Link: 2016 Summer Concerts Final pdf2

 

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ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT

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Sunsets at the beach can be a great location for photography and last weekend was no exception. We chose San Clemente beach for James’ and Lindsay’s engagement photo shoot.

In addition to being great models they were a lot of fun to be with. Following are a few shots from just before to after sunset.

Photos by Tom Irwin, Castle Beach Photography

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http://www.castlebeachphotography.com/

 

 

 

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2015 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN OC

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The 2015 SUMMER CONCERT link below is your ticket to the best free music schedule anywhere.

  • PRINT  IT
  • SAVE TO YOUR DESKTOP
  • SHARE & REPOST for your music loving friends

LINK:  SUMMER CONCERTS 2015 ORANGE COUNTY CA Tom Irwin

In a week I’ll post a video recapping last summer’s entertainment.

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TIME TO BITE THE BULLET

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Picked up a NUTRiBULLET at Costco in an (other) attempt at better nutrition and made my first batch of pulverized fruits & veggies.

My son Mark, the training & fitness expert, told me he starts each day with a nutritional blast of spinach, kale, banana, pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk and a scoop of whey protein.  Taking his advice I began my day with a mixture that tastes better than it looks.

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THE BULLET vs. THE JUICER

A while back I tried using a Jack Lalanne Juicer but found that a large pile of fruits & vegetables produced a relatively small amount of juice.   Most of what went in was separated into a container of inedible fiber and many foods, such as bananas, leafy greens and avocados produced no juice at all.   In contrast to this the Nutribullet pulverizes everything, including almonds, into a drinkable liquid offering what I suspect delivers more nutrients.

The Nutribullet comes with several containers should you want to make a few batches at once, a book on nutrition and another on recipes.  May concoct a recipe of my own- Tropical Fruit, Whey Protein and a shot of Tequila.

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