SO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE~! .
and thank heavens for feedback (and instant cancellation capability). Good ol’ Amazon! (No, this is not a spam).
NONE OF THE FOLLOWING
is to cast asparagus upon the firm concerned—guys/guyettes I do not know and therefore cannot judge.Truth be known, my own naivete coupled with a degree of childlike innocence and poorly based assumptions led me to goof, luckily that ‘sweet wee cherub’ is still aloft …
that I like tweaking photos in iPhoto. I also think iPhoto may be a bit limited, so did some investigating and found that Photoshop Elements has more scope. To cut it short, I boiled my desires down to PE11 (not the latest, 12) and investigated the market. Here in NZ the cheapest I could buy a newbie in the box was (dollars ($) NZ) e-mail order $171. I visited Amazon and found a firm advertising at UK pounds 65 (which translated into NZ$ approx 135-ish) … a goodly saving (even if I do live in the “rest of the world”):
HAVING IN THE PAST
bought oodles from Amazon I know that books are cheap enough postage, and CDs and Dvds even cheaper—about three quid. And the software I wanted looked to be a simple boxed disc; par for the course.
Full ahead all engines, I ordered on that basis. Hit button ‘A’ = launch. Done.
THEN THAT LITTLE
nagging voice (no, not her, not this time … my own, inbuilt) started nagging. Voices are good like that and we ignore them at our peril. So I called up the ‘my accounts‘ thing of Amazon’s and got a report on my latest purchase, report came in—
—followed by a loud explosive “Eek!” from moi; and a reflexive virtuoso display of button pushing skills and biting of lips. The Spouse would not have been amused, I tell you, if (even inadvertently) I’d lied to her about the cost. She has this ‘thing’ about the cost of postage these days, and thirty British pounds to send a disc in a box might have seemed a bit excessive. Some folks have no sense of humour …
THE SALE CANCELLED
immediately on request, followed in good order by an e-mail from Amazon advising that no charges had been made this time. However, my own personal ‘narked’ button had been pressed so I investigated further and the firm’s site threw up this gem—
—which serves to me as the word which to the wise should be sufficient.
but if I have a fault (never! We Leos do not have faults* ) it is my making of assumptions. I get caught out a lot despite being an ‘A’ grade card-carrying cynic. Even we cynics can be gullible … so, be warned—
YA GOTTA BE CAREFUL
* other than an excess of modesty and overload of humility. (But I’m working on that too, don’t wait up …)