2005 November

Walmart: Taking Advantage of Easy Returns

Wal-Mart is well known for hassle-free returns. They will accept just about anything as long as the product is in good condition and the return is within the allotted time period. They generally don’t even ask why an item is being returned! I hear stories of ladies who bring half-eaten dog food to the customer service counter saying, “I need to return this. My dog won’t eat it anymore.” It’s amazing to see what Wal-Mart will take back.
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November 15th, 2005 | No Comments | Buying and Selling

Black Friday Part II: More Day-after-Thanksgiving Sale Tips

This post is supplementary to my Black Friday article. In addition to the already mentioned sites for sales circulars, I found another good place to find these “insider” advertisements.
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November 14th, 2005 | 18 Comments | Buying and Selling

Eyedropper Trick: Finding the General Average Color

Right now, I am redesigning my main web site, [artisan] [/applications]. Visit it sometime in the next week to see it’s newest design. Anyway, while I was designing it, I came across this problem that I have encountered too many times when dealing with photography. Often, I need to find a compatible color for the entire photograph. The only ways I knew how to do this was to just guess a color or eyedrop (in Ulead PhotoImpact, a great, comparable PhotoShop alterantive) a random pixel until I found one that was compatible. This procedure was very inefficient and cumbersome.
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November 11th, 2005 | No Comments | Computers

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