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Monday, February 28, 2011

My Disappointment Tale

I mentioned in the last post about a disappointment. Well, I'm here to tell you about it today.

But first a bit of eye candy for you. I don't like just reading print with no photos so I always share something pretty to show you. But Caroline wasn't ready to skype with me tonight or send me any pix, so you're stuck with a couple of things I found in a magazine. ;-) These pix speak of love and renewal. Isn't this memory board pretty? I have several around my house.

This one reminds me that spring is just a couple of weeks away and we can get little flowers to pot in a few weeks also. Now, wouldn't these little jars tied with pretty hankies and wrapped with wire to hang from the patio look just adorable? I'll be making some of these for sure.

Well, these two old geezers aren't very pretty but they are me and Love Bunny about 25 years ago. And yes, he still wears silly/goofy hats. This one looks like it's too big for his head but someone gave it to him and he wore it. I've since thrown it away.

Remember when I said I ordered an Italian Version of Rosetta Stone. It arrived Thursday and I opened it up. There were several desks with it, actually a LOT! The first one is the application disk to load on and then you can load the disks with the various levels of the language as you progress. I loaded the first, but when I started the Italian language disks they wouldn't load. I called the company and got a man in India who was well spoken, but he couldn't figure out some things as I told him and after a few minutes put me in touch with his superior in the U.S. That lady asked me a few questions and I answered and she said I had a pirated version and couldn't help me. It came from Beijing, China. Nothing I can do. I though I was on Rosetta Stone website but it was a "discount Rosetta Stone" site that had nothing to do with Rosetta Stone except pirate their software and not work for me at least. $188.00! I was miffed and am filing a dispute with Paypal to try to recuperate my money. But truly I'd like to keep and and use it to learn another language - Italian. So now I'm warning you to be sure you are on the actual website when you are wanting to purchase something. I feel like a fool for falling for something like this. I'm usually very astute with things like this. The website looked like Rosetta Stone and when I googled RS at first to find Rosetta Stone, it was one of the first websites to come up so my suspicions weren't raised. So if I can be fooled, you can be fooled also. So be very careful, my friends.


  1. That is rotten luck Connie. Why do these frightful people go all out to trick unsuspecting folk?
    So hope you can get the money refunded.

  2. Oh my gosh Connie !!
    I can't believe that ~
    that just stinks big time ~

    I hope paypal will resolve it
    for you ~


  3. That's just the pits! I never would have suspected pirated discs. Some people just seem to stay awake nights to dream up schemes to scam others. I say shame on them!! So when will I have to start translating your blog posts?

    Ciao (is that right) and lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  4. CRAP ! !
    Sorry for the language but this really makes me MAD!
    Not just angry - MAD.


  5. I am so mad on your behalf! I am so sorry!

  6. Connie, I'd be sick over it myself. And don't feel bad about falling for a scam, these guys are getting better all the time at this stuff. The internet is a blessing and a curse. You have to be a master at webology (yes, I just made that up) to be able to keep up with the changes. Do you have a trip in the future? Learning a new language sounds like fun. Can you imagine my my Southern accent speaking Italian? I don't know whether to laugh or shutter at the thought. ha-ha.

    Love ya...Tracy :)

  7. That is such a horrible thing to do and I would be as annoyed and frustrated as you. I do hope you get your money refunded. Thank you for warning us all of such scams.

  8. Thanks for the heads-up Connie! What awful people to do this scam on the consumer!!


  9. Oh my $188, what a shame, yes sadly its true there are so many scammers out there, thanks for the warning:)

  10. thank you for the warning! i am so sorry you received a pirated version. How awful!!!! I do hope paypal will help you with this!

  11. I'm so sorry, Connie! I hope you get it resolved. It's unnerving how that site came up when you googled Rosetta Stone. But I do know that prices for their programs are usually around $400 - $500.

    I'm hoping that Paypal helps you get your money back.


  12. Wow, I am so glad you told us, this could happen with any big purchase, paypal has got to help you out!!!


  13. I'm so sorry to hear that you got swindled in this way, these counterfeiters are everywhere.
    Good luck with learning to parla italiano.

  14. Wow, Connie, that is very disturbing. I do not oder much from the computer but my hubs does. He too has been taken on an order he made but it was a lot less money. Fraud is something we all need to be aware of. Thanks for the shout out.

    Your love photo board is charming. I too am so ready for spring.
    Have a wonderful day in spite of your mishap.
    Hugs, Jeanne

    PS: I too was brought to tears on the post I did yesterday. America needs to remember our armed forces in their prayers every day.

  15. Man! What a bummer! I am becoming more and more cautious on the internet. Yesterday I was offered something for FREE, but they wanted $5 for shipping and handling. I asked myself "do I really want to give out my credit card info. for THAT???" I decided against it. Sometimes I think those almost free deals may be a scam to get my info!!! I hope you can resolve this!

  16. Oh my gosh, that is horriblel. What makes people do such things is beyond my realm of thinking. I do hope it can be resolved. Love the previous Pink Saturday things. thanks for stopping by and making my day a little brighter. Love and hugs, Pat

  17. That's terrible, Connie!! I can understand you being miffed - actually, I'd probably be more than miffed! I wish I could hear you speak Italian...


  18. Connie this is horrible!!! I am so sorry this happened to you!! I hope you are able to get reimbursed. Thanks for the words of caution!


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