September 4, 2010

David's Campus and the Two Bikes You'll Never See Again

We've only had our bikes for two days and they're already broken. We tried getting a refund at 3 pm today, but the people at the store told us the boss was on a siesta until 6 pm and they couldn't help us until then. Of all the 8 floors in the entire store, there was not one person who could assist us in a refund and no one apologized. I guess Saturday afternoon is just a bad day to get a refund? Here are some pictures of David's campus. *UPDATE: It looks like you will be seeing these bikes again. Apparently the '15 days to return' at the bottom of the receipt meant nothing. They wouldn't let us get a refund, because the bikes had been used. They fixed our bikes, but why would we want to keep two brand new bikes that both broke within 2 days? And the worst part, no one was apologetic. Now we will find a new place to buy fresh cold milk (any advice Madrid internet friends?), because we are boycotting Corte Inglés

5 comments:

  1. Did they really tell you the boss was on a siesta??? That store really is stooping so low--

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  2. yes they did. I'm not making anything up! thanks for the comment!

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  3. At least they are all tan and cool looking. Like Annie Hall would ride that bike. Hey, also about the Target questions- yes I think so. Hawaii is so Hawaii like that. :)

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  4. Oh and while I'm at it, Diana and I talked about you the other night and wondered what on earth you were doing in Madrid. Actually I believe the phrasing went something like this:

    me- why do they get to live there? what am i doing wrong in my life?
    diana- seriously.

    So it's for school then huh. What is he studying?

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  5. Better to find out about ECI sooner rather than later. They rip you off with great abandon (their prices are about 30% higher than anywhere else), the staff don't care about you (in fact you're lucky if they actually deign to take your money), but Spaniards seem to think it's a cool place to shop - if you're walking round with an El Corte Ingles carrier bag, people think you're rich. Well, maybe you were, til you bought the things that broke...

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