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Peach R.

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109 Reviews by Peach

8/21/21

I miss group health. I'm switching to ppo plan in september to get away from this sh-itty system. I have found the best way to get health diagnoses is to go to out of network drs that specialize in that area. Other wise you're treated like an emergency room patient at kaiser then sent on your merry way. I'm so sick of kaiser.

8/18/21

After taking a couple courses using webbasign for Bellevue College I found it to be a useful resource for teachers and students.

Pro's:

Easy centralized website for students and teachers to access assignments, tests and quizzes.

Assignments are clearly organized and easy to navigate through.

Digital book.

Can access information any where any time so long as you have internet connection.

Con's:

Digital book. The digital book is very unstable and not easy to read in anything older than the most current technology. Not everyone has the financial ability to have the best and latest technology. If I had more than two copies of the book open to flip through pages it literally crashed my computer and gave me the blue screen of death. I literally hold onto my computers until they die or are so out of date they are compatible with nothing. I think I fell behind in the class because I struggled just trying to get the digital book to load correctly half the time. I will request a paper copy next time. I have read digital books but I struggle in them. I find I learn more easily with a real book.

Zero lenience for wrong answers on the tests. My teacher said if you got the answer wrong in webbasign she'd adjust your grade for you based upon your notes. She lied. I saw no such thing. If you select one answer wrong you're that's it; it's done. I flat out failed a course because of this. Thank you for my F webbasign. I don't test well and this thing just made me flat out fail. I do not take timed tests well and there was insufficient time to take tests. The bulk of the time I only got about half the test done. For an easy course I'm surprised how difficult the teacher made her tests. Each test was as difficult as an end of the quarter exam.

7/9/21

I enjoyed Newport Hills Vet online pharmacy at first but quickly ran into issues. Orders can either be shipped quickly or they get delayed and it can be up to 1-2 weeks before they get shipped out. My pets can't wait for their meds nor food that long when it is about to run out when I placed the order. There is zero ways to cancel online orders once placed. I'm sorry but that's not making me want to stay as a consumer. What if you accidentally duplicate or triplicate your order? What then? Sorry out of luck? Answer = yes. You have to wait for the order to be processed then shipped. Once you have it you can call for a refund/return but that's about it. I noticed this vet offers very little protection for consumers. Refunds with this online pharmacy are slower than slooowww.Even then they still fight to argue with you about how they want to keep your money. Reps are professional but it's not making me want to stay as a consumer.

I noticed that they charge a lot for shipping and tax. It can add up to $30-$45 to the order. One way to by-pass this is to create an auto ship order then cancel it after they have shipped your first one.

Sorry Newport Hills Vet but I am ceasing my business with your company and going over to chewy.com. I need a more reliable company. I've ordered from chewy in the past and have had zero issues even with customer service. If my cat's food wasn't a prescription diet food I'd of pulled 100% of my business a long time ago.

I've had nothing but issues with this vet since 2017/18 when they changed management. Wait times are horrid. Bed side manners of the vet varies from good to unprofessional. The long term vets we've established care with have retired. The new ones are hit or miss. They've screwed up medications and maintenance appointments for our pets. Almost killed our cat during a simple dental procedure. Prescribed some extra medication we never authorized. Never gave us a discount on the procedure nor additional appointments to follow. I arrived 30 min to opening door and ended up waiting 2+ hrs for them to see my cat. She had multiple melt downs in her carrier while waiting and severely damaged her face on the carrier after an 1+ of waiting. I don't know what they did to one of our carriers but we had to toss it because it got an odor on it and the cats wanted nothing to do with it after that. Each time we took them to this vet they started becoming more and more afraid of it. I no longer feel safe entrusting my pet's with Newport Hills Vet in Newcastle, WA. Their prices have been steadily increasing and after comparing them with other vets they're about 30-40% higher than other vets. They are an emergency vet but their wait times have gotten so bad they really should go to appointment only. They've apologized before in the past but it's a broken system that needs fixing. Covid really slowed down their customer wait times.

They lost a 20 year long term customer due to their unprofessional.

6/9/21

I have been a satisfied customer for 15 years. In 2019 their product quality has dropped. I've never before had so many bad batches of soap sent to me. They kindly sent me out another order but that too was bad. I placed a small order of another product to see if it were bad and that too was bad. I am going to stop ordering from them for a while until they fix what ever is causing their soap to crumple into dust as you cut it. I wonder if the person who use to cook/make their soap quit because the issues started around early 2021. During covid 2019 they managed to keep their quality going pretty well. Starting in 2021 it declined. I am going to go to another whole seller vendor for a while then try them again in a year to see if they fixed their issues. I prefer to support small locally owned business but I can not do my soap making hobby if the product is bad and crumbles do dust as you cut it up to melt and pour.

I've never had an issue with customer service. They are a little slow at replying but they eventually get to you. A good business would reply within a 48 hr window. They can take up to a week to get back to you. That's to slow for a professional business.

I've visited their store a few times in person and found their prices to be a little high. I have noticed their prices calculate for the shipping if you were to order it online.

Just like any other company they must make a living. I noticed their prices have steadily increased in the past 20 years. They use to go up 1-3% annually but now their going up 10% every year. I have unfortunately found cheaper whole sale vendors that may win my business in the long run. 15 years ago 10 lbs of melt and pour soap averaged $18-$24 now it's $60-$80. Other whole sale vendors average 10 lbs of melt and pour about $36.

6/9/21

Bank of America is not what it use to be. The tellers are trained for excellent customer service but that's about it. The rest of the bank is a gamble. When I was looking for banks I asked my friends and people I knew in the area what they thought of it. Their answer was: Avoid; it's terrible. When you have issues that require customer service they can't hear you. Some issues get fixed in a so-so reasonable time frame while others drag on way longer than they should.

I tried them for a while and they were right. It's a good adult beginner bank but after that it's all up to you. Just like any other bank it's a business to get your money. They'll nickel and dime you like crazy to try and fine you monthly fees. Then when you need help it's hit or miss. Every now and then I'll get a 800# rep where their English accent is so heavy I often have to request someone else. I don't mean to be rude but when you can barely understand them and you need to be sure they do the transaction correctly the first time you can't take the gamble they don't understand.

We have a couple of Bank of America's in the complex I work at. Some of the tellers that come and shop after work are obnoxious. We have one lady that's so obnoxious that she'll harass us over one cent being off. Complain horribly if one of her coupons doesn't work... She is so money conscientious it's obnoxious.

6/2/21

I had a wellsfargo account for a while and closed it when the bank was scamming people into fraudulent loans and activity. This was what 2014ish. Thankfully I was not victim of the scam. I closed it because I do not trust a bank that endorses this type of activity from the higher up levels. I maybe had one active for about 15 months before I closed it. The customer service reps are wonderful and have excellent customer service.

The banks have lack of tellers and long lines. If you get a starved social senior citizen expect to wait 1+ hours before they even get to you. I'm sorry but you're trying to operate a business not socialize. It's okay to tell a senior chatting about random b. S. to end the transaction and move to the next customer. I found the bank to have lack of tellers at every location. They'd only have 1-2 tellers plus a greeter and that's it. If there was a customer service issue expect the wait time to increase. This seems to be an issue across country because it was at every location in my area I tried. Some of the bank parking lots are damn dangerous. They're set up in strip malls where the drivers treat the parking lot easement roads like it's a friggen freeway.

In some of the areas I tried there are bars on the bank windows and teller windows. I'm sorry but that doesn't make me feel welcome as a customer.

I tried my hardest to avoid the monthly service charge fees but was charged every month even if I made quota. I was loosing money on this account. I decided to close it after months due to the fact I was loosing hundreds of dollars on this account for being a lower balance. I do not have all my eggs in one basket. Even with a decent balance it was difficult to avoid the monthly fees even with an active account.

I had to repetitiously close my debit card due to fruad. Never before have I had a bank system compromise my debit card so much. I only used it in person at local stores and it got comprimised a lot. I never have this issue with my other bank. Every other month I had to close it due to a fraud charge. Response was quick but after a while I began to distrust this bank for security.

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6/2/21

I decided to close my us bank account after having too many snooty unprofessional 800# customer service reps. They lost a 25 year customer due to unprofessionalism. They also redesigned their website making it more difficult to navigate around. 80% of it is advertisement with your bank account information tossed to the side. They no longer give a running total account balance. As my account became less and less active they started charging me the monthly service charge fee. Even if I made quota for the month to avoid it. That is when I closed it. I was loosing money to it rather than gaining. I had the minimum required balance to avoid fees. I made three monthly purchases. I had my paycheck deposited into it monthly and they still found a way to charge me monthly. Yea thanks. US bank lost me as a customer due to the following reasons:

The 800# customer service reps have really gone down hill in customer service. If it is on the website and the client can do it they get really snooty with you. Well that's why I'm calling I'm not sure how to do it. I kept getting the same rep over and over again and they just kept hanging up on me after I requested a different rep due to how unprofessional they were.

During covid 2019 the customer service 800# was virtually inaccessible. I'd call and the system was so high volume that it would just tell me "Thank you for calling our lines are beyond capacity. Good bye." Yea that makes me want to stay as a customer. So after things started opening again I termed my account. I could not access the 800# for customer service until 2021.

The website redesign. I hate the website redesign. Your bank account information was crammed to a tiny side of the screen. The other 90% of the screen is filled with banking ads and unnecessary information. It got to the point where I couldn't find where they moved things to and just gave up. I tried to spend a little time in it and just got frustrated with it. The new website is not user friendly. Not at all.

Zero security against a stolen card depleting your account in a few withdrawals. My new bank offers security protocols for my checking account. I have it set up so if I want to make a debit card transaction/withdrawal it can only pull from checking. I asked us bank and they do not offer this service.

It did not use to be a second job to avoid the monthly service charge fees even with an active account. I'm not sure when they changed it but I have always been able to avoid the service charge fees.

5/20/21

Been using becu for years. We've tried other local branches but they end up turning banking into a second part time job to avoid the service fees. We feel quite comfortable with becu as our banker. They have tons of branches in wa state. They have very few fees if at all. It's not guaranteed but when we travel they will void the service charge fee from atms. This is helpful if you run out of cash out of state. Even then we generally use plastic. It is easy to log into the website and add a travel alert to your cards. In the past you use to have to call. It is not a second job to keep them from fining you every month. Customer service is friendly and easy. The only negative reviews that occur are people trying to scam or take advantage of the system. Sorry but you can't scam a bank due to the protocols they have set up to prevent fraud. Customer service is wonderful if you have issues or concerns. They quickly get on top of it and you do not have to wait days to get a banking issue fixed. They have extra security to watch your accounts like a hawk. If they do not recognize a purchase within your normal shopping range they will flag your account. This has saved us dozens of time for fraud. The only annoying part is when you go to use your card and find out it's been compromised. I enjoy the high customer service of this bank. I have never received one snooty rep from the 800# or the branches.

I enjoy two step verification for login security. If a website so much offers it I activate it. Yes, it's annoying but it's saved my accounts from being hacked by family members or a third party. After a while you get use to it. The only down side is if you loose your phone and you need to log in even then there are ways around it. Too many stories of people loosing their accounts or being charged fraud due to an account hack. Two step verification protects that. If you have your cell phone you'll get the text and can call the bank immediately and say freeze my account.

Website is not compatible with firefox or chrome. I keep getting the cookies error message upon login. I've properly deleted cookies and cache in my computer browsers and no luck. If I manage to get in it will allow me about ten logins before the error message occurs again. I tried Microsoft Edge browser and my phone browsers and got in just fine. This has been an issue for years with no fix in site. It is very annoying to be denied access to your bank account for a cookies and cache error.

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5/16/21

Received a Perfect Air air conditioner as a present about five years ago. They last several years and do okay for a 900 sq ft room that is sun facing. My unit is south facing and direct afternoon sun light in the hot pm hours. It gets hot and uncomfortable. It does okay for the most part. It's still rather noisy but quieter than other brands I've had. During the hot summer days it's 90+ out it's totally useless. I found if I have two running it's at least bearable. Just make sure the outlets can handle it. My hoa will only allow the portable room ones or I would of gotten a stronger one. I found there are too many air gaps between the window and the unit. I found if you tape them closed you can keep air from leaking in. Keep the doors to the room shut, draw the curtains and it helps. I've had some air conditioners go down to 57 but their units only go as low as 62.

I have been enjoying my air conditioner but found they cheeped out on the clip on parts to the hose attachments. I am pretty much replacing them annually because of it. The clips that lock in are constantly breaking and snapping off due to being cheaply made. I may say to hell with it and just duct tape it in from now on. If you have a 3d printer you can easily replace these parts your self by making new ones as they break. Just be sure to scan in the piece before any damage comes to it. I am going to save up for one because I'm finding there's a lot of things it would of been nice to have for.

Customer service is wonderful and I've never had an issue with their reps. I'm a little annoyed that you can only order replacement parts through the customer service reps. Most other brands allow you to order them through the online store. Each time I order them I end up wasting 30 min trying to order replacement parts. When I could of just bookmarked the item in question then checked out in less than five minutes at most other places.

4/13/21

I have been ordering through LLBean catalogs for years and when digital became more popular I switched to ordering directly from their website. I would recommend it. While I could more than likely purchase their items from a local vender in my area I'd rather just buy it from them and get what I want. With the stores almost always being out of my size I just go online now. I've never had an issue with returns, orders or customer service.

When I buy jackets locally I don't like that I have to buy my winter parkas in Sep/Oct, my spring jackets in Dec/Jan and my summer clothing in Feb/Mar. I just go online now when I need jackets. I can't always wait until the season they have what I need in stock. Clothing wears out and only lasts 2-4 years before needing replacement. I'm active so I try to replace them every couple of years or they get stinky. Washing doesn't even remove it all. I have found LLBean's prices to be average if you buy it locally or online. Returns are easy and you can generally just drop it off at a shipping center.

4/6/21

Cheaper education is good if it goes well. I've been going Bellevue College on and off for the past ten years to complete a bachelor degree. I have found they seem to just randomly cancel or drop one in five classes. Then make up some half assed excuse why they canceled it. The teachers either greatly care for their course or they don't. It just depends. Some teachers teach to material and others don't. When you sign up for a low level class you don't expect to know anything but the teacher teaches it like you should know everything. This has caused me to fail a few low level classes. I am going to finish my transfer AA and move onto UW Seattle. Cost is about 20% higher but I know I will get what I pay for. Only go here to get a kick start on your education to get the lower level classes out of the way. Other wise seek a different higher learning education.

B. C. Clearly isn't ready for online learning. The instructors that have set up courses for canvas before covid online learning are ready for online learning. I noticed that several classes I have taken in the past year or two are not ready for online learning. The teachers clearly slapped together a course last minute with crappy references for material and expect you to pass.

Counseling center either cares for your or the don't. I started with some consoling but after about three sessions they started hinting my services were finished with the counseling center. After my third visit they told me I was coming too much. Even though it was once a month to be sure I was on the right track. Guess the counselors don't give the services they are to give for students. It's 2-3 visits then you're on your own. A counselor is to give support and assistance for students that need it. Not someone who says "This is what you need to do then you're on your own." That's not what you get paid for.

This college is just an over expensive day care center that wants your $$$$. I'm surprised tuition in 2019 actually went up not down due to online learning. Not one subtle hint for a discount. Books all of a sudden became digital and some of the choices were very poorly picked. They canceled several of the classes I signed up for during this time frame. Quoting that there was not enough participation in it. The class had a full fuc-ken roster. They canceled it for another reason. It took 2-4 weeks for the refunds to go through. I have found this college seems to cancel one in five classes I sign up for. What type of higher learning is it when you're promised a service then cancel class five fuc-ken days before start of quarter? That is not an honorable business practice.

ILearn for math is a horrible learning program. It fails to properly place students in the correct level. There is zero refund unless class is canceled. Even then you still have to fight for your money. When I was using iLearn I did not know what I was learning as I was learning it. I did not know what my expectation as a student was upon course completion. I had zero references to refer to when stuck. ILearn provides incomplete video lectures that raise more questions than answers. I don't know what math iLearn uses but it's clearly not the old/new math. Doesn't matter what one you use the answer is the same. Due to this horrible program I was barely able to pass my tests. If I had proper material I would of passed with an A instead of a B-.

The book buy back program is a total joke. Zero of my books qualify for it each year even though I bought them from the book store earlier that year. You maybe get 15% back if you are lucky enough to get it back. The book store is loosely run by teenagers that don't fully understand a true business. Corners are cut and they think book substitution is okay. I had to withdrawal from a couple courses because they substituted my book with a different version and it was no where near the version the teacher was using. I have learned to not purchase through the book store to save about 30% cost on materials. If you buy through amazon or a more reputable book store you can save some money. They find ways to heavily slap you with high fees if you order through the book store. I hate to say it but I have gone digital with my books. Why books are generally non refundable and if class cancels one week before good luck getting that money back. I refuse to buy books from book store because they over price their products by 40%.

The cost of tuition is slightly cheaper than most other colleges but with the rates of tuition matching that of universities you might as well just got to a university. This school is clearly a business and operates like one. Their more interested in your $$$$ than educating you. I've been cheated out of education enough times I'm sort of done with this college.

I hate to say it but one should not be able to Google their A for online classes. What type of learning am I getting from this school? No wonder this school failed me for success in the job market.

There is no such thing as free parking any more at this college. They watch passes like a hawk and will write tickets heavily for people because it's a form of income. Parking at this college has always been a bit of an issue and face it Bellevue traffic isn't getting better.

I have begun to see through this college's tricks, games and money gathering schemes to take advantage of people achieving higher education. You can hide this from an adult child who isn't very bright but you can't hide it from an adult. As a 40 year old going back to school I am beginning to see why my education was incomplete all these years. This school could care less of what you learn so long as they get their $$$$. This incomplete education has unfortunately followed me through out most of my career. I have always felt under accomplished in education because of it.

For degree choices there may be a lot to pick from most the bulk of them are AA degrees. Unless you want to go into the medical field there are not very many bachelor degrees. This college really needs to remove the useless degrees for students. So they don't enter the job market and realize they wasted their time. I got two AA degrees early in my youth and they were totally useless for the job market. They were a fictional educational fable at best.

3/31/21

Blue Buffalo wet cat food is no longer recommended. We had our cats on Healthy Gourmet wet food. We've been serving this product to our cats for the past couple decades and have had happy results with each cat. This product has been on the market for a long time. It was reliable and safe to use. Blue decided to discontinue Healthy Gourmet and replace it with Tastefuls.

Tastefuls is a terrible, horrible product. It is a horrible replacement for Healthy Gourmet. There are a few things that bother me about the replacement: First the smell. The smell is so horrid it stunk up my whole house for a few days. (And no it wasn't just sitting in the trash can it went strait into the outside trash.) Secondly, is the texture. The texture is a slimy watered down pate lump. It looks so disgusting I can't even bring my self to look at it without feeling queasy. Third my current cats will not take to it. One of them took an air sniff after opening and had the disgusted look on her face. The second one is a glutton and will eat literally anything. He wouldn't even eat this. Fourth, due to the smell, texture and new recopies I will NOT continue buying Blue Tastefuls for my pets. Damn you Blue Healthy Gourmet was decent and you botched this with Tastefuls. Don't be surprised if you end up having to discontinue this product. Other pet reviewers will realize it's not the same as it's predecessor.

We switched our cats over to Purina Pro plan foods. They have fewer 5.5 oz servings but our cats have taken to every one of their foods even the non pate versions. Purina has also been on the market longer than Blue. I feel safer using that. It costs the same either way so it just depends upon what your pets enjoy.

2/5/21

I'm not big on Disney + or Disney + Pro. First it's over priced and selections are limited to pick from. I thought you'd have hundreds of thousands of movies and tv shows to watch from. Not so. Only hits from the past 20 years or so and anything that's been recently released that's a big hit.

The content is relatively limited. Disney let's face it ruined some of my favorite cartoon shows that were once upon a time independently owned and face it decent. Well decent before Disney destroyed them with terrible second plot lines. Then made the animation cr-ap-py. Your other option is to rewatch most of your favorite tv shows growing up. Like a lot of people we rewatched some of our favorite old tv shows several times over growing up. So why would I want to rewatch old dc, marvel or Disney owned tv shows again and again? When I already did that 15+ years ago?

Disney could learn a thing or two from Netflix with streaming services. Their streaming let's face it has issues. While binge watching a tv series I have found it doesn't smoothly play from episode to episode in a sequential order. Some times it'll do fine and play until end of season. Other times it'll start randomly skipping to other episodes in other seasons for no apparent reason. Other times it'll finish the episode and kick you back to the home menu. Pausing is another issue. It some times lags 10-15 seconds before it actually pauses. Then you have to tap the go back ten seconds button to miss the skipped scene. When you are done watching a video it'll send you to the finished content page. There are no buttons or options to send you back to the Disney home page. None. You have to exit out of the program and enter back in again. Same in the web browser.

I have a superb high quality surround sound system with my multi medial center. I don't know why but Disney + has weak sound. It's rather quiet and I have found that I have to increase the volume up to 30% if I want to even hear it half the time clearly. I don't have this issue when I watch the bluray version of the movie.

Quality is okay for a web based streaming service. It's not 4k but youtube okay. Even on the 4k movies it's not that great. It has lag and catching up issues.

The only perk of Disney + Pro is you get access to sport channels. Well I can get that with my tivo or premium cable access and I don't have to pay extra for it. I could honestly care less for the sports package as I don't even like sports. I'm tired of Disney every now and then forcing the upgrade on you. You have to close the browser and reopen it to avoid the please force purchase this update to receive full services. Bull S-hit. The sports package will be wasted as I'm part of the 25% of society that could care less about sports. Why pay for something I'm not going to use. On the rare occasion I do watch a game I can just stream it from my cable service website for free.

I ran Disney + for about four months before I said good bye to it. I may not reactivate it. I pretty much already own all the movies I want to watch so Disney+ isn't worth it. If I want to rewatch old movies for free I'll just pull out the dvd or bluray.

2/5/21

Update:

Niantic rules are too harsh for reviewing. The old system was amazing but the new system sucks a$$. I've never been able to get more than a fair rating even after reviewing thousands of nominations. You can't review too many too quickly or it bans you for 24 hours before you can resume again. Now that I got a couple pho stops within the radius of my house I'm no longer reviewing. It is a waist of time and the system is terrible. I submit new pho stops and they are not duplicates but the system some how marks them as duplicates even though there's nothing wrong with them. I've submitted hundreds of valid pho stop nominations only to have them rejected for no valid reason. The cool down rules for both nominating and submitting suck. No wonder hundreds of people have stopped reviewing pho stops in their spare time.

I would not recommend being a pho stop reviewer as it is a waist of time!

Original:

Niantic allows users above level 38 to review pho stop submissions for their game. Users submit request to have an item, object or area turned into a pokemon go photo spin disk or pho for short.

Con's

I don't know what they did in the last update but a lot of things that could be pho stops will not be. Some how it is marking pho stops that are not duplicates as duplicates and removing it from the waiting list. I gave up reviewing and submitting nominations. A lot of valid pho stops get rejected for no valid reason and I guess my area just isn't met to have a huge pogo grid. Thanks I feel less apt to play. Players post a lot of fake pho stop nominations to increase the grid to their advantage wrongfully. Some get accepted some don't. I don't think this is fair to those that are trying hard to submit real nominations and their fuc-ken rules don't even give us a fighting chance against the spam nominations.

Must be level 38 before players can review submissions. (Use to be 40 but they changed it when they increased the level cap). Players either get to level 40 quickly or slowly.

Use to be 7 submissions every 7 days. They changed it to 7 every 2 weeks. Sort of bull sh-it.

After I started submitting reviews I noticed you only get 7 nominations in 14 days. When it replenishes you don't get a solid 7 all at once. It adds on a day until it reaches at 7 maximum. F*u-ck you niantic. No wonder people have multiple accounts. I sure the f-u*ck do. It's the only way I can take over gyms in my area and keep them more than 10 minutes.

Cool down time frames are too harsh. It takes 3 seconds to fill out the form but if you submit too quickly it places you on a cool down ban that can last any where from 2-4 hrs or 72 hrs. After about 30 submissions it gives the I'm not a robot symbol. I wait 15 seconds between each submission and that's still going too fast for the harsh cool down rules. If you reach the maximum limit for the day (who knows how many that is) it freezes you until midnight.

My dead end pokemon go grid in my area keeps having submissions denied for some reason. They meet all the valid criteria but niantic wants my development denied for some reason.

People will try anything and I'm sorry but a portrait of your family or pets is not a valid submission. A picture of your house is not a valid submission. A fabricated picture is not a valid submission. A seasonal/display is not a valid submission. Please do not photograph your self in the picture or it will be rejected. Do not take a low quality photo or it will be rejected. Do not take pictures off the internet or it will be rejected. Do not use old photos.

Pro's

The only pro of this is people can submit suggestions for their pho stops.

Things I have no issues making poke stops:

Memorials
Business/schools/churches that want pokemon go there
Publicly accessible areas
Out door recreational areas (parks, hiking trails, walking areas, public gathering areas...)
Art (sculptures, paintings, murals, graffiti if it is not offensive or temporary)
Community centers/gathering places
Painted power boxes that are not adjacent to homes
Unique items that deserve a pho stop nomination that are publicly acessable

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1/2/21

We decided to switch from animal hospital of newport hills to eastside vet associates after newport hills did some unauthorized things to my cat during a procedure they had no authority to do. Newport Hills placed the cat's life in jeopardy a simple procedure turned into two weeks of a mess. Then after two weeks of dealing with newport hills vet we realized how unorganized, unprofessional and unreliable newport hills vet is. We've had zero issues with eastside vet associates and would highly recommend them. After this incident we immediately switched from newport hills to eastside vet associates. We have been very pleased with eastside vet associates and will continue to be with them.

Pros

Appointments only. Pros and cons but you don't have to wait long due to appointments. They get you in and out. Wait time is limited. Which is good as the wait times at my other vet got horrendous. It's not first come first serve. If clients miss their appointments by too much well that's too bad. This place is very open and I generally don't have an issue getting them in when needed.

Reasonable prices. Compared to newport hills vet eastside vet assc. They do not over charge and they thoroughly explain every thing to you. Billing services do not have an issue and everything isn't nickeled and dimmed. Dental care is not over priced.

Good bed side manner. After dealing with newport hills vet eastside vet assoc has good bed side manners.

Boarding at reasonable prices. Not just a cage they toss your pet in. They have reasonable sized rooms. Actually take care of your pet. Offer play/social services during boarding. They offer double cages should you have two+ pets.

Reasonable at accommodating last minute requests if needed. If you have a pet emergency they are good at working you into their schedule.

Good about answering their phones. Due to how high volume newport hills vet was getting you'd have to call back repeatedly to even get a hold of someone. Not eastside vet. You call and they answer within 3-5 rings. Can't get through? No problem leave a message and they'll get back to you. Email communication is strong and they reply within a 24 hr business window.

Cons

Limited parking. Five spots in front of their building and that's it. Parallel parking one direction. Come early or not at all. I wonder who thought that one through when purchasing the building? Due to the area I highly suggest cleaning out your vehicle if you choose to let it sit in the area for a while. That or drive around and come back when pet is ready to be picked up.

Mon-Fri during business hours only. This works great if you can schedule appointments during this time frame. Other wise you're stuck to a vet that operates on the weekend. We have a 24 hr vet on standby should we need a vet quick.

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12/20/20

Paper quilling is sort of a dead hobby but people still quill. I am unable to find quilling supplies locally so online is my only resource. Quilling.com is a good website to purchase from. I have always had speedy shipping, ordering and processing time. Prices are reasonably priced, quality is good and supplies plentiful. I've never had shipping issues and if they make an error in your order they are generally pretty good about honoring the issue. Due to the fact they want to keep customer long term. I use to do amazon.com from this but it was a gamble on what you'd get and quilling.com you know what you get. I do like if you spend above a certain dollar amount they send you a freebie item.

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12/17/20

The gotcha has many pros and cons:
I'm only reviewing this website because there's no u.s. website.

Cons:

Only uses red pokeballs. Once they run out the device stops working. No patch to recognize great or ultra balls. People have complained about this and niantic refuses to add in a patch for it. So what the 700+ ultra balls in my bag don't count. Yea thanks niantic. Now I have to have at least a couple hundred red balls to compensate for this.

Disconnects a bit but other wise stable.

Face it some devices work some don't. I've had some last a long time while others crap out after 3-6 months. When they work they work great. What do you expect from cheap china crap?

Doesn't catch shadow pokemon. The original did but the evolve doesn't. Sort of annoying.

Too easy to adjust the settings on the watch. I've had times where my sleeve turned off a setting and I didn't realize it until I got there. Kind of annoying.

Vibrate notification can be turned on or off. This feature is nice as my
Family is active and they hate us glued to our phones. This helps me play secretively in the background without them knowing.

Frustration. When this device doesn't work you'll only receive frustration.

Pros:

Auto catches/spins for you. I use this as I drive around town to play. I find I can get more driving around town than playing for hours on end at the local parks. This is nice as the original one you still had to click. I didn't feel safe doing that while driving. The evolve does it for you and you don't even have to think.

Gain xp and stardust fast.

Collects research tasks with the auto spin. The only ones it completes for you is the ones where it says catch. Which is sort of nice.

Let's me play at work on shiny days. I use to be annoyed when I couldn't attend a shiny day due to work. Now I just leave the app running in the background in my pocket and have the device running in the background. I have the battery pack on standby to charge it on breaks. No more shinies missed.

App runs even if it's on standby on your phone. So long as the app is running in the background even with your phone off it will still work. Which is great because theres' been a few times where the touch screen minimized the app or the on/off phone button got triggered some how in the pocket.

The gotcha evolve is better at charging due to the usb port. The original kept falling out of the charger and failed to charge a lot. You had to hold it in with a rubber band to charge. The evolve charges in about 1.5 hrs at most if battery is empty. The original one took like half the day to charge.

The best pro about it is the device continues to auto catch/spin even after the going to fast message pops up. You could be going freeway speeds and still auto catch/spin.

Overall I love the gotcha evolve over it's predecessor. I feel I am getting more xp from this thing than spending hours on end playing at our local park. Now I'll just drive around town for 20 min and rack in the characters, items and xp. I enjoy the fact I can have this running in the background when my family is out and about and I don't have to have my face plastered to my phone. Just knowing the device is running in the background is helping me feel like I don't have to check my phone ever time I'm in a high density grid.

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12/16/20

I use to love using itunes because I own mostly apple products. Starting in 2018 the streaming services starting having issues. Several times I receive the message "Unable to load content." I researched it. My side: No. Every thing fine no issues. ITunes side: Yes. Their online forms are flooded with complaints regarding this since they switched from the video app to the tv app. I contacted them personally and said it wasn't their side. Bull shi-t it's not my side. I generally watch movies at night and I can not stream movies nor tv shows. In the past itunes use to be flawless in streaming. Now it's terrible. I have decided to cease and desist purchasing itunes media because of streaming issues. I use to spend $60-$100 every other month to increase my collection. Now that I can barely stream a movie or tv show without lag I will no longer purchase media from itunes.

I am going back to purchasing discs from amazon and using dvd fab to rip them for personal use. Dvd fab is safe to use so long as it is for personal use. I got a life time purchase with a pre-paid visa because I got tired of buying the same movie multiple times. Only to realize I didn't actually own the movie but was buying the right to have streaming access to it on their platform. Which they could delete or remove at any moment. Owning your own discs and ripping them for personal use prevents this. I use external hard drives so I don't have to keep reripping my movies.

I use a product that allows me to maintain my phone without iTunes. Their out there you just need to research them. I think I'll go back to using that because some times when you delete a movie it doesn't actually delete from the hard drive.

I've also noticed that several psa's or older movies iTunes will never receive the copy right privileges to. So I'm pretty much restricted to discs. Good will is a wealth of old movies. Do check the disk if you can. My monthly media purchase funds will go towards Amazon.com instead due to iTunes having streaming issues with their devices. At first I thought it was because they were old devices but I tried streaming a movie on my iphone 12 and kept having issues.

12/16/20

I enjoy shopping in my local store and have always had wonderful customer service experiences in person. I enjoy the higher quality of their items and will pay a bit more for quality and customer service. I generally don't order clothing online because I end up returning 90% of it due to the fact the sizing charts are unrealistic.

Online however is different. Customer service varies but is generally well "okay". Orders are shipped efficiently (well most of the time). Due to living in a condo town house set up my packages keep getting delivered to the wrong address. I contact them in 48 hrs if neighbor decided to steal my package and request a replacement. Generally I don't have an issue getting a replacement. It's sort of annoying that this happens to about 10% of my packages. A lot of the time I find them half opened or opened and rummaged through. Good $#*! how dumb are my neighbors they should know when a package is coming to them. Even I know to read the address on every package I receive before I open it. Yea honesty is dead in my neighborhood. I only had a couple customer service issues where I've argued with the rep about the package being miss delivered. They tried to blame me for the issue when it was not true. It was the delivery rep that miss read the house numbers.

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12/15/20

Indeed.com is the only website I use for job hunting. While it's run of the mill it's one of the better ones out there. It has mixed reviews but over all I'd say it does okay. It helped me find three jobs and my current job I've been in 12+ years. I tried job hunting after the economy started to recover in 2014 and found where I'm at now was the better choice long term. So I decided to stay at my job long term. Especially now with the economy crashing every decade or two.

Due to the fact my union job would allow me to earn 20% more than someone who wasn't in a union job. Unless you have a bachelor degree and several decades experience most of the jobs average in my area about 20% less than my current pay. The job I'm in now can't seem to keep people because it's really designed for someone who wants to stay long term like 10+ years long term. They treat the long term staff decently but business practices encourage starting staff to quit. They basically make the job crap for starting people so they have to quit and keep repeating the minimum wage cycle. If they were smart they would pay less to wages by keeping people long term. Thank god for the union.

If you need a job like now just post your resume and select that it be actively viewed. You'll be called by recruiters left and right. Who knows one of them might end up being "that" long term job. Or heck you could get temp work for experience. This helped me get experience so I could get hired by my "now" company.

I highly advise you to purchase a cheap throw away phone for job hunting. Unless you want your real phone number spammed time and time again and yes even resold. You can get these by going to your local grocer (that sells them) or just buy a cheap phone off of amazon.

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