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I Fortune Cookie – Crap Chinese Take Out in Queens

I Fortune Cookie – Crap Chinese Take Out in Queens

I Fortune Cookie in Long Island City, NY offers tasteless food. This was my first time and I used GrubHub with a pick up order as I was conveniently staying at LIC hotel which is roughly two blocks away – Yet I was mysteriously charged an extra $2 for my order which was clearly indicated(…)

Ramada Flushing, NY Review

Ramada Flushing, NY Review

Ramada Flushing NY – I stayed here for 6 days on my last sojourn. The cost was close to $1K and far to extravagant for the limited amenities and indifferent and detached response from the staff. The front desk exhibited an air of aloofness akin to disdain for having to acknowledge your presence as you(…)

Peking House Review

Peking House Review

Peking House is an old established Chinese restaurant located in Queens, NY. I made the mistake of returning to this place after a family visit to NY in July 2013. When I lived in Queens we dined at this establishment quiet frequently over a period of over ten years. Unfortunately since that time, the service(…)

Bit USA Inc. – Unprofessional & Unreliable Computer Repair in Florida

Bit USA Inc. – Unprofessional & Unreliable Computer Repair in Florida

Bit USA Inc. is a very unprofessional and unreliable computer repair service. This “one-man” operation which changes addresses and locations conducts business out of a hole in the wall type unassuming business front. I visited the “current” location at: 6047 Kimberly Blvd. Ste. O North Lauderdale, Fl. 33068 The “old” Bit USA Inc location which(…)

Bmo Bank of Montreal Review

Bmo Bank of Montreal Review

BMO Bank of Montreal is disappointing. I have banked in the US, Europe and now Canada. Having personally experienced the diversity in levels of customer service, online and offline in three different countries, you become adept at circumnavigating inefficiency and lack of concern and confusing policies. I opened a checquing & savings account at this(…)

Staples in Canada Review – Overpriced Air Cans

Staples in Canada Review – Overpriced Air Cans

Staples Overpriced. Oh Canada….oh, the humanity! As if HST @ 13% was not enough….paying for compressed AIR at $13.49 CAD which is at today’s exchange rate $10.75 USD!!! What in Holy Hell is contained in this small minuscule can anyway eh? This is an outrage. Even if this thing was imported from Sweden, it would(…)

ZipSure.Ca Insurance Review

ZipSure.Ca Insurance Review

Horrible experience in dealing with a company whose outdated, cumbersome and inefficient website has wasted my time online and offline. I ordered rental insurance after getting a reasonable quote online. The payment system on their website caused numerous errors and my credit card was charged twice. There was no visible error message so I mistakenly(…)

Square One Insurance Review

Square One Insurance Review

I relocated from NY to Ottawa and used Square One for my rental insurance. The website is robust, polished and customer service is expedient in answering client concerns. However, they are more expensive and for the same coverage at ZipSure, I save monthly and over the course of my rental. In my case, the difference(…)

PayPal Review: eBay & Counterfeit Goods

PayPal Review: eBay & Counterfeit Goods

PayPal eBay Scam – The bottom line: Avoid using PayPal and purchasing electronic Items on eBay. Counterfeit & fraud is rampant using these two platforms, especially in combination. It is extremely difficult to circumvent fraud since all sales and transactions are online and no inspection of the goods is possible prior to making a purchase.(…)

Tracphone Review: Net10 Wireless

Tracphone Review: Net10 Wireless

NOTE: This review is in regards to TRACFONE which is owned by the same company as Net10 & also shares the same address in Miami, Florida as indicated on their website Contact Us page. TRACFONE is a horrible company with very unprofessional customer service. I ported my premium exchange (212) number and had service since(…)