Wednesday October 06, 2004
for everything else there's mastercard
I'm feeling a little quiet the last few days. I found out today that it's going to cost me either $342 for a refurbished handset, or $464 for a new one to replace the
most prized and worshipped phone that complete wanker stole from me. I don't have much choice either - our contents insurance has said they won't cover it because I was away from the house when it was stolen, and I'm still contracted to Three, so I'd have to pay out all 22 months left on my contract if I wanted to port my number elsewhere and get a cheaper phone. Which obviously wouldn't be worth it.
In other news, busy!hubby and I are just exhausted, even though I have no real right to be. busy!hubby spent his whole 3-day weekend painting a mural (6 meters x 3 meters, ie, HUGE), and he timelapse-photographed the whole thing in 1 minute intervals, meaning I have been without camera to finish taking pics.
He also got a gig taking photos at a huge dance party Sunday night. Which ended up costing me $45 to get in (they only comped him, not me), $5 for one Lime and Soda Ruski, and $342 minimum for a new phone.
And finding the asswipe who stole it and plucking out their nose and toe hairs one by one til there were none left? Well. That would be priceless.
posted by goldie
@ 07:08 PM on 10.06.04
I'm sorry to hear about all that, Goldie, it really is ridiculous. And those damn insurance companies... time to hunt around for a new one, methinks. I think they're all as bad as each other though. I hope things look up for you soon. xx
Goldie, when my cell committed suicide [by flying out of my hand] my provider would have been happy to replace it... For almost 400.
Instead I bought a slightly used one of eBay for 60. Looks new to me, and works great. Might be an option?
Unbelievable. Your cell fone NINsurance coverages is just like ours in the St8s IC.
Take it easy busy gurl.
I'll be FedExing a crazy man with a flame-thrower to hunt down the phone-swiping asswipe :-)
Unbelievable that the insurance didn't cover...
Unreal! That totally sucks. I'd agree with the checking on eBay thing for a phone, though. You just never know what you're going to find there, and it will probably be mondo cheaper. Then you can just call and have it activated. Think that would work?
Sorry you're having a rough week, hon.
well, so much for insurance - what's the point of it if it doesn't actually cover ya?! Hopefully you'll bump into the bloke some day and give him a well-aimed blow to the crotch area ;)
Honey, when my phone was stolen I had a meltdown.
I CANNOT function without one.
I know how it feels. ANd is sucks even more to lose valuable sms, contact info, and cute photos from the phone.
And something's weird with the black list. I couldn't comment because c*ll phone (replace the * with an e, my darlin') was apparently questionable content.
Now, seeing as I work in telecom, I can't help but wonder if it's personal :)
Dog, that makes me soooo MAD when I hear stories like that. I have a LOW tolerance level for people who take things which do not belong to them and who violates other peoples space.
It sucks, but you know, that's life. You don't have to like it, but you do have to deal with it.
People at work used to steal my fucking lunch. How screwed up is that? I mean, fuck, I'd give em money for food, but don't take mine.
Same thing with a c*llular phone. You can fuckin' get one for free with any new package. Hell, Me and Sibbie just got phones and the c*llphone company gave us 260$. Not only did we get free phones, but they GAVE us 260 bucks.
Why steal something that you can get practically for free?
It's like robbing a poor man, it makes little sense.
The last time I owned a phone like that--can't afford one these days alas--I had theft nsurance on it from my carrier. Which reallycame in handy.
thanks guys :). And Pam, thanks for the idea of eBay - I was only looking at eBay yesterday and didn't even think of searching for a phone! But I've found a couple of auctions that may end with me getting a reasonable discount.
When i was with Optus on my last contract, i did have insurance with them, but I stupidly didn't get it with Three because I thought my contents insurance would cover it. At least, SGIC told me it would *grrr*. Always pays to check out the fine print. Maybe I'll remember that next time ;).
...and then there is always 'Cash Converters', which no doubt, is where you're beloved phone will end up anyway.
after reading this entry, i managed to LOSE my crappy mobile while shopping at the plaza.
went back to all the stores i'd been into, searching under racks of toys, behind star wars figures, you name it.
turns out i dropped it in one of those female clothing stores where they pipe in techno music at full volume. i guess i was distracted or just didnt hear it hit the floor.
$464 for a new phone? Sheesh! As for the contract, can't you bail on it? Yeah, you'll have to pay a termination fee, but it sure beats paying out 22 months to a bunch of wankers that won't give you a replacement phone.