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  • Jul 8th, 2011 @ 8:54pm

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    My wife had an issue with a US Air stewardess a few months ago. She didn't want to give up her aisle seat to a service guy coming home (he was dressed in civvilian clothes and was sitting in her seat when she got on the plane). He was sitting in her seat and asked to see her ticket when she came to sit down. Not sure why he felt he had the right to question my wife about her seat assignment. Apparently he had the window seat and was not happy about it. He moved to several other aisle seats and was asked to move several times. The stewardess came over and proceeded to tell my wife she was unpatriotic for not giving him her seat. At this point my wife had already switched with the person in the middle who claimed to be claustrophobic. So she no longer had the aisle seat to give up. The stewardess moved the guy to a different window seat.
    I thought it was rather presumptuous of the stewardess and the serviceman to simply expect someone to change seats without asking first. It was really unprofessional of the stewardess to admonish my wife loudly in front of a plane full of people. If they had asked her politely they may have gotten a differnt result. Seems everyone wanted her seat.
    She got the name of the stewardess and wrote to the CEO of US Air. We got a letter back saying they would investigate but could not divulge any disciplinary action taken over the incident for privacy reasons. Guess they have plenty of customers and did not need us to fly their airline anymore.

  • Aug 15th, 2009 @ 9:51pm

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    If I recall Blockbuster and Hollywood Video have deals with the studio to share revenue on titles as a way to get more copies of the hot new releases. They get a better price on the stock and share a portion of the revenue. I believe the studios also get a cut of the revenue from the previously viewed sale of the stock as well. They can also control the price the previously viewed movies are sold at. They want them as high as possible to not diminish the value of the DVD.

  • Jul 7th, 2009 @ 6:43am

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    Here's an interesting question. What if your state has a lower sales tax. Will they refund you the difference..... I would not hold my breath waiting for a check.

  • Jul 7th, 2009 @ 6:41am

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    Target and others have a brick and mortar presence in most states and thus must colelct sales tax. Amazon does not, so they are not required to colelct sales tax in most states. I am not sure if it still true, but they used to pay the sales tax for orders in states where they have a presence as a way to not charge any customers sales tax.