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Had an email today which I feel obliged to share to help our American friends in the fight against consumers being ripped off.:D

 

 

This is a true story.

Please forward when you finish reading!

A little background:

Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a very expensive boutique

shop (they sell a typical $8.00 T-shirt for $50.00)

My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in

Dallas , USA . Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to

try the 'Neiman-Marcus cookie'. It was so excellent that I asked if they

would give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, 'I'm

afraid not, but you can buy the recipe.'

I asked how much, and she responded; 'Only two fifty - it's a great

deal'

I agreed to that, and told her to add it to my bill.

Thirty days later, I got my Visa statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge

was $285. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95

for two sandwiches and about $20 for a scarf. At the bottom of the

statement, it said, 'Cookie Recipe - $250.00'. That was outrageous!

I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress had

said it was 'two fifty', which clearly does not mean 'two hundred and

fifty dollars' by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase.

Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money because

according to them; 'What the waitress told you is not our problem. You

have already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your money.

I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statutes

which govern fraud in the state of Texas . I threatened to report them to

the Better Business Bureau and The Texas Attorney General's office. I

was basically told: Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how you

can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back'

I said, OK, you've got my $250, and now I'm going to have $250 worth of

fun. I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in

the world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe from

Neiman-Marcus for free. She replied, 'I wish you wouldn't do that.' I

said, 'Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you RIPPED

ME OFF!' and slammed down the phone.

So here it is! Please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of.

I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make

another penny from this recipe!

 

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved as this makes heaps)

2 (500 ml) cups butter

680 g chocolate chips

4 (1000 ml) cups flour

2 (500 ml) cups brown sugar

2 tsp. (10 ml) Bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp. (5 ml) salt

2 (500 ml) cups sugar

500 g Grated Cadbury chocolate

5 (1250 ml) cups blended oatmeal

4 eggs

2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder

2 tsp. (10 ml) vanilla

3 cups (375 ml) chopped nuts (optional)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the

butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour,

oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. Add chocolate

chips, grated Chocolate and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches

apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (180 C).

The above quantities make 112 cookies. Enjoy!


 

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Alliance & Leicester Moneyclaim issued 20/1/07 £225.50 full settlement received 29 January 2007

Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

:p

 

Advice & opinions given by Caro are personal, are not endorsed by Consumer Action Group or Bank Action Group, and are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Your decisions and actions are your own, and should you be in any doubt, you are advised to seek the opinion of a qualified professional.

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i hate spoil sports :D :D :D


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There's no excuse for her posting that, I told her yesterday it was a fake!!! Caro, you should be ashamed of yourself!!! :mad:

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$250? That is a lot of dough!

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*groan*

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Well that takes the biscuit!.... You're all crackers! :D


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$250? That is a lot of dough!

 

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$250? That is a lot of dough!

 

2 (500 ml) cups butter

680 g chocolate chips

4 (1000 ml) cups flour

2 (500 ml) cups brown sugar

2 tsp. (10 ml) Bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp. (5 ml) salt

2 (500 ml) cups sugar

500 g Grated Cadbury chocolate

5 (1250 ml) cups blended oatmeal

4 eggs

2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder

2 tsp. (10 ml) vanilla

3 cups (375 ml) chopped nuts (optional)

 

on my reckoning thats;

1 litre of butter

1.18 kilograms of chocolate

10.25 litres of cereal products

2 litres of sugar

plus about 2 litres of assorted other stuff

 

so a couple of bucket fulls

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There's no excuse for her posting that, I told her yesterday it was a fake!!! Caro, you should be ashamed of yourself!!! :mad:

 

Yeah but I didn't read your email 'til after I posted it so ya boo sucks.:p


 

What's Best for You?

 

 

The Consumer Action Group is a free help site.

Should you be offered help that requires payment please report it to site team.

 

Alliance & Leicester Moneyclaim issued 20/1/07 £225.50 full settlement received 29 January 2007

Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

:p

 

Advice & opinions given by Caro are personal, are not endorsed by Consumer Action Group or Bank Action Group, and are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Your decisions and actions are your own, and should you be in any doubt, you are advised to seek the opinion of a qualified professional.

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