So, I went back to the cardiologist the other week and got some feedback on a holter monitor I wore for two days. A few extra beats, but nothing sinister. I will go back in mid September for another, more intensive stress test, and failing anything coming of that an appointment in February just to be sure.
Anyway, did I score well with supplements or what? When the Hyde thing hit me back in June, I eventually contacted the web retailer and said the level of stimulant blindsided me as compared to the Canadian formula I had tried before. that and another product I got a mystery price on that was even more extreme I asked them to refund me on. Also, a good deal on some BCAAs that I think had some support ingredient that makes my chest feel tight I eventually shipped back. It cost me to send it, and I only got some of my money back, but I grant I have to take a hit too.
Even though they were gracious about it, I found out next order they resent me. Or so it seems. I got a sweet deal on a 10lb of whey, and the deal was to throw in a t-shirt, a deluxe bag of samplers, another sampler package, plus the usual 2 samplers with purchase. Interesting thing, the courier tracking page called the shipment barely over 1lb. ?
I pointed this out to them, and it was agreed it sounded odd. I eventually got a t-shirt, a shitty approximation of the samplers, and not 10lb of whey. So they said they would fix me up with the correct thing, and a detail of 11 other samplers.
time dragged on, and the shipment never got to the point at which the courier FOBs it off to Canada Post, a usual sign it is getting close. Meanwhile, I made my next purchase. I got a buy one get one free on a bottle of BCAAs, and a buy 2 get one free on Creatine monohydrate (and two samplers). So that one shipped…and I waited. After that got to about a week and it didn’t update with anything looking like progress, I emailed.
they said DHL had misshipped an entire pallet of theirs. they didn’t mention the second box. Don’t worry, I would be fixed up. Eventually I called, and thought I was getting the full torso.
The man I spoke with affected a deliberate southern accent and said I would have it literally within 48 hours. He then said he would make the customs value $3, because everyone likes ripping off the government, right? I felt I had nothing to do but hope he would produce.
Lo and behold, the same time the next day DHL shows up…and…hit me COD with $23.39 in customs. So I was left at the door realizing to pay it.
What I got was the essential order, another t-shirt, and 29 names for sampler packs. (16 of whey isolate, 8 of a fairly benign, at least by the label preworkout, and an amino energy thing in 5 units.) I decided to call myself reasonably happy. I did email a copy of the customs paper, just so I told them, I guess. Any other time I order it is the longest and cheapest shipping option, and everything gets taken care of at time of purchase.
Guess what happened today? Actually yesterday, I took the notice to the post office today. I get home and it is the original 2 BCAAs and 3 Creatine bottles. (and 2 samplers). God damn!
In all honesty I told them about it. I was told it came back after shipping wrong and it got relabelled and sent out again. I had thought when the postie actually knocked it was someone casing for a burglary. I asked what to do with it. I was told I could have it, unless I have other ideas. I answered I don’t have other ideas, unless you do. At the end I was welcome to have it free.
Do note that if they had said to box it up again and wait for DHL at their cost I would have obliged. Still, that $23.39…