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November 30, 2010

HUGLight - Buyer Beware


I really prefer positive things here, but got stung this morning and think it's worth a note.

An email came in this morning advertising a HUGLight for $10. It's a twisty thing with LED lamps at each end that can go around your neck for reading. It seemed like a decent product, so I clicked the "BUY" button and filled out the ordering info. Then, I got a message asking if I wanted a second one for just the cost of shipping. That smelled a little stinky, but I said "yes." Then, did I want to upgrade it so successive clicks of the switch varied the beam angle; just $9.95. At this point, I was pretty sure this was some kind of scam, but clicked "yes" to the upgrade to see the order. I figured I'd know the full story when I saw the checkout page and would cancel the checkout if it didn't look right.

Wrong! The next screen was the "completed" order for $77.92!!

Shipping of each of the HUGLights was $13.98 (each weighs only ounces) and the upgrade of the beam switch wasn't $9.98, it was $19.98 each! There was nowhere to approve/cancel the Checkout!

Now I'm on the phone with Customer Service somewhere in the central time zone trying to get this thing stopped. What a waste of time!

Buyer Beware.

November 15, 2010

Food Week


Last week was a mixed bag between Canada underwater, Modern Dancers in the Turks & Caicos Islands and food. This is one of four food setups done at a restaurant with locations in Boston and Virginia Beach.

November 14, 2010

Bodyart Dancer Stephanie Mas; Providenciales


We're still doing pieces of the post production work on images from the Bodyart Dance Company's shoot in Provo, Turks & Caicos Islands in August. Here, Stephanie is in two Tutus.

November 6, 2010

Mermaid Book Cover


Malena Sharkey and I have made some mermaid images in Mexico and other places; they are seriously second-to-none anywhere in the world. One adorns the cover of a new book in pre-release, Lost Voices, by Sarah Porter, at Amazon.com and other book distributors. Here's the tale; er, tail:


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