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Charity Application Problems Leave Tots Without Their Toys


Here’s an important lesson on following up with paperwork: nonprofit organizations near Pittsburgh (and possibly in other regions as well) learned that when they celebrate Christmas with disadvantaged children this year, there will be no toys supplied by Toys for Tots for Santa to hand out. Why? Toys for Tots and the local organizations point their fingers at each other.

The organizations say that they followed the instructions and did everything exactly the same as every year. One group has obtained the toys for their Christmas parties through Toys for Tots for 18 years, until now. What’s different this year? Toys for Tots has fewer toys available than in past years, it’s true, but the three organizations that talked to WPXI claim that they did everything exactly the same as in past years.


“[W]e called Toys for Tots, and they said you didn’t submit your paperwork and you’re basically out,” the head of one organization told TV station WPXI. “But we haven’t done anything differently than we’ve done in years past.”


Toys for Tots responded after the story aired, and explained that they haven’t “denied” toys to any groups: anyone who has received no toys and no response at this point didn’t finish the application process.



In the past 24 hours it has been reported that some non-profits have been denied toys this year. After reviewing the Toys for Tots online system there is no record of any completed request having been submitted by the agencies in question. Agencies with incomplete online applications were notified that there was insufficient information input to the system concerning their orders and toys would be provided if available. In this same communication, agencies were urged to send their clients to the Open House, where individuals in need could access toys directly.



That has left groups with planned holiday parties scrambling for toy donations from the community at the last minute.


Pittsburgh organizations in bind after learning they won’t get toys for kids [WPXI]




by Laura Northrup via Consumerist

UPS Drives Forklift Into Valuable Sculpture, Shrugs


Current ad campaigns for UPS brag about the carrier’s abilities at logistics: getting a thing from one place to another is their specialty. Unless you’re one family in Michigan who used UPS Freight to ship a valuable sculpture across the country, which the carrier drove a forklift into. The company wouldn’t pay out an insurance claim on the artwork because the customer failed to fill in the statue’s declared value on the bill of lading that went with the shipment.

The family took their problem to the Haggler column in the New York Times , We don’t know how much the sculpture was worth, but the shipper paid an extra $1,869 to insure it while shipping it to his son’s home. While the Haggler was able to get back the freight charges and insurance paid, he doesn’t have the $11,000 that an expert estimated it would cost to repair the 60-year-old sculpture.


The Times’ Ron Lieber doesn’t want to blame UPS entirely for this, but it’s troubling that UPS staff knew they were dealing with a first-time freight shipper, yet didn’t check the customer’s work and make sure that he had filled everything out correctly, including everything that he needed to do in order to file an insurance claim. You’d think that paying almost $3,000, as the customer did for the shipment, would at least get you a second read-over by UPS staff at the airport.


In the meantime, the son has zip-tied the sculpture together and displayed it in his home, which makes it some kind of sophisticated commentary on the state of modern consumerism. Or something.


The Sculpture That Fell Through a System’s Cracks




by Laura Northrup via Consumerist

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Skip Stores And Middlemen: Shop Directly From Chinese Wholesalers


Instead of buying inexpensive, mass-produced junk from China at your local big-box store, why not save time, avoid human interaction, and go right to the source? You can eliminate layers of middlemen by giong right to the source and buying from a wholesaler in China. It’s easy and affordable to do so online for everything from phone cases to wedding gowns, but should you?

The Wall Street Journal is very fond of the idea, citing the example of a nice-looking parka that they were able to buy for only $68. When it comes to clothing, one problem is with sizing, since people in China are generally smaller than people in the U.S. One of our readers had a problem with this last year when buying a bathing suit on Amazon: the Marketplace seller he used was in China, and the suit’s sizing not consistent with what he was used to.


Another problem that you take on is a lack of product support and many of the consumer protections that you’d get buying similar junk at a local store. (Example: I bought a small FM modulator for my car that suddenly died after a few weeks of use. Not only do I lack consumer protections or a warranty, but the Alibaba seller I bought it from has since disappeared.) The company that the WSJ used probably isn’t goig anywhere: they’re called LightintheBox and even have stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange.


Who Needs Amazon or Wal-Mart? China Cuts Out the Middleman [Wall Street Journal]




by Laura Northrup via Consumerist

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8 lecciones de liderazgo que puedes aprender de Santa Claus #infografia #leadership

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Introducción al Growth Hacking – Consigue clientes sin gastar dinero en marketing

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