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birdsafe

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I have found that there are a few online stores out there that still seem to be operating and may take orders, but yet are actually out of business -- two for sure (one we all know about) and another where someone recently said they ordered and heard nothing for a month.

I don't want to mention what the stores are here -- just make sure a store is open by either calling or getting a *prompt* email from them. Many sites will have copyright dates at the bottom of the screen -- they should be the current year -- okay, it's soon 2010 and sometimes it takes web designers a while to remember to change it. But if the date says 2006, I would be suspect. Another thing to check are sale pages -- some of them give a month of the sale -- if it says "April specials" you know something is up!

If a store accepts PayPal, you can always check with them to see if they are still legitimate as well.
 

TwilightsImprint

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I completely agree. The store in which the baby kangaroo operates is worthless to mention. Checking up on stores is an absolute must unless they have a good reputation.
 

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Very good advice. Thanks.:)
 

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Thank you Joe, very good advice. I also like to shop with the credit card if I havent shopped at a store before. Much easier to get your money back than with paypal if the deal goes south.
 

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I too have been on sites that have like a year or more out of date and makes you wonder if they are really current. Most shopping carts have occassionally updates or update versions so when at least 2 years not showing current year makes you wonder. Some people may not be doing a business but their shopping cart may still be in operation so hopefully those ones who might be like that would have the heart to refund/credit you back if merchandise is no longer available.

Joe - I see you sell Mona Vie, I too as well and love the stuff. YUM! Been on it for almost 2 years now come February. The business side of it, forget it, it's just not happening in my neck of the woods, especially in these harder times!! LOL!!
 

birdsafe

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Hi Jan -- yes, the Mona Vie is awesome! I went off my prescription meds for arthritis with it! On the business end, it is at least paying for my juice!

I love your graphic with the Pionus -- I have a White Cap -- Max -- he is an awesome bird -- I have a video of his pictures on www.bird-tube.com
 
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