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Econet scratch cards do not cause skin cancer!

Social networks can be great things. If you've ever heard of a 'viral video' you know how easily something funny...
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Skip the Phone Support Queue by Calling Sales and Acting Confused

I hate telephone queues. I hate hold music. I hate those educated-sounding deep-voiced gentlemen or sweet-sounding dignified ladies who try to sell me a company's products when I'm already ON THE LINE WITH THE COMPANY!
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FBC Bank might just give you the runaround

I am banking with FBC Samora Machel Branch since January..I have heard people complaining of their service and i did not believe it could be true...on May 30, 2011 I went to the bank applying for E-banking and SMS Banking, I was told ot fill in a form which i did and submitted it to the customer service counter...i was told that for e-banking it would take 48hours and for sms banking it would take 24hrs...today is the 13th of July and still no confirmation has been received.
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Zimazon.co.zw – from online order to doorstep delivery (updated)

Update  - I can no longer recommend Zimazon. Management has changed over time, and I have had recent issues with...
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Bridge Spar might be worth a look

It takes a while for me to visit a new place - be it a supermarket, restaurant or what appears...
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Innscor don’t want my money anymore

I have very strong opinions on issues like change, customer service and corporate feedback. For months I railed against retailers who steadfastly refused to remedy the change situation. I whined incessantly about Innscor in general, and Nando's in particular, regarding their practice of pricing their products for change, without providing the change itself!
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Harare City Council did something right!

Anyone who has ever driven down Harare drive, particularly the stretch between Enterprise and Borrowdale Roads, knows it's a hazard. The road is too narrow. The road dips and humps too much. The road has gaping holes in it. The road snakes around too much. The road sucks.
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ZIMRA Border Agents May Not Like Their Jobs

We all know how it feels to stand in queue at the border, whilst the world's slowest customs agent does his thing, not giving a toss about you or anyone else. Some had the same trouble yesterday, and made sure to fill out a feedback form.
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Pricing Psychology: 7 Sneaky Retail Tricks

The psychology of pricing explains why we do many of the silly things we do with our money. Retailers work hard to manipulate us, tweaking price tags and offering “special” promotions to get us to spend more than we normally would.
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Daily News has the best typo ever!

Instead of poking fun at today's Daily News, I would like to celebrate their photo feature on page 21. It's...
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Zenhabits: Breaking Free From Consumerist Chains

We are not living lives meant to earn money in order to support a shopping habit, or a large home and two cars, or lives of luxury eating and entertainment. We are not living to support the corporations. And yet, if you were to take an objective, outsider look at our society, it would seem that we are.
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Racism at St Elmos in Avondale?

Wadzanayi ran into what can only be called racism ... at the hands of a fellow black man.
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Backup Your iBerry Contacts Online

My laptop is currently undergoing surgery for a new motherboard, so I have had to use my home machine for...
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Retailers refuse to give us change

Thanks to the ever-vigilant Limbikani, we have been alerted to a story in yesterday's The Herald, a paper we rarely...
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US agrees to supply coins to Zimbabwe

According to the Zimbabwe Independent, the Federal Reserve will now supply coins and replace soiled notes held by Zimbabwean banks. For those of us who have been crying about the issue of change for months now, this will come as a welcome relief. As a caveat, the story contains no quotes or official statement from the Americans themselves, just Finance Minister Tendai Biti talking up the agreement, as if he needed to.
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