Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (
Sun, 30 Jul 2000 19:14:30 -0500

I'm glad you're happy with your Tilia. Your experience at Sam's Club is
completely foreign to the way we have been treated at the two of them we shop at
occasionally. The check out your basket deal at the door is definitely caused by
the folks who do steal from merchants even if it makes us honest folk feel out
of sorts.

I agree about the infomercial but then found some souls on the web who had them
and were very satisfied. If you have newsgroup capability you may want to read Always a lot of good stuff on putting food by on there. You
will have to ignore the idiot who thinks he's the moderator though. Actually he
just keeps the FAQ up as the group is unmoderated. Most of us just ignore him
and do our thang.


donna warren wrote:
> Inspired by George's post on vacuum packing/sealing/marinating et al, I
> called Sam's Club.  I asked whether they had any vacuum food sealers.  Was
> told "no, we don't have nothing like that".  So I sent to the internet and
> got information, but the order forms were for canadian money and/or the
> company would not accept my Discover card.  On the fourth try, when I tried
> to back out of ordering my computer locked up.
> Replaying my conversation with the Sam's Club gatekeeper, I decided her tone
> had been more of a "don't bother me, I just answer the phone" than was
> helpful, I called back, got the same voice and this time asked for the
> kitchen appliance department.  She asked what that was, and I answered
> "toasters and the like".  She said they don't sell toasters.  I then gave
> the brand name of the sealer and she finally got someone else to tell me
> that they do have them.
> Went to Sam's Club, fifty miles from here, first time.  Went through a lot
> of hassle to get a card.  Got the Tilia.  It was on the same aisle as the
> toasters.  Bought some other stuff I can't get in Scotts Hill TN and
> immediately found a use for the sealer.  Huge tub of feta.  Same of shredded
> parmesan.  Then went through the  "we really think you are trying to steal
> from us" routine to get out of the store.
> Am home now, tired and testy.  And with only enough zip left to watch the
> video.  Think I am going to like the machine, though.
> So thank you George, and everybody.  Your recommendation is what sold me.  I
> had seen part of an "infomercial" about such a machine, and have always been
> convinced that anything merchandised that way must be a piece of junk.  So I
> was wrong.
> Donna