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6/10

I chose this store because it was recommended to me from a colleague at work and also because it is only a five minute drive from my home. I wanted an aquarium for my living room and I knew nothing about them because I never owned one before. I have to admit that the salesman seemed a bit pushy and i felt like he tried to add things on like water pumps and filters but it turns out that those are necessary components to a properly running aquarium. But still I feel as though they could have been a bit more subtle about selling. My aquarium does run fine and so far there are no dead fish so that is a good thing but I would have liked the service to be better.

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6/10

I don't have time to maintain the garden in front of the house as well has the backyard. I used to pay one of the neighborhood kids to mow the lawn and gather the leaves but since they moved away, I rely on gardening services. This company is one of the many companies that leave their business cards on my door. I called them up and arranged a schedule. They arrived on time and began work. They were done very quickly; about an hour. I guess I was expecting a makeover which I suppose was not really fair, but they did an adequate job. There was nothing I could not do myself but like I said before, I didn't have the time or the energy to do the work.

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8/10

I wanted to purchase a new coffee table because our old one not serving the rest of the room properly. It had cup rings all over it and it was not leveled correctly which made things roll off. It was bought second-hand years ago and I wanted to upgrade all our furniture that we bought from yard sales. Anyway, California Furniture Galleries was a company recommended to me by a friend. I didn't know what to expect but I checked out their website and they has beautiful furniture. I called them up and asked for some specifications on the table I wanted. They asked me to drive down to their showroom but I was too busy to do that. I had a long talk with the salesman and we were able to work out the sale over the phone. This coffee table was the most expensive thing I ever bought without looking at it in person before. But I loved the way it looked on the website and the price was great so I took a chance. I had several business trips I had to make but my husband was able to receieve it and set it up. I called him and asked him to email me a photo. And he did. It looked exactly like it did on the website, but at this point I had only seen it in picture form. When I finally got home I saw it for the first time in person and it was just a remarkable piece of quality furniture. I spent a good 30 minutes inspecting it and could not be more pleased with it. This is the centerpiece of our home.

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10/10

I had some free time and wanted to try reupholsering an old chair that I bought at a garage sale. I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics which is a store that I had been to once many years ago. With the help of a saleslady, I found a nice imported embroidered fabric. The price was really high but one sale it was only $23 a yard. I bought several yards as well as welting and cotton batting. I completed the project and it looks great.

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10/10

I wanted to buy a new mattress. Ours was bought second hand many years ago when we could not afford one and I finally convinced my husband to upgrade. The first place I went to was Leeds which is located right in the heart of Pasadena. I remembered the place driving home from work everyday when I used to live in Eagle Rock. Anyway, I went with my husband and was surprised to see so many different kinds of beds. Not just mattresses but those electronic beds that recline that you see advertised on TV but foam mattresses, fyutons and matresses for kids. We picked out an affordable Ortho mattress. My husband was adamant he did not want to spend over a $1000. The salesperson was not pushy and helped us pick out the one that suited our needs and price range. We scheduled delivery for the next week and they arrived on schedule.

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6/10

I didn't know where these tiny holes in the doorway were coming from. They were not round like a nail but had an "eaten" look like a caterpillar eating a hole on a leaf. I didn't want to consider the possibility of an infestation but called in for a look-see. What the termite guy found was soft, moist wood that crumbled all around the house. Definitely termites. Supposedly this is the perfect condition for an infestation. So we decided to fumigate. We thought it would be easy but there's a lot of work that you yourself have to do. First you have to move all your food because the toxic gas will contaminate it - or throw it all away. You have to hide your valuables because you are not allowed to stay inside and watch your stuff while the strangers are working inside. And finally you have to find somewhere else to stay overnight. My husband and I went to a hotel - an additional $140 cost. Those termites cost us a lot of money and not only for the service and additional expenses but the damage to our home. The termite people knew what they were doing and did the job quickly. They had the whole house covered up within an hour and a half and the job was done in one day. But I still am not sure if all the termites were eliminated.

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10/10

I was in the market for a wall mirror for the entrance into our house. I did some shopping online and found mirrors that ranged from $1500 to $3200. Just by chance, as I was going to the mall I ran into an old high school friend whom I had not seem for years. We spent a few minutes catching up. And then I told her that I was shopping for a wall mirror. She told me to try a store called DirectBuy where she recently purchased some kitchen cabinets at wholesale prices. I went into the mall and shopped around and found many mirrors but not the size I was looking for. I came home and looked up DirectBuy and called to see if they had anything. They said they did so I went. And I was so glad to see a vast selection of mirrors. And the most surprising was that these quality mirrors were at such a great price. I asked them how they could offer the prices and they explained to me that they ordered direct from the manufacturer and thereby cutting out the middleman. I purchased the mirror and I wanted - while I was happy with the quality, my husband was happy with the price. What I love about this mirror was not only the price but the fact that when I think of the mirror, i think of my friend who recommended DirectBuy.

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First Review

6/10

I shopped around for some bedding at the various major retailers at the mall. I checked the prices in the newspapers and in the Internet. I could find anything decent within our price range and then a friend of mine recommended trying Anna's. I went to the store and found a vast selection of linens and bedding. After spending about an hour shopping around I selected a Sealy Best Fit Set which had a higher thread count than several sets at the mall retailers that were selling at the same price. I also selected an Asian-style comforter to match our decor. It is the one seen in my profile. I thought I would have to go to an Asian specialty shop or buy it from the internet but didn't have to. Later I checked on my purchases on the Internet and there were several other retailers selling the same set for similar prices. The store itself seemed understaffed but I got the set I wanted.

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