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Showing posts from November, 2010

How to recover your security deposit?

My sister called the other day asking me to accompany her to her previous landlord's home to collect her security deposit. It has been over 15 days and she has not received the cheque her landlord says was mailed weeks ago. My sister was already highlighting excerpts from tenant-landlord document she downloaded online which states she can set collection agencies once 15 days of non-payment have elapsed or report her to the City for breaking the agreement. I said I would go with her to help out. My sister had already left a voicemail telling her landlord she was coming that night. Apparently, her landlord was hard to get a hold of and last time she did talk to her landlord, she was told that the cheque was in the mail. We didn't wait long at the door and when she did answer, we had our chat. Her landlord said the the mail was probably on the way and she wanted to make sure cheque wasn't cashed. I stopped her immediately saying that if we have not received it in 2-3 days, it

Winter tires or All Season tires for this winter?

I was currently 8th in line to get my tires installed at Walmart when customer service said "we are only processing three more cars for the day". Everyone was furious for having to wait 30-45 minutes in line just to be turned away. I can't believe everyone procrastinates and waits for the first snowfall warning before getting winter or all season tires installed. I drove off to the closest garage in the area that would service tires - Canadian Tire. I stood in line and was 9th in the queue. I noticed one of the other customers from Walmart ahead of me and possibly others. When it was that customer's turn, the customer rep shook his head and said they have too much work. It was very promising for me either and sure enough, the next openning was 4 days from now at 4pm. I put my name down and left. I drove over to King George and knew there were a few garages in the area. I went to Country Tire and was luck they were still taking walk-ins. They charged $20/tire compared