Quote: “To state (a price) for securities, goods, or services.”
Estimate: “To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).”
Where is this conversation going?? Remember when we shipped the longarm table to a woman in Texas—we did this in September before we left Montana. We obtained a quote from FedEx Freight, I asked if the quote was the amount I would pay to ship the table and was told, “yes, that is what it will cost.” I had a “quote number” which I provided the FedEx Freight terminal in Billings. They accepted my check in that amount.
Two months later we receive an invoice from FedEx Freight for over $400 in additional charges. I spoke with various folks, wrote emails and got the charges reduced to under $200. I still felt I owed none of these charges, a quote is a quote—not an estimate. I even wrote the CEO of Federal Express a letter with no results. Now I am receiving letters stating our account has been turned over to collections.
We struggled with what to do—we have a perfect credit score—would this little scenario ruin that??? So, I paid the stupid $141 yesterday but I am still very angry and will continue to fight this. In the meantime I will try very hard to avoid using Federal Express.
OK, onto a nicer day! An easy, leisurely morning—we drove out to the little park in Ingleside to take a walk and let Emmi play with the basketball. Back home we left Emmi home alone and went to Corpus for lunch and a Sam’s Club run.
Tonight we enjoyed a happy hour with Rollie and Gina. Gina is deserting us again—she is heading home to Denham Springs—grandbaby is there and more grandbabies are coming soon.
Geez, was it ever windy here today again! This morning on our way back from Ingleside we stopped at Lowe’s and Wal Mart to look for tomato plants, etc. The lady in Lowe’s cautioned us to wait until the wind slowed a little before planting new plants outside. I sent my sister Ann a text and asked her when she usually planted tomatoes in Arkansas—her reply: “two weeks after the last frost.” OK, now just how do I predict that little scenario??? And since we have only had a total of two frosts since arriving here, is it OK to plant outside—I think so!