Ok, I should never have ordered anything from Walmart. But, I wanted that little Black & Decker one-cup coffee maker. It had a 16 oz. mug that had a lid and could be taken with me when I went somewhere - if I ever went somewhere. Besides, 16 oz. is just about as much coffee as I want in the mornings, so I would be saving money and not wasting any. It was the only one-cup coffee maker I could find that took regular coffee, too. So, I was anxious to buy it.
The first disappointment was I couldn't use a Walmart Gift Certificate from Christmas. No explanation. Just a criptic note that they would not accept gift certificates. That wasn't a deal breaker. So I went ahead and ordered it to be sent to the local store, thus saving shipping charges.
It surprised me by coming in 'way earlier than I thought it would. So, I was a happy camper.
Then, after a week, just when I had almost figured out how much or little coffee to use to make my perfect cup, I tried to turn it on one morning, and nothing happened. The thing was dead as a doornail. How disappointing. But, it was a cheap little thing, so I decided I didn't need it after all. I went back to using my regular, 10-cup coffee maker and making about two cups a day. It was a bit wasteful, but never mind.
So, I decided that I should go to the Walmart website and rate the product. All the reviews I had read were glowing reports, and I soon found out why. Walmart apparently doesn't want negative reviews, and has figured out a way to avoid them. After I submitted the review they required me to fill out a form and to pick out a "Permanent Nickname" before they would accept it. Strangely enough, every single nickname I came up with was already being used by someone else. After I submitted about a dozen, I realized that my permanent nickname should actually be "Sucker". So, I just clicked out of it and decided to complain about it here. So there, Walmart. You can't silence me! And, you can't keep me from contacting Black & Decker and reporting my experience to them, either. Ha!