Lowe’s 2×4 Lumber Labeling Lawsuit Settlement
This case is about the labeling of certain products by Lowe’s. Apparently the company mislabeled a number of building items. One of them is of the 2X4 lumber that it sells. What is meant is 2 feet by 4 feet. However, many of the lumber that is sold is not that size. Usually it is smaller. The company says that that was the way the vendors labeled them and that they took it for granted that it was correct. This lawsuit settlement will affect the stores in California.
This is a common problem that I have found. When renovating my house, I went to get some lumber from Lowe’s. I actually had a measuring tape with me and looked at the different lumber and actually measured them. Boy was I surprised when the pieces did not measure up to what they said they were. This really messed me up as I needed the exact sized lumber. I ended up buying larger pieces which I then had cut to the size that I needed. This is not right and I am glad that something is being done about it.
In fact I have encountered the same problem in other stores. I do not understand why there is no quality check. If you are building something and you need a 2 x 4, then you would not want a piece of wood that is 1.5 x 3.5. How does that even make sense. There is no accountability any more. If you actually do need smaller pieces then that might work for you. But for the rest of us, the smaller pieces will not work.
So because of this lawsuit and the subsequent settlement in California, the stores in California will not show actual dimensions. So it will not show 2 x 4 but it will say 1.5 x 3.5. This way the customers who buy the products will know exactly what they are getting. The amount of the settlement is $1.6 million. The original lawsuits were filed by District Attorneys. In fact District Attorneys from five counties did this.
The name of the original lawsuit is People of the State of California v. Lowe’s Home Centers LLC. The case number is 1403272. There are a lot of forums discussing this case on the Internet. Apparently there are a lot of pros and cons. Some people say that everyone knows that a 2 x 4 is not really a 2 x 4. Well that is news to me. I did not know when some store sells me a 2 x 4 that it really does not measure that. I expect to get a 2 x 4 when I buy a 2 x 4. That is why I was so surprised when I actually measured it that it was smaller. I needed the exact size to build my fireplace.
Others are of course shocked like me. However I found out about this before the settlement. Imagine the hundreds and thousands of people who were duped. Yet others are saying why is only Lowe’s being target. A lot of other companies and stores that sell lumber are doing the same. And I am totally with them. Why just this one company? I am sure they all have the vendors. It is the vendors that need to be taken to task. How can they sell 2 x 4′s that are smaller than the actual size. Obviously they want to make a larger profit margin by selling you smaller pieces. This happens in a lot of places with other products too. So who should be more diligent.
I am also upset that Lowe’s has been asked to provide proper labeling. So instead of 2 x 4 they have to advertise 1.5 x 3.5. What is wrong with this picture? Why aren’t the vendors being sued for providing a different size of lumber. I want a 2 x 4 not a 1.5 x 3.5. So where do I go to get it? It is not right that I have to buy a larger piece of wood and have it cut because the size I want is not available. Not right at all.
So I hope this lawsuit will be one of many. I hope the vendors will be taken to task for not providing the right sizes. I hope the lumber companies will take this matter seriously.
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How Do I Pay My Bills With No Money Or Job – Do This
If you are worried about how do I pay my bills with no money or job, don’t be. There are solutions that can help you get through the difficult times. I think we have all had times where we were digging through the sofa looking for change to buy a meal. However, keep in mind that the rough times don’t last forever. Never the less, let’s focus on solutions for how to address the question of how can I pay my bills with no money. You might not be able to do all these suggestions each time a bill is do, but for the occasional instances where you have all kinds of bills to pay and no money, this might be a temporary fix. The first idea is have a garage sale and sell anything you are not using to bring in quick cash. When you do this, make sure you give careful thought to the idea of necessity. For example, I remember one time I sold my couch because it was not a necessity. It provided me with the cash to pay my bills while looking for a job. In it’s place, I put a couple of lawn chairs.
While some laughed at me, I didn’t care. Simply stated, I paid the rent bill and still had a roof over my head. What good would a great spot to sit do me if I had no place to put it except on the sidewalk. Thus, desperate times call for desperate measures when you find yourself asking how do I pay my bills with no job. Another approach would be to take a look at the things that did not sell and try to sell them on an online auction. One that I like and have used in the past to sell such items is the ebay.com site. There might be someone looking for exactly what you are selling. I have sold many things and I have always been pleased with how simple it is to sell my stuff online. Try it out for yourself, as this might be the easiest way to pay your bills if you don’t have any money to do so. Furthermore, I personally find the process fun.
Another approach that I have used when I found myself worrying how can I pay my bills with no job is a controversial one. Simply stated, I put my bills on my credit card. Friends and family told me not to do that, but I didn’t have a choice. Like I stated earlier, I needed to keep a roof over my head, the lights on, and food in my belly. The good news is that I did finally get work and slowly paid them all off. That was a solution that worked for me, but it may not work for you or be the wisest choice. Thus, you may not want to do this and that’s okay. Another option is to take your mower and go door to door if it is the proper season and ask if you could cut their grass for them. Make sure it is permissible to do this in the area you live first though. I have done this a few times in a pinch and have been appreciative of the two or three houses that said yes so that I could feed myself.
Another thing you might consider doing that I have done is to donate plasma if eligible to do so. This has helped me out in a pinch when I struggled with the quandary of how do I pay my bills when broke. Of all the approaches, the best and most successful one was selling stuff you already have online. If you are not familiar with this, you might visit the www.ebay.com page to learn more about how it works. In addition to selling things you don’t want, I also drove around my neighborhood looking for things that people were giving away. For example, my one neighbor put out a box of dishes and said free to a good home. I also asked my friends and family if there were things they no longer wanted or needed. When they said yes, I told them that I would be happy to take them off their hands. They were just so pleased to have someone take the stuff, that they never asked if I was going to keep it or try to sell it. A final suggestion to help pay bills when you are poor is to take valuable items that you might have and attempt to pawn them. I like this approach when I need to pay a bill, but know I have a pay check coming into my account in a few days to get my item back.
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How To Clean Silver - Gentle And Easy Ways
Silver is really beautiful. It has a soft patina that is very elegant. Silver flatware is especially beautiful. Even silver coffee carafes and tea pots are very elegant. Many women also have beautiful silver jewelry. However, silver does have a problem. The problem is that it tarnishes when you do not use it. It will have this ugly blackish coating on it. When this happens you will have to clean your silver pieces. That is the one thing that you will have to do for all your silver pieces.
One common way to clean silver is to use baking soda. Put some baking soda in a cup. Then add some water. You want to make a paste. Then use something soft – it can be a cloth that is damp or a soft damp sponge to polish your sliver pieces with the baking soda. Rub the baking soda gently onto your pieces. You can then rinse it off with water. Make sure that you use warm water. You can then wipe it off with another damp cloth. You have to be gentle when you are doing this as baking soda can sometimes remove the silver layer itself.
Another gentler way to use baking soda for cleaning your silver pieces is to use water and aluminum foil. Put some foil shiny side up in a pot and place your silver pieces on top of the foil. Then fill the pan with water. Then add a mixture of salt and baking soda into the water. Cover the pan and leave it for about four or five hours. If you do not want to wait that long, you can put the pan on the stove and bring it to a gentle boil. This should be only for 2 or 3 minutes. However if you are going to use this method, be careful of antique silver knives. Also be careful if you have antique candlesticks. This is because this method can remove the glue that hold the pieces.
Another gentler way to do this is to actually put the aluminum foil shiny side up in a bowl. Then fill this bowl with hot water. You can then add salt and baking soda. You can then put the silver pieces in the gown. If your item is really tarnished, you can leave it for up to 5 minutes. Take it out of the water and then wipe it with a soft cloth. Again be careful of cleaning silver in this way. You do not want to strip layers of silver.
Of course you can always use silver polish. If you decide to go this route, then you will need some thick cloths and silver polish of course. Just read the instructions on the silver polish. You can use a damp cloth and add some silver polish to the damp cloth. You will then rub the items gently. The best way to do this is to use circular motions. You will have to use cleaner areas of the cloth so that you do not rub tarnish that has come off back into the pieces. It may take a few minutes for each item. When your piece is clean, rinse it with warm water. Then use a clean soft cloth to dry and polish the silver.
Another household item that you can use to clean your silver is toothpaste. Make sure that you use only a small amount. You can put it on your finger and then you can rub it on your silver pieces. You can also use a clean cloth. Put toothpaste on it and then use it to clean. You can then rinse it off with warm water. You can then dry it with a clean soft cloth.
If you have cream of tartar, you can also use it to clean. Add some water and make it into a paste. Use the same methods mentioned above to clean it with this. You can also use laundry detergent. Use warm water and add some detergent to it. Then soak your pieces in it for about 30 minutes. You can then rinse it off with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. Ketchup can also be used. You can rub the ketchup into the pieces. It is the acidity that will remove the tarnish.
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