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Go for Gold!

October 17th, 2009 No comments

Yup, I admit. I am all for gold and precious stones jewelry. I admit when I hear any wedding is close by, I go the locker and get all my stuff out.

On going to Saddar, I do window shopping on gold items and plan how to spend my next salary.
Lets start off with Shuja Jewelers. Located on the main road in Saddar,their setting of stones, their description, their color combination is excellent. Even the shop is made by a very tasteful person. It appears that one is entering in a Haveli.However, their prices are exhorbitant.A average person can not buy jewelry from this shop

Very close to it, infact its next door neighbor is Mushtaq Jewelers. Initially functioned only by its owner only, their sons have also joined in and made the business grow.Their sets are unique and the workmanship is excellent. Never has a stone escaped the jaws of the jewelry setting . plus they have some margin for discount and can come down to some extent.

Last and not the least is a relatively new shop, opened some 4 years back near the area of Sindhi Muslim . The entire shop of ARY Jeweler is underground with separate counters for each item, such as rings,bali, sets, etc. The counter staff is extremely polite and helpful, but very slow. Negociations are possible and generally done.
And the best part is, it is in the city center,where parking is easy, unlike saddar when the trip can easily take 3-4 hours

Now, if only my significant other would read this blog and take a hint!

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When The Fastest Isnt Fast Enough

October 3rd, 2009 1 comment

We had recently shifted homes and were going back and forth between the new home and the old one.So to keep in touch with the cyberworld, we gotĀ  Worldcall TelecomĀ USB internet connection, which is fiber optic independant, in other words, portable. The delivery and setup was done in 2 hours after the first call and after that started the maslays.
First few hours, it worked on a minimal level, very low speed and high disturbance.We called the helpline and were told to unplug the device, replug it or try restarting the application and the system.
We tried all options, no help. Then we called again with not-so-soft voice and informed the service agents, that we had problem connecting. no help…and worse no solution.
After repeated calls over several days and using not so subtle language, I informed them that we demand a full refund for the horrible services they have provided us. On this, we finally good hold of a fairly decent techi guy, who told us that if the issue persists, we should use a usb cable.
This help came after several days of hair pulling and cursing the WorldCall people. We followed Atif’s advice and finally, things got moving along. But too bad for Worldcall, we had already transferred our connection of Maxcomfrom the old home to the new one and were properly connected to the cyberworld without any hitch.