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Oct 25, 2001
Things Remembered! A great place to shop.
Pros: Nice gifts, last minute gifts, easy to use.
Cons: Some things are a little high priced.
The Bottom Line: This is the place to come for those different gifts. The people you have a hard time buying for. Something for everyone at Things Remembered.Full Review
I first came across Things Remembered® back in the early 90s. My sister had bought me a door ornament for my new home. I had to take it in to get it engraved and discovered that this store was a whole new concept in gifts and I fell in love immediately.
When I found Things Remembered® online I was ecstatic. The site itself is very appealing when you first sign on. It has a light green background with white highlights. The load time is very quick. I have not had any problems at all.
There is a search box where you can type in most any keyword and if that item is available the site will take you to it right away. You can find most anything from Ink Pens, to clocks, to mugs, to plates, to blankets, to baby items, to wedding gifts, to key chains, to money clips, to crystal and glass items, to silver and silver plated, to music boxes, to photo albums, to flask, to trinket boxes, sports items, home items, office items, and the list is endless.
There is always a sale of some kind going on. There are gifts that can cost as little as $10.00 up to a $100.00. Depending on what you want to spend. Sometimes you can get a clearance item for less than $10.00.
Here is a list of the available categories online: Ladies Gifts, Wedding Ensembles, Mens Gifts, Recognition, Babies and children, Barware, wine and cocktail, Sports and Leisure, Office and Travel, Personal, Home Décor, and Seasonal. There are links for gifts for all occasions, sentiment in which you will find these links on the home page as well on the category page over on the left side.
Under each title in the category section are links that will take you to different ideas for gifts under those categories. You can shop by brand names as well like the following:
Bulova® , Cross® , Colibri®, Linden®, Movado®, Reflections®, Swarovski® Crystals, Seiko®, Sensa®, Waterford®, Waterman®, Zippo® , Danbury® to name a few. (Bullets are the referred choice.)
You can buy with your credit card and feel safe doing so.
Directly from the website
Rest assured that we utilize the latest encryption technology to ensure the safety of your personal information at Things Remembered. Your ordering data (name, address, credit card, etc.) is all encrypted during the ordering process & transmission -- using our secure server to provide the highest level of security possible. In addition, once received, your credit card data is stored on a server that cannot be accessed from the Internet.
We also protect your information in the following ways:
Password protected: Your password creates another level of security for your personal information. Your password is your secret code into your account. Make your password a combination of at least 6 (no more than 10) characters/numbers that are not easily guessed (don't make your password your last name, for example).
Site protected: Also, our entire site is protected behind an advanced firewall (think of it as a cyber fortress), which prevents unauthorized persons from accessing your information.
Things Remembered® Guarantee
You'll Be Happy With It ~ 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you aren't completely satisfied with your purchase, we'll refund your money or exchange your gifteven if it's been personalized.
You Order It, You Get It ~ We Guarantee It. Our real-time inventory system guarantees that the products you order from our site are in stock at our distribution center. We are so confident the gifts you order are available, we'll give you a 50% discount on a comparable replacement item of equal or lesser value if anything you order from our site is not available.
You Can Return It ~ Hassle-Free. You can return merchandise, even if it has been personalized. Our hassle-free process lets you choose the method that works best for you.
In Store: Bring your return in to any of our 800 nationwide stores. Use our store locator to determine the nearest location.
By Phone: Call us at 1-800-274-7367 to arrange for a free pickup.
This is a very nice guarantee dont you think. I know I have had on problems as of yet. I love this site!
Questions or Comments: Please contact our friendly customer service staff by phone at 1-800-274-7367.
Online only: Limited time offer. Applies solely to orders that have been credit card authorized and accepted on thingsremembered.com. replacement item cannot exceed price of original item.
Shipping and Handling
Yes there is that. But its not really that bad. For example: order something up to $25.00, standard shipping would be $4.00, second day air $10.00 or next day air $16.00. If you spend $25.01 to $75.00 standard shipping would be $6.25, second day air $12.25 or next day air $16.00. Order something that cost $75.01 to $150.00 standard shipping $9.50, second day air $15.50, next day air $21.50. Then there is the $150.01 to $250.00 standard shipping $12.00, second day air $18.00, next day air $24.00, and lastly $250.00 and up standard shipping $15.00, second day air $21.00 or next day air $27.00.
Standard Delivery: You will receive your order within 5 business days from the day it is shipped.
Second Day Air: You will receive your order within 2 business days from the day it is shipped. Please add $6.00 to the standard delivery charge.
Next Day Air: You will receive your order within 1 business day from the day it is shipped. Please add $12.00 to the standard delivery charge.
There is more information in the questions and answer part about the order process. Please read all information before ordering. That way you are not surprised by anything.
I would order in time for the holidays or that special occasion though to get the cheaper standard shipping. I use this shipping most! I really hate it when I screw up and have to pay more. Also, I go into my local Things Remembered® store and see if the same items are available there before I pay a higher shipping and handling. The gas is cheaper to go to the mall.
You can call the customer service number if you cannot find an item you are looking for online. They will help you to find it. There is also a store locator available to find the nearest store near you. They do except purchase orders as well, and they except all major credit cards. (Or you can use your checking account like me, which is my check card visa.) Outside of the US orders are also available via telephone only. There is also a discount offered on large amounts of money spent.
There is a lot of information available on the site. The links are at the bottom of the homepage. Read all information. You can also sign up to Things Remembered.
How I feel
I love this site. Things Remembered® has all my needs for various gifts. And sometimes when I cant think of anything to buy, I will go to Things Remembered® and look around. I usually can find a gift of some kind. An thus far I have had no problems with Things Remembered®
Once I got a music box that had a small scratch on it retailed for $90.00 and I got it for my grandmothers 90th birthday for $30.00. We had a small heart shaped metal plate put on the bottom for free, and I signed our names in my own handwriting. When she passed away I got the music box. I listen to it often. I must also say, that the box is black and the scratch was on the black part, we took a permanent black marker and marked over the scratch. To this day you can see the scratch. So sometimes, there is a bargain out there!
The next time you are racking your brain for a gift and cant think of anything, try looking around at Things Remembered®. They may just have what you want.
Web address: www.thingsremembered.com
Enjoy shopping. I hope that this has helped in some kind of way.