Why do they those thermal receipts fade so fast? And what do they have do with my kids and food? Thermal receipts are super thin, slightly shiny, very slippery and seem to everywhere these days. I even received one on the bus the other day.
I often take my 3 year old daughter shopping as it can make the mundane more fun for both of us. I let her participate in the experience as much as possible as she is fascinated by all the activity in a store. She loves the check out process, she likes to take the receipts from the store assistants. After Niggling the important receipts using the Niggle It iPhone app my daughter likes to continue to hold on to them or I throw them in the bag with the goods. Once I get home I used to place the important receipts in a special plastic folder and move on to more important things at home.
I have now changed a few things about this routine.
- I Niggle all the important receipts on Niggle It and I don’t store the originals anywhere near plastic as they fade away. Some faster than others.
- And most importantly, until I know more about it, I now treat them all as potentially toxic and won’t let my daughter touch those thermal receipts any more. And I certainly don’t let them come into contact with food products.
1. The easy one first. They fade when fast when they are stored in or near plastics due to a tiny chemical reaction. Depending on conditions and the types of plastics they are near the faster they fade. Niggle It will keep an image of the receipt so you can reap the benefits from them in the future, whether that is for warranties or tax deductions.
2. The potentially bigger and emerging issue. A few days ago it was reported in the Washington Post that “Disputed chemical bisphenol-A found in paper receipts“. They refer to thermal receipt paper and it states that ”40 percent of the receipts it collected from supermarkets, automated teller machines, gas (petrol) stations and chain stores. In some cases, the total amount of BPA on the receipt was 1,000 times the amount found in the epoxy lining of a can of food, another controversial use of the chemical“.
I would like to think that there is no cause for alarm but I would like the authorities to let us know as if there is any reason to be concerned. I cannot help think that if BPA is still present in the US receipt paper, after all they have done to rid industry of BPA over the last 10 years, what hope do we have?.
Will a copy of the receipt be enough to make a warranty claim? I contacted the Department of Fair Trading (NSW) and they told me that a ‘copy’ of the receipt is more than adequate. They went on to say that the receipt copy provides adequate ‘proof of purchase’ to make warranty claims and you should also ask if they have any ‘special’ conditions. Of course the copy needs to be readable and complete. You can also reasonably expect that the reference number on that receipt can be used to locate the purchase on their records if there are any doubts.
There’s a quick and easy way to learn about your Rights and Responsibilities at the Department of Fair Trading website. This website is an excellent resource and we recommend that your take a look as its quite empowering to know. I read there that you should always keep a copy of the receipts, dockets, invoices or contracts in a safe place as you may need them if you want to return, repair or exchange your the goods.
Niggle will provide you a safe place to keep receipts, dockets, invoices or contracts at your finger tips, and even better, Niggle It is designed to ensure the receipt finds you. Its super easy and please let us know about your experiences. Read more on the Niggle It website.
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Now you can Niggle It before you leave the store! Also the app also reminds you to ask the question ??? ???..and how long is the warranty?????? No more missing receipts and no more confusion about when the warranty expires. The Niggle It app is super convenient and right there when you need it. ?? ??
Download the Niggle It app right here and let us know what you Niggle with it.
That’s is a lot of our money in their pockets.???? I read that gift vouchers are still growing in popularity as Christmas gifts and now it seems even employers use them to substitute for diminishing employee bonuses.???? That???s rough, but the real sting is that its estimated that 15 ??? 30% of these voucher are never redeemed.?? That???s up to Up to $300M worth misplaced and forgotten every year.?? Even half of that number is still huge.????
The ??easy way to ensure I use my new card is to Niggle It.
Niggling this voucher along with card number means that I will be reminded prior to cards expiry so I won’t forget about it.?? And if I misplace it, I can still use because Niggle It captured that unique card number.???? If give a card to a family member I will be sure to Niggle that card too.
This will be one less in their coffers.?? Just make sure you read the fine print at determine the useful life of your gift cards and record the card number.
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A Niggle It Reminder has let me know that my ASUS M51V laptop 2 Year Warranty is about to expire.?? This laptop is on its way out, but with some warranty repairs it should be restored back to great working condition.?? It still performs very well, plenty of storage but it???s not going to last much longer.
The hinges for the screen are very loose now, plastic hinge covers are coming off, some of the keyboard keys don???t respond very well, the mouse-pad clicker often doesn???t register, worse of all, the power supply plug cuts in and out and drives me crazy. This means that the laptop can just die without warning and some work is lost.
This reminder tells me to repair it now or never.?? After a back-up I will drop it off at the Martin Place store where I purchased it.?? They can sort it out with the ASUS repair centre.???? These repairs should extend its working life another year at least, maybe two.?? It really squeezes the most value from the original purchase and should extend the working life out of my laptop – excellent.?? I can even update the existing Niggle with another 3 months warranty associated to the repairs undertaken.????
I will let you know how it goes.
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Niggle It captures your receipts and makes them available when you really need them – ensuring you get the service you’ve paid for.
Niggle It is a great solution to capture receipts for recall when you really need them. Locating the right documents at the right time can help you get great service and even extend the life of your purchase. Niggle It appreciates that a warranty is of great value when you have the paperwork in hand. So, next time you buy something, make sure you ask the assistant, ???how long is the warranty??? and note it down in Niggle It.
In this example I send an email to email@example.com and create a new Niggle for a new Sony Television with a 2 year warranty. We also go to niggleit.com and see the resulting Niggle. Easy!?? Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions.
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Adding a Niggle It is easy at niggleit.com.?? In this video demonstration we add a recently purchased TV to a Niggle It account so we can easily recall the details for the after sales service we expect.???? ??
Niggle It is a great solution to capture receipts for recall when you really need them. Locating the right documents at the right time can help you get great service and even extend the life of your purchase.
Niggle It appreciates that a warranty is of great value when you have the paperwork in hand.
So, next time you buy something, make sure you ask the assistant, ???how long is the warranty??? and note it down in Niggle It.
In this example I create a Niggle for a new Sony Bravia LCD Television with a 2 year warranty and I demonstrate adding an attachment which is the purchase receipt.?? Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions or sign up and list your Niggles away.
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Here’s a great story from one of our founders, Craig – showing how handy the “email your Niggle” feature is.
I went to the Apple store today to buy an iPad case. Went in grabbed the case, paid with my usual credit card, which Apple knows is mine and has my email address associated with it. I get back to my desk to find the receipt for the case in my Inbox.
I opened the email, hit forward, type “firstname.lastname@example.org“, BAM, that sucker is Niggled!
Worked like a charm.
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