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Old 04-18-2020, 04:26 PM
 
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We drove from the Poconos to Allentown to our closest Omaha Steaks Store. Are we allowed to drive intra state? Husband called the store few days ago to find out their hours.

We got there today 15 minutes after the store was "opened". Locked door with employees inside. Sign said telephone order ONLY for pick up. Had a table outside. We knocked on window showing us calling on our cell phones. Nothing. We got message on the phone, "I (WHO IS I?) cannot get to phone, leave your name and number and "I" will get back to you. We did this for over an hour standing outside store. Nothing. Left and drove back to Poconos.

I called their 800 number when I got home. Told them what happened. "This is not representative of us, especially not answering the phone with OMAHA STEAKS." I placed my order online and they gave me Free Shipping because of my unpleasant experience.

Stay locked up in your OWN HOME! Well, after this I certainly don't want to go to Allentown ever again. Works both ways. Take down that sign on the highway "Welcome to the Pocono Mountains"

What a horrible Society we are creating with all this Fear and Panic.
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Old 04-19-2020, 02:04 PM
 
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We drove from the Poconos to Allentown to our closest Omaha Steaks Store. Are we allowed to drive intra state? Husband called the store few days ago to find out their hours.

We got there today 15 minutes after the store was "opened". Locked door with employees inside. Sign said telephone order ONLY for pick up. Had a table outside. We knocked on window showing us calling on our cell phones. Nothing. We got message on the phone, "I (WHO IS I?) cannot get to phone, leave your name and number and "I" will get back to you. We did this for over an hour standing outside store. Nothing. Left and drove back to Poconos.

I called their 800 number when I got home. Told them what happened. "This is not representative of us, especially not answering the phone with OMAHA STEAKS." I placed my order online and they gave me Free Shipping because of my unpleasant experience.

Stay locked up in your OWN HOME! Well, after this I certainly don't want to go to Allentown ever again. Works both ways. Take down that sign on the highway "Welcome to the Pocono Mountains"

What a horrible Society we are creating with all this Fear and Panic.
That was a bad experience and I bet you were frustrated, but I don't think you should condemn a city because of that. I didn't even know there was an Omaha Steaks in Allentown. In fact, I thought they were a mail/online store only. Just looked it up and see it's up by the airport. You really can't dis Allentown - that's miles away from the city proper. You went to a strip mall near the airport..... I'm glad you got free shipping and hope the drive was a nice one.
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Old 04-19-2020, 03:08 PM
 
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That was a bad experience and I bet you were frustrated, but I don't think you should condemn a city because of that. I didn't even know there was an Omaha Steaks in Allentown. In fact, I thought they were a mail/online store only. Just looked it up and see it's up by the airport. You really can't dis Allentown - that's miles away from the city proper. You went to a strip mall near the airport..... I'm glad you got free shipping and hope the drive was a nice one.
I actually LIKE Allentown, but I won't let this one experience stop me from ever visiting Allentown at least in the future when this lockdown BS goes away, that one business notwithstanding. We have family on LI. From now on will go there to Omaha Steaks instead.

I wonder if it was because we have an out of state area code that they weren't answering our phone? Area codes mean nothing. We haven't changed our phone number in 13 years living in two other states.
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Nazareth, PA
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Please consider using local butchers or grocery shops if possible. You'll likely find the prices and quality better. Meat that has to be packed and shipped is by necessity usually loaded with preservatives. The local folks could really use a boost right now, and the big chains will be fine (especially since they looted the "small business" grant/loan program as Ruth Chris and others just did).
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