The air conditioner filters I bought off the internet were contaminated with chemicals

The ones I constantly buy from local stores with activated charcoal on them have been unavailable for weeks.

I wish I could trust everything I get off the internet, but I’ve had a lot of bad experiences. When the pandemic started, I was neurotically buying disposable gloves for a while until our doctor told me to simply wear an N-95 mask instead while having hand sanitizer nearby for quick hand cleaning. But for more than one months I frantically scoured stores in lady plus online until I broke down plus bought a 1000-count pack of vinyl gloves off Amazon. When the gloves arrived, over half of the boxes were contaminated with a black substance that I can only believe was mold of some kind. Thankfully Amazon has a quality return policy plus buyer repair representatives that prefer retaining your business. I simply sent the contaminated gloves back plus acquired a refund. However, that wasn’t without a large waste of time on our part, especially having to take the return package to the local UPS store so it could get back to Amazon. This happened again recently when I needed a modern air conditioner filter. The ones I constantly buy from local stores with activated charcoal on them have been unavailable for weeks. I don’t believe if it’s something to do with the pandemic supply lines or if there are other extenuating circumstances; regardless, I started to panic a little when I couldn’t find another Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C filter with activated charcoal on it. I bought a pack of 3 from the internet with a high MERV rating, but they arrived smelling like chemicals! I couldn’t believe it, plus sadly I had to return the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C filters for a refund. Now I don’t believe where I’m going to get an Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C filter for our house.

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