Posts Tagged ‘consumerist’

Your pants are lying to you. An Esquire investigation found that different clothing stores have greatly varying definitions of waistline size. Old Navy was the worst offender. Their “36 inch” pants measured actually at 41 inches. At the GAP, 36 inches actually means 39. Maybe this helps explain why I have worn the same size […]

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 11:52 | 0 comments
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This quote from an article on Consumerist goes a long way to showing why companies treat people badly and get away with it: Had I not absolutely needed to make the purchases, I would have surely walked away and never returned. If you are going to complain about treatment you received to a consumer site, […]

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 17:27 | 0 comments
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Thorzdad does a good job of summing up what is wrong with America [in his comment][2b] and why we are in this financial crisis: And, honestly, you can’t put card problems down just to over-consumption. We always lived in our means. This starts out good. But, then I lost my job and, almost simultaneously, we […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at 07:06 | 0 comments
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Normally, Consumerist has some good stories about people who were wrong by companies. Unfortunately, they tend to lose this credibility by posting stories like this one. Man buys piece of equipment Works great through warranty period After warranty, equipment starts goes bad Six months later, equipment is really bad Company selling equipment refuses to help […]

Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 18:46 | 0 comments
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A while back I thought it would be a good idea to list the sites I tend to look at every morning—my morning read. Then, or so the thought went, if I couldn’t think of a good description of why I read the site, I could take it out of my list and not have […]

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 at 18:11 | 0 comments
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There was a Consumerist article talking about the real cost of a cell phone. Are You Actually Paying More Than $3 A Minute To Use Your Cellphone? looked at an article (which seemed to discount all of the discounts) that found some people are paying $3 a minute for their cell coverage. This got me […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 22:33 | 0 comments
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After work on Friday I went to the Home Depot and found it to be nearly devoid of people. Maybe I just went too early in the afternoon, but I would have expected a few more shoppers. Maybe if they had anything that I was looking for in stock, I would have spent some money […]

Sunday, March 8th, 2009 at 20:41 | 0 comments
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If you get a bill for a service you are not paying for, you should contest the charge immediately. So I went back and checked my records, and found I’d been charged for at least as far back as a year (I was in the bummer tent after that, so I didn’t look further.) How […]

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at 08:06 | 0 comments
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In a break with their corporate privacy policy, a large banking company is set to release records for thousands of people. And the people are…rejoicing? What is this world coming to? Response to the Consumerist post on UBS Will Release Names Of Americans Hiding Money From IRS.

Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 12:49 | 0 comments
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The comments on this article reminded me of the only time I have changed the terms on a contract I was being asked to sign. I crossed out the portion that said I would strictly adhere to “The Fairways Resident Handbook” since no one could actually locate a copy of me to read before signing. […]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 at 23:57 | 0 comments
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