Posts Tagged ‘consumerist’

Here’s a nice little tale about people who know better and still do stupid stuff: Guy is a business owner. Guy signs contract to get a loan, using vehicle as collateral. Guy gets money and re-payment schedule. Guy watches as first payment due date goes wizzing by. Guy shows up next day with part of […]

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 at 17:56 | 0 comments
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This guy is mad because his car (he bought used) is out of warranty and GM wants to charge him to fix it. I would try to point out the logical flaws in his argument, but he doesn’t provide any logic. The customer is not always right and you sir, are an idiot. Response to […]

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at 08:02 | 0 comments
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So you get a note from your mortgage company that they are freezing your HELOC (so you can’t draw any money against it) that you originally got as a part of your 80/10/10 loan. Given the current status of the banking system, and all of the questionable loans they made in the past, why are […]

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 23:30 | 0 comments
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It’s not that I hate people, I just think, as a general rule, people are stupid. (If you get offended by this statement, then your probably one of the people I am talking about. Like this guy on Consumerist. He gets an estimate for a moving job and when everything is packed up, it’s not […]

Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at 22:04 | 0 comments
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A while back I let my subscription to Reader’s Digest lapse–I just couldn’t justify the cost any longer. But when Consumerist posted a link that was offering it for $5 for the year, I decided to try again. I made it to the second page of my first issue (December 2008) before getting annoyed. There […]

Sunday, January 4th, 2009 at 21:09 | 0 comments
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Response to the Consumerist post on AIG Has Already Used Up 3/4 Of $123 Billion Bailiout. Can someone explain why this is an issue? What exactly were you expecting AIG to do with the loan? Save it for a rainy day. Its pouring buckets and if they had enough money, they wouldn’t have needed the […]

Sunday, October 26th, 2008 at 07:50 | 0 comments
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Response to the Consumerist post on Please, Citibank, Stop Sending Us Random Amounts Of Money!. Ask them to convert the checks to some sort of merchandise so that is falls under the USPS Rules for Unsolicited Merchandise. It may fall under that category anyway. (Check with your local postmaster.)

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 07:44 | 0 comments
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On a Consumerist post, downwithmonstercable replies: I get offers in the mail all the time to use “convenience checks” for my cards that give me a 4.99% rate or something. I don’t get it though. How is writing a check more convenient than a card? That sounds kinda like a Jack Handey deep thought. Except […]

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at 06:48 | 0 comments
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Response to the Consumerist post on As Airlines Become More Efficient, Cheap Seats Become Harder To Find. Businesses tend to stay in business by making money. An airline which is selling off a bunch of cheap seats is likely not making money. Selling cheap, last minutes fares that make a profit over the marginal cost […]

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 12:37 | 0 comments
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Response to the Consumerist post on Bank of America CEO Explains How He Beat Wall Street. CEOs, just like star athletes, are not overpaid–they are paid what the market will bear. If they were not worth what they are being paid, then the company would not hire them. Each company tries to pay the best […]

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 12:05 | 0 comments
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