Big Trouble with Prepaid Cards

Big Trouble with Prepaid Cards

Customer complaints about prepaid cards have been increasing over the last six months. In fact, the number of complaints on Pissed Consumer have snowballed. The first review on Rushcard appears on Pissed Consumer four years ago. An average of 13 reviews about the prepaid card were made each month in the first nine months of the year. And then October came. Looking at customer complaints, it seems Rushcard’s computer system went down on October 13. In the span of three days – October 13 through October 15 – Pissed Consumer saw over 700 reviews posted about Rushcard. In the weeks since...
Large Retail Stores Facing Employee Shortages this Holiday Season

Large Retail Stores Facing Employee Shortages this Holiday Season

It’s a nice problem for the economy to have, perhaps, but it’s not nearly as appealing for the stores that are facing serious shortages of workers. As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Target, Wal-Mart and TJ Maxx have all boosted wages and made noises about not being able to get enough workers employed. Raising Wages Working in a retail job at Target or Wal-Mart isn’t necessarily prestigious, but it does bring in a paycheck. Fortunately for workers, those paychecks are going up just a bit. Wal-Mart has adjusted its starting wage to $9 per hour and Target quickly followed. TJ Maxx, another...
Is Home Depot a Credit Killer?

Is Home Depot a Credit Killer?

We all know the value of a high credit score, and if you don’t, you likely haven’t been paying attention to yours. One man was very worried about his credit score. So worried, in fact, that he is suing Home Depot for “ruining” his score with a late payment notice. The High Price of Paying Late A customer in Oregon has taken the extreme measure of suing Home Depot for $250,000. One quarter of a million dollars is the value the unnamed man has put on his own credit score, which he claims Home Depot negatively affected without cause. The story laid out in...
McDonalds May Regret All-Day Breakfast

McDonalds May Regret All-Day Breakfast

When McDonalds launched its all day breakfast menu customers were thrilled. The owners and managers of the restaurants which had to serve that all day breakfast are far less enthusiastic. McDonalds Trying for a Comeback McDonalds has been in a slide for some time as the public looks for better options in fast food. One of the many tactics the fast food company has tried is to simplify its main menu and now it is expanded the menu to include breakfast items all day. Other fast food companies like Sonic have always had this option available, but what McDonalds great – the super-fast...
Why We All Need Negative Reviews

Why We All Need Negative Reviews

Five stars. Two thumbs up. 100 percent. As consumers, we rely on product reviews to steer us in the right purchasing decision. It’s easy to see why we, the buyers, might need positive reviews. After all, if you have a great experience at a particular restaurant, your positive review encourages others to visit the restaurant. Hungry patrons and restaurant owners alike are thrilled about every positive review. The same can be said for movies, video games, books, service and virtually any other experience. But what about the experiences that aren’t very good? Do we need negative reviews just as much as positive...
Wendy’s Ditches the Dollar Menu

Wendy’s Ditches the Dollar Menu

While customers love the dollar menu at fast food restaurants like Wendy’s, the store itself may not be as big a fan. In fact, many other fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and Taco Bell are also looking for ways to boost the bottom line while leaving the value menus that customers love. For restaurants, the dollar menu is very much a double-edged sword. The Value of the Dollar Menu The actual purpose of the dollar menu at a Wendy’s location is to encourage customers to spend well over one dollar. Order a single burger for a dollar and then add a drink...
After 60 Years, Disney Is Changing Ticket Sales

After 60 Years, Disney Is Changing Ticket Sales

After more than six years of theme park magic, Disney is changing the way tickets are sold for both Disney World and Disneyland. The theme parks will be changing ticket sales to reflect demand, hoping to spread crowds out over the year by pricing holidays and weekends higher than non-peak times. The hope is that by making tickets more expensive on popular days, and less expensive on traditionally non-peak times, Disney-goers will be able to enjoy their experience more. Long Waits, Closing Gates Disney is facing a problem that many companies would love to have. The parks are just too popular. There...
Think Twice about Multi-Level Marketing

Think Twice about Multi-Level Marketing

Melaleuca - Never again Avoid Arbonne 'Business Opportunity' like the Plague! 5LINX - RUN AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY RIP OFF- ACN is a scam all the way BEWARE The sales pitch sounded simple. Sell these great products to others and make serious money! It’s so easy – the products sell themselves! A lot of people find themselves in a position to sell healthcare, beauty or any number of other products on behalf of a company, and more than a few realize that perhaps the sales opportunity is not all that they had hoped for. If you’re thinking about selling products for a company, go in with your eyes...
The Horrors of Discount Housing Repairs

The Horrors of Discount Housing Repairs

Window World Sucks! Window World Christmas Fiasco! AKA HOUSE RAPE!! Louisville Franchise! It starts off with a simple plan – you need to replace some windows. Or install some new siding. But anything costing thousands of dollars is going to quickly escalate beyond simple. In fact, if you’re not careful, your simple plan to bring out a company to replace windows can quickly dissolve into a major conundrum. Windows and Window Installers There is a simple truth to keep in mind when you buy discount windows. Sure, the advertisement says you’ll be paying less than $200 per window, installed, but consider where the...
3 Tips for Ordering Car Parts Online

3 Tips for Ordering Car Parts Online

Partsgeek - Parts Geek Sucks!!!! Partsgeek - No Exchange for Broken Part They Broke Partsgeek - NEVER Order From Them! If you are working on your car, you want to get quality pieces. After all, driving a machine that weighs hundreds or perhaps thousands of pounds around town with inferior parts is simply a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s hard to know who to trust when it comes to ordering parts. What companies can you count on? Sometimes it’s just a gamble. Check Reviews In our modern age of internet awareness, the first step before you order anything is to check the reviews online. If multiple customers are complaining about...
Buying a Camper: Lessons Learned

Buying a Camper: Lessons Learned

Avondale AZ Camping World no customer service beyond point of sale Worst Customer Service Ever!!! Camping World of Denver is Awful! Camping World - Review about 2015 Keystone Cougar Xlite from Sandy, Utah CAMPING WORLD SCREWED UP REPAIR- LIED Buying a camper or recreational vehicle is exciting. Suddenly you have the means to travel the world. To see new things and try new experiences. But the first thing you must do is get that camper off the showroom floor and into your own garage or storage facility without losing your sanity or savings in the process. Slow Down the Buying Process When you go to buy a camper, the first thing you’ll need to do is slow down. Don’t get in...
Wilted Flowers for Mother’s Day

Wilted Flowers for Mother’s Day

From You Flowers - Failure to give me what I ordered Flower Delivery Express - Flower Fraud and Scam Proflowers - Review about Mothers Day Flowers in Hays, Kansas Run from Proflowers Mother’s Day is one of the best (and easiest) holidays of all. To celebrate the day you simply need to find your mother something special to tell her that you love her. With our many different floral delivery options, you can actually send flowers from anywhere in the world to your mother for her to enjoy on her day. The ease of delivery makes the process simple, and every mother appreciate a nice thought on a special day. But what if the flowers you’ve ordered aren’t...
Life Insurance: 3 Problems to Watch For

Life Insurance: 3 Problems to Watch For

Globe Life Insurance - Not Paying The Claim Globe Life Insurance - WILL NOT PAY FOR DEATH BENEFITS Globe Life Insurance - Horrible experience. Life insurance is never any fun to think about, but it is most certainly important to consider - especially if you have a spouse or dependents. As sad as it is, dying is expensive, and have a solid life insurance policy gives you peace of mind that all of your accounts can be settled and your funeral costs covered without leaving a burden on your loved ones. Of course, life insurance is just what you need for peace of mind – unless it’s not. Sadly, it’s often only after a...
3 Things to Look For Before You Rent an Apartment

3 Things to Look For Before You Rent an Apartment

Greystar Properties - Bad Management Greystar Properties - I'd rather be shot in the face than to live in that apartment again! Greystar Properties - HORRIBLE PLACE TO LIVE ----ELAN 33 WEST DAVIE FLORIDA There are some great perks to renting an apartment. You often have nice amenities and you can skip all of the yard work required. In some cases you can pay a bit more and have your trash collected from your doorstep or enjoy covered parking. Of course, there are some potential problems that come with renting as well. Chief among these is the quality of the company actually managing the property. If you wind up in a complex managed by a lazy...
Red Flags with Propane Delivery

Red Flags with Propane Delivery

Suburban Propane - Unregulated, bait and switch, price gouging, unfair business practices Suburban Propane - Suburban refill price 9/15/14 $5.59!!! Nearly 3 times the refill price of competitors 2 people in our park used Suburban Propane and charged different prices per gal. There are many choices when it comes to heating your home. One of the best for those living in more rural areas is propane. Propane is straightforward enough. A large propane tank is installed on your property and the gas lines are run from the tank into your home. Periodically when your gas gets low in the tank, you call the company to come and refill it. Of course, like so many things that should be straightforward, some problems can crop up with...
What You Pay for With Ultra – Low Prices

What You Pay for With Ultra – Low Prices

America Cameras - Extremely bad customer service! America Cameras - Be careful about buying from AmericaCameras.com America Cameras - SCAM!!! DO NOT do business with these thieves!!! Some places offer low-priced merchandise and they don’t try to hide behind brand names. You want to spend just a couple of dollars on a toy? It will be made as cheaply as possible with cheap materials, but that may be just what you needed at the time and don’t mind paying just a bit for just a bit of quality. Other places, however, offer brand name merchandise for quite a bit less than every other retailer. How can a website offer you a television for $200 less than everyone...
The Secret to Childhood Consignment Shops

The Secret to Childhood Consignment Shops

Once Upon A Child - Sickening reviews!! Once Upon A Child - Review about Clothes Selling from Findlay, Ohio Once Upon A Child - Pick and irrational when deciding what to buy! Once Upon A Child - Review about Kids Clothing from Norwalk, Connecticut Children, especially babies, outgrow clothing and toys in a record amount of time. It’s hard to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a new baby wardrobe every few months, so it makes financial sense to try and sell back those gently used clothes to regain some of the original expense. As many people have discovered, however, selling children’s clothing and toys through a consignment shop or second hand shop isn’t always as...
Ordering Online? Check for These 3 Things

Ordering Online? Check for These 3 Things

Mynamenecklace - Review about Name Necklace from Toronto, Ontario Mynamenecklace - No communication at all, waste of money Mynamenecklace - Very Very late delivery and not what I ordered Mynamenecklace - Review about Monogram Necklace from Amelia, Louisiana We do a huge amount of shopping online. There are so many customized products available through websites and global connections it would be a shame to avoid the opportunities that the internet has brought to retail. But sadly just because it online shopping is available, it isn’t always a good idea. There are always a few possibilities for problems when you place an order online, but checking for a few tell-tale signs of issues can help you steer...
Expensive Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Expensive Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Cabinets To Go - Warning, warning stay away from Cabinet to go Cabinets To Go: Dishonest and Totally Unprofessional Cabinets To Go - Cheap Chinese cabinets, they are never in stock and WAY overpriced The kitchen is the heart of the home. A place to gather. A place to cook. A place to eat together as a family sharing tales of the day. But how do you build a kitchen without cabinets? Not very well. Unfortunately thousands of customers have learned a difficult lesson about buying cabinets. These customers opted for cabinets from a discount vendor and many are still waiting for parts of their order – in some cases a full year later! Flashy and Bright Advertisements It’s not just cars that are sold through flashy advertising....
Tips for Planting Your Own Garden This Spring

Tips for Planting Your Own Garden This Spring

Dimeo Farms - Beware of DiMeo fruit farms,,,enter at your own risk Gardeners Collection - Review about Plants in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Burgess Seed And Plant Company - Sent all plants back and got NO refund Dimeo Farms - Worst customer service experience in my life Willis Orchard Company - Grapes and lies Dimeo Farms - I ordered 10 bushes, when I called with a question, was told I was wasting his time. Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to start preparing and planting gardens – especially if you’re hoping to grow fruits and vegetables. As you turn your soil and prepare your compost, give some thought to your plants this year as well – do you know what it is you’re planting? Do...