What Scares Us Most About Hotels

What Scares Us Most About Hotels

Holiday Inn - Stranger given my room key, saw me nude - a sexual violation of my body -mgmt. and staff lied about comping my stays & room service, charged me over $1200 corporate is still NOT fixing this horror + Holiday Inn Birmingham Snowhill has BEDBUG Staying in a hotel should be a fun experience. It’s a chance to get out of the house, to relax and to let someone else do the cleaning. You may even order room service just to round out the overnight experience. But what should be a fun time often becomes a stressful one. It’s hard to sleep in a bed that’s not your own, and there are potentially lots of things that may go wrong. In fact, the potential problems can absolutely spoil your trip – and possibly any trips to come. The Wrong...
The Worst Things about Buying Furniture

The Worst Things about Buying Furniture

LaZBoy - DON'T BUY EXTENDED FROM LAZY BOY ITS A SCAM LaZBoy 5 year warranty LaZBoy - Still waiting for items and damaged furniture to be fixed Buying new furniture should be fun and exciting. It shouldn’t be a hassle or an experience that leaves you bitter and regretful – but so often it does. When you buy new recliners, chairs and sofas, you usually have a choice of store locations. There are many places that sell sofas, so you would think that a specialty store, one that offers custom fabric selection and a solid brand name, would be a safe bet. Unfortunately, it seems that there are no safe bets in the world of recliners. Pushy Salespeople In a commission-based world, you’re going to...
The Most Magical Place Isn’t So Magical After All

The Most Magical Place Isn’t So Magical After All

Disneyland Employee Bullied My Autistic Daughter Disneyland - Where was Mickey Mouse????? Disneyland - Disappointing Trip Of all the vacation spots in the world, none hold a candle to the family theme parks that are designed to be truly magical. These parks include some of the most famous characters in the world, and families with young children especially can enjoy the fun environment without worrying about common issues that can spring up on other vacations. You pay a bit more, but the experience is truly magical. Except when it isn’t. The Perfect Escape Children with disabilities have a hard time finding a place to feel comfortable when traveling. Fortunately, many these parks...
The Truth behind Online Make Up Deals

The Truth behind Online Make Up Deals

Julep is a Scam. Julep - What a poorly run business....scam???. Julep - How didn't you know you were signing up for a subscription? As there are in so many things, two categories exist in the world of online make up deals – the actual deals, and the messes you quickly realize you want no part of. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to actually go into a deal blind before you determine exactly what it is you’re dealing with. Free Promotional Make Up The free promotion is a deal as old as the hills. Companies offer you a bit of a free something and in return you become a loyal customer buying more items down the road. The...
The Biggest Problem with Craft Stores

The Biggest Problem with Craft Stores

Joann Fabric - Awful customer service in Monroeville PA Joann Fabric - Teacher Has Horrible Experience at Jo-Ann Fabrics Joann Fabric - Sick of these customers that refuse to use their brains, if they even have one at all. Craft stores are supposed to be fun places where you can buy all of the fabric and interesting tidbits for your projects. They aren’t supposed to be the sort of place that gives you a raging headache and leaves you frustrated with your experience. Unfortunately, craft stores are retail centers and that means your experience is often subjected to the whims of the people you’re working with – the employees. Great Customers Service It’s always refreshing to know that there are great employees out there. These are the employees who...
Steer Clear of a Less than Perfect Match

Steer Clear of a Less than Perfect Match

Eharmony - Eharmony and hundreds of spam emails Eharmony - eHarmony does not not care about its customers Eharmony - Eharmony is the worst dating site in History!!! Meeting people can be a challenge. Fortunately we have many options of online dating websites to work with when you’re looking to find a bit of friendship or romance. Unfortunately, not all of these dating websites are as great as they promise to be. Romantic Promises If you watch the commercials for dating websites they will tell you that everything is possible. All you need to do is sign up and you’ll be able to find the love your life by filling out a simple questionnaire! Just check a few...
The Danger of Timeshares

The Danger of Timeshares

Westgate Resorts - Westgate Resort Owners Class Action Lawsuit against Westgate Westgate Resorts - Wrong Resort and Event Fee Westgate Resorts - They changed my contract after I bought and now it's a constant fight to get what I paid for. If you've never heard of one, a timeshare is exactly what it sounds like - time shared in a condo or apartment where the various families invested in the property split the cost. The way a timeshare is supposed to work is pretty simple. You invest in the property and pay an annual maintenance fee. Then, you get to use your share of the property for a week or two throughout the year. Selling Timeshares When a company sells you a timeshare, there is often a bit that they don't disclose. The...
3 Great Buys in September

3 Great Buys in September

The fall months are a great time to make some big investments. Of course you’ll always want to do your research ahead of time – there are lots of ways to waste your money this month, too. While Labor Day sales are often terrific, it’s the savings after Labor Day that are really impressive. Car Sales The 2015 cars are already on the lot, and that means the 2014s have to go. If you’re shopping for a 2015 vehicle, this is certainly not the best the time to buy. Paying top dollar right at the top of the model year isn’t going to...
Health Savior or Scam? 3 Ways to Tell

Health Savior or Scam? 3 Ways to Tell

Garcinium - Was charged for the "Risk Free Trial" and full price for another order I didn't make. Garcinium - Ordered garcinium for $4.95, but was charged $99.99 Garcinium - Garcinium/Supra Cleanse 350 - paying $99.99 not $4.95...requests to cancel not acknowledged There are many excellent supplements and healthcare products on the market today. Often with so many, it becomes a challenge to figure out which products are actually legitimate and which are simply junk. Worse, some might be legitimate, but you’ll never know because the products are simply a way to entice you into a scam. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can tell when you’re looking at what may be a bogus offer. Better, there are ways to protect yourself as well. 1. Too Good To Be True It’s one...
When the Going Gets Hot…Get Going?

When the Going Gets Hot…Get Going?

Megabus - Review about Bus Travel Service Megabus - Review about Broken Air Conditioner Megabus - THE AIR CONDITION WHEN OUT. There are many ways to travel between cities and states, and for those who aren’t comfortable flying and don’t have the luxury of a nearby train, often the best method of transportation is a bus. Fortunately, there are very nice, luxury buses available for travel. These buses come with electrical outlets, WiFi for internet usage and, of course, air conditioning. The Discomforts of Travel When you travel in an airplane or on a bus, you expect some discomforts. After all, there are dozens, perhaps hundreds of people all crammed into the same small...
What You Should Know About Furniture Warranties

What You Should Know About Furniture Warranties

Living Spaces - Cheap Furniture / Ridiculous Warranty Living Spaces - 2014 Purchased a sofa and love seat from Living Spaces. Living Spaces - Furniture delivered damaged/call center won't accommodate within 7 days of complaint Living Spaces - Do not purchase Living Spaces VIP Ultrashield warranty There are some furniture companies that seem to specialize in inexpensive furniture and expensive furniture warranties. The warranties are designed to give you peace of mind as you buy a new couch or mattress, but often rather than enjoying your new items with peace of mind, you realize you’ve got both a broken sofa and a worthless warranty – neither of which was worth the money you spent. Beware Cheap Furniture There is a...
This Is Why You Should Always Get a Referral for Home Repairs

This Is Why You Should Always Get a Referral for Home Repairs

Home Advisors send convicted felon to our house Home Advisor employs a convicted crook in the neighborhood You need to fix a leak under your sink. Or perhaps you need your trees trimmed. Maybe you’re even willing to invest $20,000 in a new pool. You need a contractor or specialist to take on your job. Fortunately there are companies available who do a bit of sorting and organizing for you when it comes to finding contractors. These companies find specialists, perform background checks, and suggest the right person for the job – or at least they claim they do. Skipping the Background Check People make mistakes. It’s entirely...
The 3 Most Irritating Restaurant Experiences

The 3 Most Irritating Restaurant Experiences

Bob Evans Restaurants - Carryout complaint Bob Evans Restaurants - RUDE AND OR PREJIDICE WAITRESS There are categories of restaurants. Not every eating establishment has four stars, and many are simple, economical and easy places to get hot, decent food. Unfortunately, even when you have only moderate expectations for a restaurant, you can run into trouble and leave irritated and frustrated rather than comfortable and content. They Screw Up Your Order There are places that have complicated menu items. And there are people who make simple items more complicated than is strictly necessary. But when you order just the basic menu items – the ones the...
3 Things Every RV Owner Should Know about Repairs

3 Things Every RV Owner Should Know about Repairs

Beware of Camping World repair service Camping World - Poor Customer Interaction and Damage to Coach Camping World Lake City, Florida Service Dept. does more damage than they fix. Owning a camper or recreational vehicle is fun, but it can be a lot of work, too. Just like a car, a mobile home requires regular maintenance, and when things break on a mobile home, you can’t just take the giant RV into your local body shop. It’s important to know what you’re getting into with mobile home repairs. Not All Shops Are Created Equal It’s true for cars and it’s true for RVs. Not all repair shops are created equally. Sadly this is especially true when it comes to...
3 Signs You Need a New Grocery Store

3 Signs You Need a New Grocery Store

Albertsons - Poor cust service and stinky store Albertsons - constantly stalked by Roy the loss prevention Albertsons - Rotton Watermelon Sometimes we get in a rut when it comes to buying groceries. We go to the same store we always have, simply because it’s convenient or perhaps habit. But when things aren’t quite what they used to be, or something is definitely off – it’s time to find a new place to shop. Stalkers Theft and loss are real problems in all retail establishments. It stands to reason that grocery stores might hire someone to specialize in loss prevention and to be sure that nothing walks away out of the store that...
The Truth about Heavy Duty Phone Cases

The Truth about Heavy Duty Phone Cases

Lifeproof - Case got wet ruined my phone Lifeproof terrible customer service Lifeproof Iphone Case Warranty Sucks! Lifeproof - 2 phones trashed Lifeproof - buyer BEWARE When you pay almost $100 for a phone case, you expect it to do great thing. In fact, you know it will do great things because the company selling you the case promises – even guarantees – that it will. If you buy the cover and register it with the company, you are promised a warranty on the case and you have the ability to make claims if your phone and the case get damaged. It seems too good to be true – and maybe it is. Not-So-Indestructible A phone...
Why You Should (or Should Not) Buy a GM Vehicle

Why You Should (or Should Not) Buy a GM Vehicle

Safety recalls are a part of doing business at times, especially in a heavily regulated industry like the American automotive one. Of course, it may be normal to have to recall one particular model or one particular part from time to time, but so far in in 2014, General Motors has gone well beyond “normal” recalls. Peak Performance While GM product commercials for Chevy, Cadillac or Buick vehicles might promise a peak performance of one sort, GM has delivered a chart-busting number of an entirely new kind. In just last six months, GM has had to recall 29 million vehicles – that’s...
Local Consumer Review Survey 2014

Local Consumer Review Survey 2014

This year’s survey has evolved from 2013 with 2 new questions added & 3 removed. As with the 2013 survey, the focus of this year’s survey is on consumers in the North American market. BrightLocal contacted its Local Consumer Panel which consists of just under 5,000 individual consumers, and received 2,104 entries with 90% of respondents coming from the US and 10% from Canada. The survey was conducted over 6 weeks in May-June 2014. Consumption of online reviews 1. How many times have you used the internet to find a local business in the last 12 months? Key Findings: To find businesses on both PC...
The Difference between Jewelry Salespeople and Experts

The Difference between Jewelry Salespeople and Experts

Kay Jewelers Unethical Company Kay Jewelers - Review about Diamond Ring Upgrade Kay Jewelers - Horrible Ring!!! If you head to the mall, you’ll find a slew of jewelry stores –one on every corner it seems. These stores often have millions of dollars in sales every year, and it is fun to window shop as you stroll from one spot in the mall to another. But before you head into the nearest jewelry store to buy a new engagement ring or have a piece of jewelry repaired, it’s important to know just what you’re dealing with. In most cases, it’s not jewelry experts – it’s just sales...
The Best Way to Deal with Rude Employees

The Best Way to Deal with Rude Employees

Sonic - Review about Wrong Order Sonic - Review about Rude Employee from Cedar Rapids, Iowa When you order fast food, you aren’t expecting premier service, but it’s reasonable to expect your carhop or server to be polite and pleasant. In return, you are polite and everyone gets along just fine without sniping at each other or being ugly. Of course sometimes thing go terribly wrong, and you wind up with an ugly situation on your hands – your server is rude and unpleasant. What do you do now? Kill Them with Kindness When someone is in a bad mood, they are looking to take it...