When Good Appliances Go Bad

When Good Appliances Go Bad

Whirlpool - Washing machine issue Screwed by Whirlpool. Cabrio washer awful Lowes/ Whirlpool water heater scam? Whirlpool Refrigerator Shelves are cracking after 2 years Congratulations! You just bought a refrigerator! Or perhaps a new top-of-the-line washing machine! New appliances are terrific fun. They are fresh and clean. They work beautifully. They don’t have any grunge from daily use accumulated just yet. If only they could stay this perfect forever! Enjoying New Appliances But sadly they can’t. New appliances are often put right to work, which means the shine of newness may fade, but at least you have the knowledge that your new energy-saving appliances are doing just that...
10 Industries We Simply Don’t Trust

10 Industries We Simply Don’t Trust

There is a lot that can go wrong on a daily basis. We are a nation of consumers, and we like to do what we do best – buy things. Unfortunately, not all of those purchases turn out as well as we’d like them to. Judging by the sheer volume of complaints on PissedConsumer.com, a great many deals are going sour every single day. Along those same lines, we have become a nation of skeptical buyers. How do we know we’re making a good call with a new purchase? Why check the complaints of course! It’s no surprise then that there are...

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Breaking the Budget with Rental Cars

Breaking the Budget with Rental Cars

Budget Rent A Car - "Bait and Switch" Budget Rent A Car - Budget applied fuel surcharge even though I filled car before return. Budget Rent A Car - Forced to buy optional insurance Rental cars fall into the range of necessary evils when traveling. It’s bad enough to make it through the security checkpoints and flight delays, but to have to stand in line after your arrival and wait for the drama of renting a car seems like some sort of injustice. And that’s when the rental agency does everything right. But what about when everything seems to be truly an injustice! Misleading Advertising Often you book your rental car before you leave for your trip – waiting...
Sometimes the Best Airlines Go Bad

Sometimes the Best Airlines Go Bad

Emirates Airlines - Not received proper services Unfortunately it was Emirates Airlines Emirates Airlines - Bad attitude crew head and waitress threatening to get client arrested In the world of air travel, limitations seem to be increasing considerably faster than convenience or even politeness. In fact, some of the most respectable airlines in the world have fallen a long way from the esteem they once held with passengers. This is especially sad as many of these passengers selected the premier airline intentionally to avoid problems. Trouble Checking In Traveling by plane has gotten increasingly complicated over the years thanks to additional security measures. Savvy travelers know to expect some delays and to wear shoes that can be removed easily. But those...
When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Safeway - shopping in the local store and saw some holiday plates on sale Normally when you’re shopping at your local grocery store, you’re not worried about injury. Sure, you might pinch a finger or, if your young child is driving the cart, get rammed in the back of your ankles by the cart. But run of the mill trips and scraps happen anywhere, and you don’t really think of serious injury happening on the way to the canned goods aisle. But it can. Let’s say you’re interested in some of the holiday merchandise in the store. You want to get a closer look at some of the plates that the store has on sale after the...
A Not So Free Trial

A Not So Free Trial

Regal Cigs - Free trial not so free Regal Cigs - SCAM REGALCIGS Regal Cigs - WAY too much money!!! There’s nothing more tempting than a free trial. How else are you going to determine if you really like a particular product without paying anything at all out of pocket? But of course, when you’re dealing with free trials – especially online – you should always read the fine print. Twice. Because sometimes that free trial…isn’t. Virtually everyone has felt suckered into something a time or two. Perhaps you filled out an application only to have your email address sold to every spam center in the western hemisphere. Or you opened a new credit account...
Easy Meal or Easy Mistake?

Easy Meal or Easy Mistake?

Applebees - Horrible, Horrible, Horrible Applebees - Horrible It’s always disappointing to discover that something that should be easy turns into a mistake that was too easy to make. How many times have you planned a meal out with a friend only to have it go badly? The two of you talk about having a fun evening out and decide that you’ll run down to casual dining restaurant. You want casual, after all, because this is a chance to talk, get caught up and eat some decent food without paying through the nose for the privilege. The Unappetizing Food Now, when you visit a chain restaurant that...
Warranties Protect You…Right?

Warranties Protect You…Right?

Ashley Furniture - Warranty is a SCAM! Ashley Furniture - Ashley`s Furniture Homestore does NOT Honor Warranties Ashley Furniture - Fraudulent Warranty & Business Practices There is nothing better than cat urine on your sofa. Okay. That was obviously sarcasm because there is simply not much worse in the world than cat urine on your sofa. Unless it’s vomit on your sofa. Or perhaps dog feces. Are you detecting a trend here? Sofas can be a prime collection zone for disgusting things. It makes sense when you consider just which parts of your body (and your pets’ bodies) are resting on the sofa itself. But regardless of what and how the mess got onto your sofa, your primary consideration is,...
The Debate over Supplements

The Debate over Supplements

Advocare - A sucker born every minute Advocare - Advocare distributor If you want to get people fired up, start a discussion on the value of supplements. Just how valuable are all of those pills that claim to boost your health, wellness and performance? There are those who will defend the power of health and wellness supplements to their dying breath. Others snort and sniff away any value from the supplements. For those individuals taking pills for better performance is simply a way to spend money on something a healthy diet will provide. Of course, no matter where you look, you can’t help but find research that seems to...
The High Costs of Home Improvement

The High Costs of Home Improvement

Menards - Cheap *** Menards - Restocking fee Home improvement, or big box, stores are not for the faint of heart. These stores are often gigantic and carry everything from floor tiles to roofing nails. Just finding what you’re looking for is a considerable feat and if you happen to know what you’re even seeking, you’re doing better than most. How many of us know we need to fix something around the house and then wander into a home improvement store in hopes of finding the part we need? We might grab a customer service representative to get another opinion or maybe we research online first...
A Total Lack of Communications

A Total Lack of Communications

Skype - No reply to cancellation Skype  The internet should make it easier to communicate with others around the corner or around the globe, but at times the popular communication software seems to make things more challenging rather than more straightforward. While technology is always great when it’s working correctly, it can be an absolutely nightmare when it seems to be faulty or when you simply want to speak to a real person again – a novelty it seems in our busy modern IT world. Frustrated with Multiple Accounts One individual is older and trying to live as comfortably as possible on a small pension. He carefully...
The Office Furniture Fiasco

The Office Furniture Fiasco

The Hawden Group - Worst reseller we ever had! Businesses spend a lot of money on furniture. After all, there are often quite a few employees who need quite a few items to make their offices and workspaces functional. But like anything else, you can run into some serious issues when ordering furniture for the office. Or, in the case of our story today – when you’re delivering it. Complaints about Office Furniture A major retailer of office furniture was surprised to hear from one of its dealers recently. It seems the smaller dealer was quite unhappy about the product that the major retailer had delivered to it. The smaller dealer...
Rental Car Nightmares

Rental Car Nightmares

Enterprise Car Rental - Denied a rental! Enterprise Car Rental - TYLER BROWN, Shady as they come! There are a few reasons why someone might need a rental car: travel, car maintenance or perhaps business. But regardless of the reason you’re renting a car, the process should be straightforward enough. You reserve the car, you put down the deposit, you get the keys and you drive away. Unfortunately, there are shady characters out there who make what should be a simple process into something much darker, perhaps even illegal. Consider the case of the gentleman from Boise. False Charges with Car Rentals The Boise gentleman went to the rental...
If Your Time Was Worth Money…

If Your Time Was Worth Money…

Publishers Clearing house Publishers Clearing House - Phone calls congradulating me on winning If your time was actually worth something to advertisers and websites, just how much should you have made by now? There are companies all over the internet claiming to be paying out thousands – even millions – of dollars, and all you have to do is play some games. Or fill out this form. Or reply to this email. Of course we can’t lump all the bad in with the good. There are many very legitimate contests and opportunities online to win money or prizes through games and surveys. But...
There’s Nothing Worse than a Bad Cut

There’s Nothing Worse than a Bad Cut

Great Clips - You might as well shave your own head! Great Clips - Ruined bangs Great Clips - Jacked up bangs It’s time to get ready to go back to school, and one of the absolutely necessary items to handle is a new haircut. Everyone wants to go back to school in style, and that means getting at least a trim to remove split ends and perhaps even up your bangs. Of course, when you opt to cut your hair you’re always taking a risk. Hair, for many of us, is a very personal trait – it defines what we look like and who we are in a fashion sense. So it stands to reason that...
Life or Death: Insulin Delivery

Life or Death: Insulin Delivery

Insulet`s Failure - Omnipod Debacle Omnipod - Omni Pod - terrible customer service (not a company that cares about their customer`s health) For a Type-1 diabetic, insulin is not a choice or just a medication to remember. It is truly life or death. Many diabetics rely on insulin pumps to deliver the amount of medicine they need in a timely manner – this allows them to better control their dosage and keep their body systems running smoothly without any interruption. To make this process even simpler, companies create insulin pumps and pods that can be ordered through the mail making the process routine, simple and...
When Your Credit Score Hangs in the Balance

When Your Credit Score Hangs in the Balance

Experian screw people`s life Experian - Cancelling Account If there was ever a doubt that your credit score exists primarily to manipulate you and your finances, you can put that doubt to rest. The credit bureaus that keep and create your credit score are like all businesses and they exist for a single purpose – to make money. Recently, a would-be renter found this out the hard way. Checking your credit score is a practice we are all encouraged to adopt. After all, how else are you supposed to know when someone has stolen your credit or has opened accounts in your name? More...
The Friendly Disgruntled Worker

The Friendly Disgruntled Worker

Time Warner Cable - Admits problem, denies repairs There is a lot to be said for befriending a disgruntled worker. Imagine the frustration for one family who had purchased a new HDTV. The brought the television home and had it professionally installed. Then they called up the cable company to have the HDTV service set up for the television. The first worker came out and worked with the cables for a bit. He grunted, swore, switched wires and tried a few things before declaring that this was the best they could do and cable was set up. He promptly left the customer’s home. When the family settled down to...
Well, It Is Not the Post Office

Well, It Is Not the Post Office

UPS - UPS driver stole my package “Through rain, sleet or hail – the mail must go through!” That may be what they said back in the days of stagecoaches and mail cars, but these days packages are often send through special mail services rather than the post office, and it’s much more convenient for everyone – or should be. Customers pay premium prices to arrange this delivery service, so it’s twice as painful when the mail doesn’t go through. There’s no rain, sleet or hail on these guys – you would think that would make it a bit easier to do their jobs well. Unfortunately, some things...